Leicester City Council receives the plans from BPD for St Margaret’s bus station in Leicester. This project will deliver the UK’s first carbon bus station that comes with a great architecture and urban design practice.
The new modern bus station will be a replacement to the current traditional one located on Gravel Street that was built in 1940.The new design includes mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, air source heat pumps, LED lighting, and 750 square meters of solar panels.
The construction will accomplish electric bus charging points and a new, fully glazed envelope as the works progress. Significant reduction in energy usage is possible with this arrangement while it will also maximize lighting levels.
The new construction will allow one of the most energy efficient transport hubs in the UK, once the plans are approved with the designs submitted. Also, it will also be the first bus station to achieve net zero carbon status.
St Margaret’s Gateway is the name of this development project supported by a £10.5 million from the Getting Building Fund, a pot of Government funding awarded to Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Ltd (LLEP).