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Slough Bus Station

Slough Bus Station was conceived as a functional urban sculpture. It's curved form and textured aluminium skin change character under different light conditions. The design featured in "The world's 10 best-designed bus stations" - Design Curial. The Royal Academy selected our scheme for inclusion in their annual Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.


The scheme replaces a dark, damp and unpleasant under croft bus facility located beneath a 1970s car park that featured in the opening credits of the BBC sitcom, 'The Office'.


The relationship between the new bus station and the existing railway station creates a new transport interchange. The distinctive identity of the building makes it a town marker, aiding wayfinding and acting as a pedestrian gateway to Slough. 


An accommodation building, which faces the existing railway station and forecourt, anchors the first phase of the Bus Station at its northern end. A public café, waiting room, newsagent, and operational facilities are located at ground level to create a live street edge. 


A 70m long double wave canopy provides shelter for passengers and creates a new pedestrian street between Brunel Way and Wellington Street. The pedestrianised street is separated from external passenger waiting areas by a linear paving strip with integrated led lighting.


A zig-zag glazed screen, incorporating automatic sliding doors, to the head of each bus bay protects passengers and safe step-free access to the buses.


The Bus Station was the first building to be delivered as part of the ‘Heart of Slough’ regeneration master plan.  The master plan envisages a mixed-use development of; office, recreational and residential areas linked across a tamed Wellington Street (A4) to the existing High Street.


A future 60m extension to the canopy, to connect the train and bus stations to the town centre, is planned once the neighbouring office developments are complete.

Slough Bus Station
Slough Bus Station
Slough Bus Station
Slough Bus Station
Slough Bus Station
Slough Bus Station
Slough Bus Station
Slough Bus Station
Slough Bus Station



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Slough Borough Council

BBLUR architecture

Buro Happold

Filton Associates


Gardiner & Theobald

Drivas Jonas Deloitte

Hufton & Crow

Matt Clayton

Richard Seymour

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