The immediate proximity of grade I and II listed buildings, the listed railway viaduct and the presence of protected vistas to Durham Cathedral and Castle presented a further challenge in providing a modern transport facility which would fit comfortably within the historic context. The solution has been to provide a free-standing and modern facility which uses a carefully selected blend of traditional and modern materials. The use of Durham stone is combined with the warmth of sustainable glulam timber beams whilst the facility is flooded with light from a very contemporary ETFE roof. A truly modern response to provide sensitive development in a historic city.
“… the Panel applauds the radical approach taken to the principles of the solution.”
North East Design Review Enabling Service (NEDRES)