The designs for three Yorkshire train stations by BDP have recently been revealed. The plans for stations in Bradford, Halifax and Middlesbrough were all announced by their respective local councils within days of each other.
Bradford Interchange and its surrounding area are set to be transformed by investment in a city centre station as part of Northern Powerhouse Rail. We have produced a vision for the station which shows a more open, public area in front of a multi-levelled interchange. The plans are part of a campaign to secure central government funding, boost the northern economy and speed up journey times across the north of England.
Calderdale Council has announced that Halifax station could be transformed into a world-class facility, improving access to the town and boosting economic growth. Our scheme works with the unique history of the town with strong connections to the recently restored Piece Hall and new buildings such as the library key to the design of the station. The proposed layout creates a new connection through the viaduct to Bailey Hall, another historic feature, which is set to play a role in the regeneration of the town.
A long-term vision for the station and the surrounding area has also been announced in Middlesbrough. Our proposals will preserve the history of the iconic Victorian building and provide improved benefits to passengers. The design focuses on celebrating the qualities of the existing station alongside the creation of new facilities to accommodate additional intercity services.
Head of transport Peter Jenkins said: “This is a significant boost for our transport sector and we’re delighted to be involved in these three projects in Yorkshire, with each station unique to the specific context in which it is located. Our designs draw on the historic qualities and the future aspirations for each individual station. However they all share the principles of good interchange design recognising the importance of stations to local identity, accessibility and permeability.”