YEOVIL BUS STATION AREA, SOMERSET
Creating a town centre transport hub
The Urban Development Framework produced for Yeovil identified significant opportunities for improvements in the area around the town’s bus station. We were subsequently asked by South Somerset District Council to develop options for the relocation or redevelopment of the bus station to create an attractive transport hub.
Working with transport consultants, Colin Buchanan, we concluded that the bus station should remain at its present location. We illustrated how reorganisation of the bus stops and station facilities would result in a more accessible and attractive transport hub and release land for the extension of the adjacent shopping centre.
We also demonstrated how the combination of site redevelopment and public realm improvements could improve this isolated and run-down part of Yeovil, bringing it back into the fabric of the town.
As transport hubs are important public spaces it’s essential to balance their main purpose with their pedestrian use and the quality of their environment.