Client: Northumberland County Council
Date: May to November 2016
Northern Bear Building Services Ltd were contracted to construct the new bus station on the outskirts of Hexham to replace the existing bus station which was in the town centre. The new station was constructed on a raft with a steel portal frame to support the new ashlar and roughcast stone finishes and the Bouder roof and sedum green roof finishes. The new facility is light and spacious with the use of a glass flying roof structure and patent glazing on both elevations. The project has been designed to reflect the finishes present on the existing bus station and to reflect the type of materials local to the area. The ashlar and roughcast stonework were procured from the local Border stone quarry. Copper cladding has been utilised at both ends of the new accommodation areas.
We secured the project through open tender but was in excess of the budget available and as such a saving of over £300k had to be realised before the project could proceed. Northern Bear Building Services worked with the client’s design team to review specifications / details to realise the saving so that the project could proceed.
Northern Bear worked in collaboration with Northumberland County Council who were on site at the same time delivering other aspects of the scheme and shared welfare facilities were utilised to produce a cost saving for the client. close cooperation was required throughout the delivery of the project as it was necessary for Northern Bear to strip and remove access scaffolding around the building at key stages of the project so that NCC could progress their works.