Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Architect: Ryder Architecture
One of the UK’s busiest stations outside of London, Newcastle Central, has a staggering annual footfall of around eight million people. The main entrance is the centrepiece of an £8.6m refurbishment which included the glazing of the external arches, transforming a gloomy space into a customer-friendly area.
Bolted structural glass facades within the Portico structure incorporating stainless steel entrance assemblies with automatic doors , new frameless structural toughen glass facades to the concourse retail area , bespoke timber arched frames with automated swing glass doors to tickets office and retail units.
A Grade I listed Victorian building, Newcastle Central has been brought up to modern standards of accessibility, with better passenger information and a brighter environment. Inside the main station an upgraded Travel Centre provides an improved customer experience, along with a re-furbished ticket office and the addition of a number of popular retail outlets. Now fully operational, the station is managed by Virgin Trains.