Bedford Departure Hub Project
Bedford Borough Council approached us with a requirement for a large bus shelter that would service 3 bus stops in the centre of Bedford town as an addition to the bus station refurbishments that where planned. The brief for the bus shelter was that its design must be befitting of it’s sister structure the Bedford Bus Terminal Building, thus the Bus Shelter Design was produced to include the iconic curved roof and colour. Due to the Bus Station being in the centre of a bustling town the structure was built as a modular unit making the replacement of broken or damaged parts fast and easy.
A New Bus Station for Bedford
Bedford’s new Bus Station opened on 29th March 2015 and is now a travel point the borough can be proud of!
Including real-time display screens, a travel centre and a new departure hub, Bedford Bus Station is a major regeneration project which has transformed the local area.
The design of the Departure Hub, and in particular the rounded ends of its roof, reflects the look of the new bus station building itself. Also in common with the main bus station building, the Departure Hub includes screens showing the latest bus information and times in a well-lit and comfortable shelter.
Commenting, Mayor Dave Hodgson said “The Departure Hub represents a real improvement for users of these services, with more space, more shelter and real-time bus running information. The bus station area regeneration is about much more than just the vastly improved bus station building itself, and the new Departure Hub is another example of a comprehensive approach which has also delivered a refurbished multi-storey car park, new toilets, new paving, new shop fronts and more.’
“Together, this wide array of improvements has achieved a transformation for the bus station area, and this is an ongoing process.”