8 April 2008

ICE Award for Barnsley Interchange

Posted by Clare Ailward Regional Director, Manchester

We are delighted that the design for Barnsley Interchange has been recognised with the Award for Excellence at the Institute of Civil Engineers' Yorkshire and Humber Awards ceremony.

Project judge Les Goddard, said: "This project certainly has the wow factor. Its contemporary appearance is inspiring and refreshing. The interior of the interchange is equally impressive with a spacious, friendly and open environment. By maximising the use of recycled materials and taking advantage of using daylight and natural ventilation, the project's environmental credentials are to be applauded."

Our client South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) also commented on the award, David Young, Head of Transport Integration said: "This is wonderful news and as an organisation we are delighted that our work has been so highly acknowledged.

"It is a brilliant piece of architecture, planning and construction using recyclable materials and already, nearly a year after it has opened, it has succeeded in attracting lots more people to use the interchange and in turn buses and trains."

We designed the interchange with engineers, Arup, and worked with main contractor Laing O'Rourke to complete the building.