Design competition for replacing Network Rail’s 1200 small and medium sized stations
Visual concept with a new procurement strategy for capital spend of up to £1.5bn; requirements’ development with stakeholders, Network Rail’s FM and Revenue functions for best community value. Locally attuned vertical integration business model using vending common in the USA and Europe.
Judges: ‘The Panel thought the process-driven submission demonstrated a reasonably good evaluation of design variables and contained lots of ideas that had potential…the design solution was permeable and welcoming’
Client: Network Rail, RIBA Competitions
Concept sketch by George Stowell
Protected station core concept
Simple core of multi-vending units
Unitised multi-function vending
Side modules for business use
Expandable, unitised modules
Platform side sketch with shelters
Generous forecourt with visual permeability
Passengers, business and community users clearly see all station functions, navigating on and off trains in a seamless way.
Fully accessible and flexible use covered street
The street forms a welcoming space between forecourt, business facilities, multi-function vending portal, and trains.
Gently folded timber roof with local finishes
Elegant roof made from durable materials and robust technical details is developed by prototypes and performance testing