Project Insight

Transport

Client: Network Rail and East Coast Trains
Location: Wakefield Westgate Train Station
Sector: Transport
Architect: CJCT
Contractor: Buckingham Group
Service: BREEAM / Air Tightness Testing
Background

The Wakefield Westgate Station was redeveloped as a new integrated transport exchange in a highly sustainable design with 1450 car parking spaces, new travel centre, retail and coffee shops. The existing station was redeveloped and relocated further along the platform to the north, adjacent to the new multi-storey car parking facility and will provide:

  • A new modern station facility and “gateway” to the city
  • A transport interchange facilitated by the provision of a functioning forecourt with improved drop off, taxi bays, bus replacement and full access to East and West platforms
  • Visually two axis were created to the City’s famous skyline. The principal vista picks up the Town Hall Tower, whilst a secondary vista relates to County Hall and its dome.

Project

Appointed as BREEAM Assessor, Stroma:

  • Conducted regular site meetings with the project team
  • Continuous review throughout the BREEAM process to ensure the most cost effective and viable credits were achieved
  • Mid-construction air tightness reviews and inspections to ensure compliance with Part L and maximum ENE1 credits achieved
  • Air testing of different building areas and combinations of areas in accordance with complex Part L modelling requirements