West Yorkshire Combined Authority is recruiting a team to design a major overhaul of Halifax Bus Station
The architect-led multidisciplinary team chosen for the estimated £700,000-to-£1 million contract will design and deliver a new bus terminus in the Northgate area of the historic West Yorkshire town.
The project, planned to complete in 2022, will replace Halifax’s 1989 bus station which handles 15,000 passengers every day. It will deliver upgraded waiting rooms and improved retail and information facilities.
The scheme is part of a £1 billion package of transport improvements planned to reduce congestion, enhance public spaces and promote economic activity across the region.
In its brief, the authority says it is seeking to procure a ‘lead architectural design consultant in relation to the redevelopment of Halifax Bus Station.
‘Competitive fee bids are being invited from a number of practices that can offer the appropriate range of professional services required and establish a multidisciplinary design and delivery team under their management, coordination and supervision.’
Halifax lies between Bradford and Manchester, and was a major centre of woollen manufacturing. The government is investing £1 billion in transport improvements across West Yorkshire which will see around £120 million spent on transport improvements in Halifax and nearby Huddersfield.
Recent major regeneration projects within Halifax include LDN Architects’ overhaul of the Grade I-listed Peace Hall.
The completed bus station will feature 19 bus bays along with a covered concourse, toilets, shops, a staff room, managers’ office, cycle parking and a taxi rank. Bids will be evaluated 60 per cent on quality and 40 per cent on cost.
The deadline for applications is 10am on 26 November.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
40-50 Wellington Street
Tel: 0113 2517237