Glasgow Central Station Redevelopment, Renewal, Architects, Scottish Railway Architecture

Glasgow Central Station

Category A listed Building in Strathclyde – design by Atkins, Scotland

14 Nov 2014

Glasgow Central Station Renewal

Design: Design & Engineering, Atkins

Atkins have completed a number of significant interventions within the Category A listed Glasgow Central Station.

Main entrances from Union Street and the low level station have been transformed in advance of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games along with the main concourse washrooms in an attempt to elevate the quality of passenger experience within the internationally significant station building.

Glasgow Central Station
photo © Andrew Lee Photographer

The presence of the low level station within the upper concourse has been heightened through the introduction of tall, delicate archway structure which recalls the original decorative gateways and barriers.

Glasgow Central Station
photo © Andrew Lee Photographer

The significance of secondary access to Union Street has been intensified through the introduction of large format porcelain tiles which create a dialogue with the ashlar sandstone and granite of the original building. The large format gates, like the archway, feature ornate metalwork based on the motifs and symbols found in the original station environment.

Glasgow Central Station
photo © Andrew Lee Photographer

Logan Doak, Project Architect at Design & Engineering, Atkins said:
There was an over reliance on complex signage within the station and there was a desire to simplify the passenger journey and communicate important gateways from a distance through material and form. Although significant in scale the new Arch and gateways are elegantly proportioned and delicately perforated, laser cut steel plates help belie their structural weight.

Glasgow Central Station

We have very much enjoyed working with the Central Station team and congratulate them on their success in becoming ‘European Station of the year 2014′.

Glasgow Central Station
photos © Andrew Lee Photographer

Glasgow Central Station Restoration images / information from Atkins Design & Engineering

Glasgow Central Station Renewal Architects : Atkins


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Central Station Glasgow

Central Station regeneration project by Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop Architects and Arup Scotland won a prestigious Europa Nostra Award:
Central Station, Glasgow
Glasgow Station photo: Guthrie Photography, provided by gm+ad architects

Glasgow Central Station

Address: 79 Gordon Street, Glasgow, UK G1 3SL

Phone: 0845 711 4141

Central Station – History
Central Station: Blyth & Cunningham 1876-79
Central Hotel: Rowand Anderson 1879; James Miller 1901-06
Central Station regeneration: gm + ad architects 2003

Central Station Glasgow – Redevelopment Architect : gm + ad architects

Central Hotel initial architect – Rowand Anderson

Gordon Murray + Alan Dunlop
Central Station – photo : Andrew Lee, provided by gm+ad architects

Central Hotel Glasgow completion architect – James Miller

Glasgow Railway Station
Queen Street Glasgow : redevelopment news

Scottish Railway Stations
Waverley Station
Edinburgh Park Station

The contractor for Glasgow Central Station also worked on the Scottish Parliament, Museum of Scotland and BBC Scotland HQ




A building design by gm+ad architects adjacent to the station (west) is the Radisson Hotel Glasgow

Historic Glasgow : best buildings of the past

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Glasgow Central Station – page