Newcastle Central Station

ClientGalliford Try Construction (UK) Limited (QE Site)

LocationNewcastle upon Tyne

Project TypeInfrastructure

CompletionJune 2014

Value£4.9m

The brief was to declutter the beautiful Grade I listed structure and provide new and revitalised passenger facilities incorporating ticket, information and retail accommodation within a challenging timescale to meet funding criteria.

The scope involved extensive works on the main concourse and the sensitive issue of internalising the existing entrance portico with a clearly contemporary, separate glazed enclosure behind the historic stone façade transforming the space.

Previously a drop off space for carriages, the portico has become a revitalised city gateway with the opportunity to maximise revenue generation by altering underutilised accommodation to meet burgeoning retail demand from the 20,500 passengers per day who use the primary public transport interchange.