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BDP wins Gloucester bus station contest

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AJ100 big hitter BDP has won the design contest to design Gloucester’s new £6.4million bus station

The practice, famous for its grade II-listed Preston Bus Station (1969), saw off Roberts Limbrick and Aedas-offshoot AHR to land the job which marks the first phase of Stanhope’s proposed Kings Quarter shopping-led development in the city.

More than 70 practices threw their hats in for the competition which called for a ‘functional and yet architecturally stunning’ scheme capable of handling 12 buses at any one time.

BDP director Neil Sansum said: ‘Our design proposes a single roof plane which resembles an aircraft wing and is intended to be a reference to Gloucester’s unique aviation history as well as providing a dramatic and iconic structural form.

‘The wing also has an aerofoil section and is punctuated at various points to allow light penetration to the concourse and bus stands.’

The practice is working with transport consultants from AECOM on the project.

A planning application is due to be submitted by the beginning of August this year with construction expected to start in spring 2016.

The practice hopes the station will open its doors in early 2017.

BDP's victorious Gloucester bus station scheme [May 2015] - sketchbook

BDP’s victorious Gloucester bus station scheme [May 2015] - sketchbook


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