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New Stoke-on-Trent City Centre 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 include more shops and other facilities like a hotel and leisure to help rejuvenate the area around the old bus station. 

  • When the new bus station is open, the old bus station and the surrounding 1960ís buildings will be demolished to make way for a new shopping centre.

 

 

Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Bus Station
Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Bus Station 

 


 

 

'A Light-Hearted & Jolly Failure - Shopping Centre & Bus Station 1970's'
'A Light-Hearted & Jolly Failure - Shopping Centre & Bus Station 1970's'
Matthew Rice's - The Lost City of Stoke-on-Trent

use by by kind permission

 

 

The original bus station under contruction c.1966
The original bus station under contruction c.1966 

photo: Ken and Joan Davis

 


 

 

View of the City Centre Bus Station from The Potteries Way Ring Road around Hanley
View of the City Centre Bus Station from The Potteries Way Ring Road around Hanley

 

The design of the building, by award winning architects Grimshaw, (who also designed the Eden Project in Cornwall), includes a sweeping curved roof, V-shaped columns and an enclosed, glazed concourse which wraps around the perimeter of the site.

 

Behind the Bus Station, off Lichfield Street, is the Victoria Hall
Behind the Bus Station, off Lichfield Street, is the Victoria Hall

 


 

 


 

 

John Street Car Park to the left and the original bus station upper right
before work started in 2011 on the replacement bus station
John Street Car Park to the left and the original bus station upper right 

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ground works on the John Street open air car park in preparation for the new bus station
ground works on the John Street open air car park in preparation for the new bus station 

photo: Sept 2011

 

 


 

hording around the building work - showing the ongoing development of this area of Hanley
hording around the building work - showing the ongoing development of this area of Hanley 

 

the framework of the bus station starts to take shape
the framework of the bus station starts to take shape 

photos: June 2012

 


 

 

 

ground works started on the John Street car park area
ground works started on the John Street car park area 
c.Oct 2011

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the roof of the new bus station is taking shape
the roof of the new bus station is taking shape 
c.Aug 2012

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