Jefferson Sheard Architects

Jefferson Sheard Architects

Sheffield, GB | London, GB | Peterborough, GB | Manchester, GB

Stourbridge Interchange
Stourbridge Interchange

Stourbridge Interchange

Jefferson Sheard was appointed to carry out design works on the new Stourbridge Interchange, completed in early 2012. The Interchange is a highly original piece of architecture raising the profile and perception of public transport use in Stourbridge and the wider region. 

The development includes a new station building, 11 stand bus concourse and retail. Passenger facilities to ensure a safe and welcoming environment include modern glass waiting shelters, CCTV, help points, an internal address system, electronic passenger information boards with Real Time Information, automatic doors  and public toilets. 

A safe, clean, modern passenger concourse has been created incorporating the latest facilities and ensuring that the  interchange is  accessible,  comfortable  and  convenient for everyone  that lives, works & travels through Stourbridge. Columns of sustainable timber and a vast glass wall, together with the innovative roofing materials, maximize 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.

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Status: Built
Location: Stourbridge, GB
My Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Client: Centro - Network West Midlands