Stourbridge Interchange Bus Station

Case Study Info

Location United Kingdom
Industry Transport
Materials Silicone Coated Glass Fibre
Structures Frame Supported, Tension Structure
Roof Forms Conic, Barrel Vault

The £7 million contract has successfully delivered world class facilities including two tensile canopies built by J & J Carter.

These canopies provide a covered walkway linking the subway from the town to the railway, as well as a striking double inverted conic feature canopy.

In all, over 260m2 of coverage has been provided by using tensile fabric structures. These canopies have been made using Silicone Coated Glass Fibre which met the stringent design criteria requested by main contractor “Interserve”. The material offers non combustibility to B.S 476 Class O as well as 25 years design life.


“We wanted to make sure the new interchange not only promotes Stourbridge as a place to visit but also promotes the West Midlands as a region that has public transport facilities that are striking to look at and easy for passengers to use.”

- Geoff Inskip, Centro Chief Executive


Awards for Stourbridge Interchange include:

CIHT West Midlands Major Project Awards 2013 - Winner

IHE (Institute of Highway Engineers) Awards 2013 - Winner