Worcestershire Parkway Rail Interchange
|CLIENT:||Worcestershire County Council, Buckingham Group Contracting|
|SERVICE:||Provide Full Architectural & Masterplanning Services|
|ACCREDITATION:||RISQS Achilles Rail Industry Supplier Certified|
Railway Interchange StationWorcestershire, UK
Worcestershire Parkway Rail Interchange connects Birmingham to Bristol rail with the North Cotswolds line. The station will serve regional and national commuters, forming part of the wider £50million plus long-term rail investment programme in Worcestershire.
The new station is designed to address the people of Worcestershire’s and the South Midlands’ need for direct rail access, connecting the region to London and other urban areas. Sustainability and environmental concerns are a central theme to the design, championing the use of local materials and incorporating a green-roof onto the station building. The interchange station is designed as a winged bridge, and successfully provides access and entrance from multiple approaches.
It was designed to fulfill three goals:
1) to provide access to all from Worcestershire (be they car-drivers, cyclists or pedestrians);
2) to establish direct links to the M5 motorway, and;
3) to preserve country footpaths and site trees.
The building features a compact station entrance that houses ticketing provisions, a communications office, small retail unit, and public toilets. There is also a separate house for protected cycle storage, as well as considerable car parking space. Flood compensation measures have been addressed by the creation of a landscaped wetland area within the masterplan.