‘stoke-on-trent city center bus station’ by grimshaw architects, staffordshire, englandall 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. 

grimshaw architects: stoke on trent city bus station open to publicentrance area under curving roofall images courtesy of grimshaw architects 

grimshaw architects: stoke on trent city bus station open to publicexterior V-shaped columnsall images courtesy of grimshaw architects



project info:


client: stoke on trent city council / realis estatesproject manager: stoke on trent city councilarchitect: grimshawstructural & civil engineer: arupmechanical engineer: aruptransport engineer: arupquantity surveyor: gleeds worldwidelandscape architects: planitmain contractor: vinci construction ltddelivery architect: sbs architectsstructural engineer: alan johnston partnershipquantity surveyor: gleeds worldwidelandscape architect: planit