Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station

Costing £15m the Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Bus Station opened on Tuesday 26th March 2013.

The new bus station has been built as part of a multi-million pound development of the City Centre which will also include more shops and other facilities like a hotel and leisure to help rejuvenate the area around the old bus station. The character and landscape of surrounding Hanley has been a strong source of inspiration for the design by Grimshaw Architects, the Bus Station, which represents a significant step in the redevelopment of the city centre.


The station’s defining design feature is a curved structural steel frame and aluminium clad roof that wraps around the perimeter of the site to enclose a glazed pedestrian concourse. The roof rises and falls to suit the internal use, whilst the plan sweeps around the site’s edge creating an impressive wave-like form. The steel frame lifts the dramatic roof, raising it above a brick-clad plinth and allowing the bus driver’s accommodation building to slip beneath the canopy where the ticket office is located. Vinci Construction appointed us to undertake this complex frame with the confidence that would achieve an on time, on budget solution.