Contractor: Kier Construction
Project Value: £240,000
Architect: William Saunders
Stone: Stanton Moor Sandstone
Kier Construction were appointed the main contractor to undertake the development of a brand new £12 million bus station in Mansfield. The eye catching new state of the art bus station opened for business on 31 March 2013 and offers better bus, road and rail links. It is just a three minute walk from both the old bus station and Mansfield market place.
The station is a fully enclosed building offering protection from the weather, with comfortable seating and 24 hour CCTV, providing a relaxed, safe waiting environment. It has 16 departure bays, and for customer safety and comfort, boarding will be controlled by automatic doors that only open when the bus has arrived.
It was decided by Nottinghamshire County Council that the new building would be predominately made from glass to give the it a ‘light and airy’ feel. However, seperating large panes of glass would be natural stone columns, constructed out of local Stanton Moor Sandstone. PMJ Masonry were tasked with installing the natural stone externally, then afterwards, internally, further column cladding and the construction of walls around the steps and walkways were completed.
This project has represented a huge investment from the local council and shows how one building can rejuvenate an area.