SPT Partick Interchange
SPT (Strathclyde Partnership for Transport)
SPT’s Redevelopment of Partick Bus Station creates an attractive “forecourt” to the existing Rail/Subway station completing a transport hub that integrates bus, rail, subway, national cycle and local footpath networks providing multimodal connectivity and access for all.
The existing bus station has been completely remodelled to provide a contemporary, high quality bus station facility in order to improve the passenger experience. The project involves the integration and enhancement of the public realm surrounding the interchange promoting and improving connectivity to the neighbouring environs and the city. The bus station redesign involved significant adjustments to the bus operational space which optimised and increased pedestrian space. This included reorganisation of taxi, car and service vehicles circulation space.
The existing unsightly bus shelters are replaced by bespoke designed bus stances. The extensive structural glazing connected to elegant steel framing creates a transparency that aids wayfinding/surveillance. The 3.2m internal height of the bus stances together with the curved glass ends allied with the polished granite plinths provide quality waiting areas. The highly visible roofscape is designed with an attractive, cantilevered curved profile. The public realm is decluttered and the installation of high specification paving, seating and planting raises the environment quality.