We were commissioned to design a modern and environmentally sustainable transport interchange which would raise the profile and perception of public transport use in Stourbridge and the wider region. Centro was looking for a design that would incorporate the latest sustainable technologies to create a safe, clean and comfortable atmosphere.
The development includes a new station building, 11 stand bus concourse and retail facilities. Modern glass waiting shelters, CCTV, help-points, and internal address system, electronic passenger information boards displaying real time information, automatic doors and public toilets ensure a safe and welcoming environment.
Columns of sustainable timber and a vast glass wall, together with the innovative roofing materials, maximise the admittance of natural light and ensure that visitors are protected from the weather whilst giving the feeling of being out in the open air.
The diversion and replacement of a pedestrian subway provides a more direct connection with the town centre via a safe and spacious approach with improved natural light and sight lines.
The project’s environmental credentials include maximising the use of recycled materials and taking advantage of using daylight and natural ventilation. Built on the existing ‘Brownfield’ bus station site, the building was designed to be environmentally conscious through the use of locally sourced materials, recyclable copper and glu-laminated timber from sustainable forests.
Awards for Stourbridge Interchange include:
CIHT West Midlands Major Project Awards 2013 - Winner
IHE (Institute of Highway Engineers) Awards 2013 - Winner