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Glasgow Queen Street Station

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion
Glasgow, UK Network Rail £120m October 2021

Project details

Glasgow Queen Street Station has been redeveloped to cater for longer, greener trains and increased passenger footfall. We have removed buildings that previously hid the station from view and created a more spacious and accessible concourse.

This new Glasgow Queen Street, delivered as part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme, is a shining example of how we can modernise historic and iconic stations, offering greener transport hubs that are more attractive to commuter, business and leisure markets alike. This station led the city through industrialisation and it now stands out as an example of what we can achieve as we navigate our way towards net-zero.

Nicola Sturgeon First Minister of Scotland

Our design radically improves the relationship between the station and its city. Shaped in response to pedestrian movement, the new layout maximises performance of the concourse on a confined city centre site. A fully glazed façade floods the station with daylight, whilst a dramatic roof form creates a memorable gateway to Glasgow. The design concept places emphasis on the previously hidden Category A listed train shed, reinstating this fine Victorian structure as the heart of the station and creating an unprecedented contemporary connection between train and city.

In the roles of lead consultant to the end of GRIP 4, and lead designer for GRIP 5, we developed the concept design and the detailed design through to delivery of the Approved for Construction drawing packages.

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A station like this is where the nation meets the city and first impressions matter. Well, what strikes me is the first impression is gorgeous. In all lights, all times of day, all seasons, this station now looks magnificent.

Bill Reeve Director of Rail, Transport Scotland

Brief

  • create a new concourse to cater for anticipated passenger growth to 2049

Results

  • increased passenger capacity with nearly twice the public floor space
  • improved circulation, wayfinding and facilities
  • new connections between the high and low level stations
  • a concourse space with a civic scale
  • a contemporary landmark station reflecting its role as a gateway to Glasgow
  • Structural Steel Design Awards 2021
  • Rail Business Award 2022

 

Integrated services

architecture, building services engineering, lighting, acoustics, graphics and wayfinding, BREEAM Assessor