The new £3.5m bus station at Rawtenstall is part of the Growth Deal supported multi-million-pound phase one Spinning Point redevelopment of the town.
Built to replace the original 1970’s rundown bus station, which let both the cold and rain in via a leaking roof, the aim was to create a welcoming, warm and safe place for passengers to start and end their journeys and to ensure that local communities and businesses remained connected.
This was achieved by using Senior’s slimline thermally efficient SF52 aluminium curtain walling to create a bright, modern and energy efficient façade for the new-look bus station. The enhanced thermal performance and robust construction of the SF52 curtain wall system has helped create a more comfortable and energy-efficient interior environment.
Installed throughout the new 8 stand station the curtain walling opens up the main entrance, retail units and stand areas and maximises the flow of natural light during the day. At night the extensive use of glazed curtain walling and both exterior and internal lighting also makes the facility a safer place for passengers travelling after dusk.
This was very much a collaborative project which presented numerous technical and logistical challenges along the way including issues with ageing electricity cables. These were successfully overcome by all those involved working closely together.
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