Bright and inviting, the design marks a real departure from the colourless, characterless architecture it replaces. The new bridge, a covered extension to the interchange building itself, gives a seamless transition between rail and road transport. Sustainability has been maximised through the use of sustainable source and recyclable materials, and design features that use natural daylight and ventilation. The solid areas of the roofing use sheet copper, easy to shape to the complex layout of the building and attractive when seen from above in part of the new town centre development.
“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.”
David Brown, former Director General of SYPTE