SPT’s project to redevelop Partick Interchange has been nominated for a Scottish Design Award which celebrates the very best of design and architecture in all its forms across Scotland.
The redevelopment of this vital Interchange, created by design professionals Austin-Smith:Lord, has been shortlisted in the Design Award’s Regeneration category.
Partick Interchange integrates bus, rail and subway with national cycle and local footpath networks creating improved seamless multi modal connectivity and access for all. Used by approximately 2.8 million rail passengers and just under one million Subway passengers per year, the bus station patronage has experienced significant increase in recent years with up to 42 westbound bus services per hour using Partick at peak times.
The £2.5million refurbishment of the bus station has seen an increase to the number of stances accompanied by improved waiting areas for passengers in bespoke high quality shelters with integrated lighting, CCTV, seating and Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI).
There is also improved provision for wheelchairs, alongside high kerbs for level entry to the buses, making the station more accessible to the whole community.
The new design also allows a much better flow of traffic through the Interchange, segregating bus operations away from other vehicles, and separating pedestrians away from the bus manouvering area.
Winners of the Scottish Design Awards will be announced on 22 August 2019.