Planning Granted for New Wigan Bus Station
Planning approval has been granted for the new Wigan Bus Station, designed for our client Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).
Austin-Smith:Lord is responsible for the architecture, masterplanning and urban design of the new facility which will provide a much-needed improved concourse layout as well as new public, staff and operator facilities.
These new facilities will include a Travelshop and retail units housed within the striking building which will feature a structural roof, taking the form of a lantern or beacon, and two large roof lights adding further visual interest to the amenity.
Construction is planned to start in 2017 with an anticipated 18 month construction period.
The new Wigan Bus Station will be constructed on the site of the current bus station, close to the main shopping district and near key education establishments.
Austin-Smith:Lord Partner Richard Cronin says: “We are delighted to work with TfGM on the new Wigan Bus Station which will create a hugely improved amenity and experience for those living and working within the town as well as staff and operators.”
Wigan Bus Station is one of a number of high profile transport projects for Austin-Smith:Lord. We are also currently working with TfGM on the new £32m Tameside Interchange (Ashton-under-Lyne) and with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) on the Glasgow Subway Modernisation project. Our previous work has included GMPTE Phase 3a Metrolink in Manchester and Blackburn’s landmark railway station.