- Project: Hexham Bus Station
- Client: Northumberland City Council
- Construction Value: £3m
- Status: Complete
- Location: Hexham
Past, present and future – creating a contemporary building that draws inspiration from local history and heritage.
Hexham Bus Station sits within a Conservation Area at the eastern side of the historic market town of Hexham in Northumberland. The design of the scheme evolved over many years, considering a wide variety of constraints and opportunities, as well as the needs of users and operators alike, to ensure that the project would make a positive contribution to the area.
Whilst the building’s layout and detailing are contemporary, the materials and landscaping echo the historic buildings in the town. The new bus station provides modern facilities for passengers and bus station staff, including an enclosed waiting area, toilets and space for refreshments and travel information.
Drawing inspiration from the history and heritage of the market town, our design sought to add a sense of civic presence to a very practical space, whilst also taking the opportunity to strengthen the streetscape and public realm for the community. A long outdoor seating area, which blends neatly into the form of the building, is now an area for residents to take in a little sun and fresh air whilst they wait for their bus.