grimshaw architects: stoke on trent city bus station open to public
grimshaw architects: stoke on trent city bus station open to public grimshaw architects: stoke on trent city bus station open to public
mar 26, 2013
grimshaw architects: stoke on trent city bus station open to public

‘stoke-on-trent city center bus station’ by grimshaw architects, staffordshire, england
all images courtesy of grimshaw architects




in the center of ‘the potteries’ – or stoke-on-trent as it is internationally recognized – global architecture practice grimshaw architects has completed the ‘bus station’ originally won as a competition in 2010. the urban transport hub is located on the closest arterial road to the center of the city, with competitive views of the landscape and an optimal location for the transfer of vehicles and people. the characteristic metal roof undulates to signal the various entrances into the structure. the more industrial exterior look emphasized by a series of V-shaped round steel columns is offset with a warmer timber-slat soffit. various applications of staffordshire blue brick around the perimeter of the structure coupled with the carlow limestone flooring recall the coal and clay industries that drove local industrial growth. 

entrance area under curving roof
all images courtesy of grimshaw architects 

exterior V-shaped columns
all images courtesy of grimshaw architects



project info:


client: stoke on trent city council / realis estates
project manager: stoke on trent city council
architect: grimshaw
structural & civil engineer: arup
mechanical engineer: arup
transport engineer: arup
quantity surveyor: gleeds worldwide
landscape architects: planit
main contractor: vinci construction ltd
delivery architect: sbs architects
structural engineer: alan johnston partnership
quantity surveyor: gleeds worldwide
landscape architect: planit

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