Project Description

Accrington is a medium sized station used by about 240,000 passengers per year. As Architects we were engaged by Lancashire County Council acting as lead consultant to provide a new ‘Eco’ Station. The station was to act as a gateway to the town and to pose as an iconic symbol of ecologically and socially sustainable design thinking for the region.

The project was built as part of the Sustainable Stations (SusStations) Interreg IVB Project and is the first Eco station on the Northern Rail network.

The design incorporates the wide use of reclaimed local limestone, timber in cladding, glulam beams & glazing, natural insulation and recycled metals to work towards a zero carbon build. Renewable technologies are incorporated to compliment the passive design solutions being employed to reduce the heating and cooling loads through consideration of the building orientation and form.