Bus Station, West Croydon

Makes a brilliant case for the value of beautiful design and aesthetics

West Croydon Bus Station London by TFL architects
West Croydon Bus Station London by TFL architects Credit: Alex Upton

TfL architects for Transport for London

Contract value: £2.17m

GIA: 580m²

This is a charming and creative building made possible by a young and ambitious client representative and in-house architect team. It is a first building in what the jury hopes will be a continuing programme to improve the quality of bus stations across London. It makes a brilliant case for the value of beautiful design and aesthetics on even small-scale transport infrastructure.

  • West Croydon Bus Station London by TFL architects
    West Croydon Bus Station London by TFL architects Credit: Alex Upton
  • West Croydon Bus Station London by TFL architects
    West Croydon Bus Station London by TFL architects Credit: Alex Upton
  • West Croydon Bus Station London by TFL architects
    West Croydon Bus Station London by TFL architects Credit: Alex Upton
  • West Croydon Bus Station London by TFL architects
    West Croydon Bus Station London by TFL architects Credit: Alex Upton
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The architect who designed the project trained at Herzog & de Meuron and brings an ambition for a bus station as an arts pavilion. Vernacular detailing uses brick, timber, Corten and planting, to soften an exceptionally robust piece of architecture. A bright bus-drivers’ first-floor staff room, surrounded by large windows onto the street below, provides a calm and dignified facility for workers.  De-cluttering and signage has been very carefully considered.


Regional Project Architect of the Year – Martin Eriksson


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