Client: Buckingham Group Contracting Limited Our Role: Designer Construction: £8 million Completion: Facilities: 5 Retail units, Offices, Entrance Concourse, First Class Lounge, Customer Information Point & Travel/Information Centre Appointment: Area: Awards: Shortlisted RICS 2015 Awards, Pro Yorkshire, Best Infrastructure Photography:
Wakefield station is the centrepiece of the Wakefield Key Development Area master plan designed by CJCT and a unique opportunity to create a fitting transport gateway to the City.
The scheme is designed to minimise disruption to rail services by the relocation of the station buildings to the North of the existing station. This multi layered proposal to deliver a fully functional station facility that incorporates design influences from the work of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, is due for completion early 2014 and will act as the arrival point for visitors to Yorkshire’s Sculpture Triangle.
Design strategies are incorporated to provide a modern transport interchange as a tailored solution for all stakeholders including Network Rail and Wakefield City. A flowing concourse area bounded by retail opportunities is complemented by new public open space featuring a sculpture garden. This BREEAM excellent building will be the first new station on the Leeds London line for 30 years.