View All Case Studies

Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Bus Station, Hanley

Challenge

To recreate a style that reflects the former coal seams and indigenous materials, central to Hanley’s recent history, in the City’s new Bus Station.

Solution

Sweeping around the site’s edge to create a wave-like form, the dramatic curved aluminium-clad roof is lifted on a steel frame above a brick-clad plinth, rising and falling as necessary to suit the internal use.
To create the style required, the architects chose Staffordshire Slate Blue and Dark Grey Glazed bricks for the plinth. The bricks were laid in a variety of bonding patterns, with predominant areas of stack bonded stretcher and header brickwork, and combined with a relief pattern of protruding and recessed courses to break up the mass and create an interesting modern visual.

Architect: Grimshaw (SBS Architects), London

Brick Type(s): Staffordshire Slate Blue Smooth: Dark Grey Glazed

ORDER BRICK
& PAVER SAMPLES
TRADESMAN
RANGE
IBSTOCK
LITERATURE
BESPOKE
BLENDS
Head Office
Leicester Road, Ibstock, Leicestershire LE67 6HS
t: 01530 261999 f: 01530 257457
e: enquiries@ibstock.co.uk
VAT no: 114102047
Company No: 63230