21 March 2019
Stevenage Borough Council has appointed WYG and architectural practice Stephen George and Partners LLP to design the new bus interchange for Stevenage Town Centre.
Part of a £300 million Stevenage regeneration scheme – the biggest town centre regeneration scheme in the east of England - the project was awarded via the HCA Framework and reunites key personnel from the design and delivery of the successful Haymarket Bus Station for Leicester City Council.
The relocation of Stevenage Bus Interchange is a vital enabler in the town’s masterplan, unlocking a key site to kickstart SG1, the first phase in Stevenage Borough Council’s long-term plan to regenerate Stevenage Town Centre.
The bus interchange move to an alternative location in the town centre from its current location adjacent to the Town Square will be the first step in improving connectivity to the railway station. It will also provide an upgraded modern bus station - a step change in the quality and level of facilities for users.
Alistair Branch, Director & Head of Transport for SGP commented: “We are pleased to bring our extensive experience of delivering award winning bus interchanges to this exciting project and supporting WYG and Stevenage Borough Council in developing their plans from first principles.”
John Pattinson, Director of WYG commented: “The council’s regeneration of its town centre doesn’t just bring significant social value, but also respects its ‘new town’ heritage. Delivering this transport interchange will go a long way towards supporting the town’s ambitious growth plans. We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with Stevenage and Stephen George and Partners again to make this happen.”
Following an initial public consultation event late 2018 to understand the public and user’s aspirations for the new Interchange, the proposed plans are being presented to the public week commencing 11th March 2019 to share the preferred Interchange design and give the public the opportunity to make comment, prior to a detailed planning application.