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Grimshaw scoops Stoke bus station competition

Grimshaw has seen off the likes of Zaha Hadid and Wilkinson Eyre to win the contest to design a £15 million city centre bus station in Stoke-on-Trent

The practice was selected last night (23 June) by Stoke-on-Trent CityCouncil’s cabinet from an impressive six-strong shortlist which also included John McAslan + Partners, BDP and Austin-Smith:Lord.

The new bus station will replace a rundown 1960s structure and is expected to complete in 2012. The scheme is the first phase of Realis Estates’ £275 million redevelopment of Stoke-on-Trent’s East West Centre.

Intriguingly the proposal came second to last in an anonymous, online vote of all the concept designs (see below) securing only 4.7 per cent of the votes.

Grimshaw's victorious Stoke design

Entry 2 - Stoke bus station competition

Previous story (AJ 27.05.10)

AJ Exclusive: Shortlisted designs for Stoke bus station competition

The AJ can exclusively reveal the initial design concepts submitted by the six finalists in the competition to design a £12 million city centre bus station in Stoke-on-Trent

The shortlist includes some of UK architecture’s biggest names, such as Zaha Hadid Architects with engineers Adams Kara Taylor and Max Fordham.

Pritzker Prize-winner Hadid is joined by Wilkinson Eyre with Arup; John McAslan + Partners with Mott MacDonald and AECOM; Grimshaw with Arup; BDP with Mott MacDonald and AA Projects; and Austin-Smith:Lord with Curtins, Hilson Moran and JMP.

Submitted anonymously, the proposals went on public display yesterday (26 May). The new bus station will replace a rundown 1960s building (pictured below) and is the first phase of Realis Estates’ £275 million redevelopment of Stoke-on-Trent’s East West Centre.

 

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