Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction

Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Design & Access Statement
July 2012
Prepared on behalf of Buckingham Group
July 2012
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Introduction
Introduction

This Design and Access Statement is prepared on behalf of the
Buckingham Group for Network Rail Tender for the
Reconstruction of Wakefield Westgate Station.

The Phase 1 scope of services are set out in Network Rail’s
Scope of design services for Wakefield Westgate Station
reconstruction prepared by Andy Martin.

Phase 1 of the contract shall deliver all design development
through to completion of detailed design (Grip 5 forms 001-
003 and all other products) design inclusive of obtaining Town
planning prior approval. The Grip 5 design shall of sufficient
detail to allow the development of a guaranteed maximum,
price for the phase2 project.

Phase 2 shall take the grip 5 approval, through ‘approved of
construction’ status to construction and commissioning.
For the successful delivery of the project there will be an
intensive period of liaison with the key stakeholders in the
project. The new station must satisfy their various requirements
and predicted future growth in passenger numbers to a level to
be agreed with Network Rail and East Coast Trains.

 Design Philosophy

 The re-development of Wakefield Station on a new site to the
 North of the existing offers a unique opportunity to create a
 fitting transport gateway to a changing city. This proposal
 sets out strategies to provide a modern transport interchange
 and aspires to create a tailored solution for all stakeholders
 including Network Rail and Wakefield City. To achieve this
 end the proposals have been refined to suit a rejuvenated city
 with emphasis on the physical enjoyment of the spaces
 created within a fully functional station.
                                                                   View of main entrance
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Introduction
Opportunity

The existing station is blighted by poor design and
under-investment. The facilities hardly seem to cater for
staff or visitors in any meaningful way. The building fails
to deliver on accessibility with no simple disabled means
of getting to the West platform. These buildings are
remnants of the original station building and are
mediocre examples of this period of railway architecture.
The existing station will be remote from its new car
parking facility in the English City Funds provided
multi storey car park.

Relocating the station further along the platform to the
north will provide the following benefits:

• New modern station facility
• New ‘gateway’ to the City
• Adjacency to multi storey car parking facility                  Sketch Station development
• A transport interchange is facilitated by the provision     Benefits for all rail users
of a functioning forecourt with improved drop off, taxi       The defining benefits of the proposal are as follows:
bays, bus replacement and full access to East and West
platforms                                                     •    Wakefield Station redevelopment has been designed to be the centrepiece of the Westgate Key Development Area. This has
• Visually two axis are created to the City’s famous               taken shape over the last four years in a comprehensive modernisation of former railway sidings and industrial sites between
skyline                                                            the railway and County Hall. New council offices, private residential, speculative offices and retail have been provided tied
• The principal vista picks up the Town Hall Tower,                together by an extensive Civil’s Infrastructure development.
whilst a secondary vista relates to County Hall and its       •    A new integrated transport interchange is formed immediately adjacent to the new Network Rail MSCP housing 1450 car
dome.                                                              parking spaces on six floors. The addition of a functional forecourt with Taxi, car drop off and bus replacement facilities and
• Axis to Emley Moor TV transmitter to the West                    provision for Wakefield’s free access bus enhances the limited existing provision.
                                                              •    Modern station facilities are provided for all rail users in a highly sustainable design.
These visual clues give legibility and sense of place to      •    A beautiful open plan foyer including the travel centre and necessary amenities such as retail and coffee shops are provided.
the gateway setting.                                               It is also envisaged that a visitor information stand could be incorporated with interactive access points with the assistance
                                                                   and input of Wakefield MDC.
Physically the Station is connected by a legible City         •    A quality open public space with Sculpture garden is formed across the land between the station and Mulberry Way. Hard
Street layout. Pedestrian access to the Station and from           landscaping materials are chosen based on Wakefield Street Design guide and with respect the adjacent conservation area.
the Station is provided for by clear routes to destinations   •    Disabled passengers will benefit by full access to the station including both platforms. There is no provision for wheel chair
within the City with a layer of choice of routes being             users to use the existing bridge at Wakefield Station. The MSCP features a full complement of disabled parking and 4
provided.                                                          additional spaces for disabled users are proposed on the forecourt. These will be accessible by High Top disabled vehicles.
                                                                   A new bridge will include lifts at either end.
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Introduction
Existing station
Introduction

Wakefield Westgate station is located between 174 miles 1376 yards
to 176 miles 198 yards on the Doncaster, Marshgate Junction to
Neville Hill East Junction line. The main station building is located at OS
Ref SE 327 207.
The existing station consists of car parking, taxi and drop off facility on
the east side with a sixties
station building. A single bridge connects to the west platform where
the remnants of the original
building form a link between Parliament Street and Lower Westgate to
the platform.

East station building design is sub-standard for the following reasons:-

• First impression of Wakefield to rail travellers is poor.
• Aesthetically challenged.
• Functions – under Network Rail projected growth in passenger
numbers, the buildings will
be inadequate.
• Bridge – near end of its design lift. Poor linkage.
• Accessibility – no level access to east platform.
• Canopies – functionally acceptable/aesthetically poor/question mark
over longevity of this construction.
• Visually confusion.
• Limited retail opportunities.
West station building design is sub-standard for the following reasons:-
• Remnants of original station – visually poor.
• Disjointed ineffectual spaces.
• Circulation to Parliament Street bricked up from platform level.
Network Rail advise
staircase does not comply with current Building Standards.
• No investment in current building evident.
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Introduction
Site location – surrounding context

Site Location & Description

The site identified for the new Wakefield Westgate Station
building and forecourt arrangement is a disused car park
                                                                   Network
located to the north of the existing station buildings and
                                                                   Rail
immediately to the south of the recently constructed multi-        MSCP
storey car park located alongside the Leeds to Doncaster line,
intended predominantly for use by rail passengers. Access to       County Hall
the station would be provided off a recently constructed road,
Mulberry Way, between Westgate and Burton Street.
                                                                   New council
                                                                   offices
There is a drop from Mulberry Way of up to 1.2m onto the site
depending on location. There is a fall towards platform 1 which
will be taken up in the new station design. There is a walkway
linking the MSCP and KDA area to platform 1 and the site is
predominantly tarmac over made ground. Proposals to
maintain access between platform 1 and the MSCP during
construction are included in the Contractors proposals for the
development and will be agreed to a standard suitable for the
East Coast and Network Rail.                                       Residential

The site is wholly within Network Rail ownership. There are two
Engineering Buildings to the North of the site adjacent the main   Burgage
line plus a substation. These are to be retained and access        Square - New
maintained. There is a gate on the South West corner of the        public square
MSCP for Network Rail trackside access which must be
                                                                   Site
maintained with 24/7 access. These building and their servicing
and access has been maintained within the proposed design          BEAM
for the new station buildings as indicated on the architectural
layout plans.
                                                                   Unitarian
There are a number of redundant single storey former Railway       Chapel
buildings on the southern boundary forming a party wall with
Beam. These have been reviewed to establish whether they           Existing
could form part of the proposals. The conclusion to this was       station
that they brought no on going value to the scheme. The             Wakefield
intention would be to re use brickwork from their careful          Westgate
demolition to build a replacement wall along this boundary with
refurbished Sandstone copings to match.



                                                                                 Aerial photo of site
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Introduction
Understanding the site –
The site is strategically located to the benefit of its
intend use under the Master plan developed by
WMDC and Muse developments.

Wakefield Station redevelopment has been designed
to be the centrepiece of the Westgate Key                 Market
Development Area. This has taken shape over the last
four years in a comprehensive modernisation of            Trinity Walk
former railway sidings and industrial sites between the
railway and County Hall. New council offices, private
residential, speculative offices and retail have been
provided tied together by an extensive Civil’s
Infrastructure development.

The KDA area now known as Merchant Gate, the
Waterfront development, the Barbara Hepworth
Gallery and Trinity Walk have been established in
Wakefield over recent years as the city has become
cosmopolitan.




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Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Introduction
Understanding the site – city vistas

Vistas – From the station entrance key
views are generated in line with the master
plan of County Hall dome and Town Hall
tower.                                                                   County Hall

From the end of the bridge a framed
picture window captures views towards
Emley Moor TV transmitter , the highest
free standing structure in UK.



                                                                                                                 Town Hall




                                                                                                  View towards
                                                                                                  Cathedral




Views to Emley Moor TV transmitter            View towards County Hall   View towards Cathedral                          View towards Town Hall
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Introduction
Understanding the site - topography
 Topography

 The site’s topography on the South West flank of a ridge is
 principally forged by man. The majority of the site was a rail
 goods yard and is generally level with the elevated track bed of
 the East Coast main rail line.

 The site rises sharply to the west and north, either through
 retaining walls or natural escarpment, with the famous
 Wakefield skyline surmounting the ridge line.

 The ex- railgoods yard and existing station area have distorted
 natural levels which are evident from the ‘original’ site levels of
 the ‘Orangery’ (off Back Lane) and Pemberton Housing fronting
 Westgate.

 The current site topography with the existence of retaining
 structures, forms a physical barrier between the main body
 of the site and the City Centre, which requires addressing as
 part of the master plan proposals.
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Introduction
Understanding the site – historical context
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Introduction
Understanding the site – historical context             Site currently used……

                                                        Much of the historical urban grain of the KDA site,
                                                        particularly to the Westgate frontage has been
                                                        destroyed over the past 100 - 150 years.
                                                        The arrival of the railway, and its subsequent growth
                                                        to East Coast mainline status, together with Westgate
                                                        Station (both Victorian and present) led to the
                                                        destruction of the historical burgidge plots that ran
                                                        off Westgate.
                                                        Today we are left with important but dissociated
                                                        fragments.
                                                        The settings of the ‘Westgate Group’, namely
                                                        Pemberton House, the Unitarian Chapel, the
                                                        Orangery and the Library, are compromised by
                                                        both loss of adjoining fabric and distortion of levels
                                                        owing to the ‘fill’ to the station site.
                                                        The framework plan seeks to mend the fabric by both
                                                        built form and landscape interventions. New frontage
                                                        blocks and infill blocks are placed to be sympathetic
                                                        to the historical grain.
                                                        It is proposed that the ‘station fill’ is removed which
                                                        allows there-connection of space between Westgate
                                                        and the Orangery.
                                                        A new public park opens up vistas to the Orangery
                                                        and providesa much improved setting for the historic
OS Map - 1914                  OS Map - 1991            group. Gaps are left on the Westgate frontage to
                                                        allow glimpses of vistas through.
                                                        As part of the vehicular/pedestrian infrastructure
                                                        works, it is proposed to close Back Lane to through
                                                        traffic, making it access only and re-surface the road
                                                        to be a shared surface, thus improving pedestrian
                                                        connections.
                                                        The setting of County Hall will be improved by
                                                        reducing Burton Street to a single lane, thus
                                                        increasing footways, whilst a proposed office
                                                        block re-forms the street frontage to Burton Street.




                                        OS Map - 1849
Introduction
Understanding the site – surrounding context photos
Introduction
Understanding the site – surrounding context photos
Introduction
Understanding the site – surrounding context photos
Introduction
Understanding the site – surrounding context photos
Introduction
Understanding the site – future development

One of three major regeneration town centre
projects in Wakefield, the Westgate
Development Area (KDA) has been identified as
one of the most important City Centre
development sites in the region. It provides an
exciting opportunity to create a new and
prosperous quarter of the city centre including
Wakefield Westgate Station, the former Express
Dairy site and the former railway goods yards.
The scheme has been developed through close
collaboration with Wakefield District Council,
Network Rail and local groups to form a
cohesive development plan which uses both
physical connections and vistas to create both
identity and sense of place.
The master plan proposes relocating Westgate
Station to create a new gateway into the town
center and create a heart to the project. The
master plan incorporates the concept of the
‘emerald ring’ (streets for people) and
overcomes highway problems by the creation of
a one way system. The scheme will create a
new commercial quarter of the city, including
29,675 sq m ( 323,500 sq ft) of offices, and
23,500 sq m (256,000 sq ft) of residential, retail
and leisure elements including bars, cafes,
restaurants and a five storey hotel.
Outline planning consent was granted in 2005
and the master plan was ratified by all
stakeholders in July 2006.
As master planners, Leeds studio ultimate vision
has been the creation of a sustainable and
vibrant new quarter for Wakefield. The
combination of a quality mixed use development
and the integration of improvements to the
infrastructure, including the Westgate railway
station, will lead to a significant improvement in
facilities and enhance visitors’ first impressions
of Wakefield.
The brief
City connections
                                                                                                                            approach from city centre

Gateway Station

Vistas – From the station entrance key views are generated
in line with the master plan of County Hall dome and Town
Hall tower. From the end of the bridge a framed picture
window captures views towards Emley Moor TV transmitter
, the highest free standing structure in UK.
                                                                                                                                         existing urban grain
Physical connections – the position of the new
development allows for exceptional pedestrian access via a
network of routes through the KDA master plan. The direct
access through Burgage square, the most direct route to
the City. Vehicular considerations are encompassed by
taking a traffic off Mulberry Way in a clearly defined in and
out arrangement and the position is ideal for the Network
Rail MSCP.

Arrival and departure by train will be enhanced by the free
flowing legible spaces that are formed in the new station
design. Bold material choices and warmth through vibrant
design should enrich passenger experience. A pleasant
place to wait and a new hub to travel from are envisaged.
                                                                View From Burgage Square




                                                                                                                 Drop off




                                                                                                     platform




                                                                                           Urban connections diagram
The brief
The station
 The Brief

 Accommodation is to be in line with the Phase 1 Design
                                                                                                             entry from
 Scope of Services document as set out in Appendix C and
 including the following spaces:                                                                             city centre

 Retail                              Public
 1no Large Retail Unit               Entrance Concourse
 1no A3 Licence Hot Food Unit        Travel Centre                                       active facade
 1no small service retail Unit       Information Centre
 1no Taxi Office                     Coffee stall                                                                      concourse
                                     Toilet Facilities
 Staff / Office                      Bridge link with stair and lift
 Managers Office                     ATM / Photo booth provision
 Cash Office                                                                                                                  tickets
 Station Management Centre                                             entry from
 Duty Team Leaders office
                                                                       MSCP &
 WC, Locker and shower facility
 Plant and Storage
                                                                       drop off
 Excess Fare window
                                                                                                                                        back of
                                                                                                                                        House

                                                                                                retail




                                                                                    Space planning concept
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Concept – Testing the brief
 The architectural concept is to produce the highest standard
 contemporary design and hence an exemplary customer facility.
 Considered modern design, allied with White Young Green’s
 engineering improvements, should positively encourage increased
 passenger numbers.

 The plan optimises circulation into and within the Station. It has a
 rational displacement of accommodation for different uses and
 functions within a united form.

 It subtly relates to its immediate context, orientation, the general
 cityscape and integrates significant views of County Hall, Town Hall
 and Cathedral. We have taken cues from local landmarks and the
 site topography.




  Forecourt design
                                                                        Concept Breakdown
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Concept
Early concept ideas – animated Sculpture

Barbara Hepworth (1903-75).
Born and raised in Wakefield and became one of the 20th
Centuries most eminent international sculptors'.
Her early work was shaped by her years in Yorkshire which she
says:

‘disciplined me to the life of form and sculpture’

Best know for creating beautiful flowing and rhythmic sculptures in
wood, marble or bronze, often influenced by organic shapes and
the contours of nature.

Henry Moore (1898-1986).
Sculptures on a monumental scale and particularly in the open air.
Born in Castleford he became one of the great post war British
Sculptors'.                                                               Barbara Hepworth   Wakefield Station

Design Concept – Animated Sculpture

Wakefield’s rejuvenation has produced a city of diverse
commercial and cultural opportunities. A home for sculpture,
theatre, shopping, commerce and education and much more in a
vibrant city. Its position on the mainline with direct access from
London and Scotland has played a major role in this rebirth.
Merchant Gate, the Waterfront development, the Barbara
Hepworth Gallery and Trinity Walk are testament to these
changes.

Following appraisal we judged that the way Wakefield now proudly
sees itself should be mirrored in the architecture of the Station. To
this end we intend that the architecture should reflect the rich
cultural attributes of the area. For the Arts, the tradition of Barbara
Hepworth, Henry Moore and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park are
referenced. In the establishment of a brand new station, the
entrepreneurial nature of its inhabitants and investors is
demonstrated.

In the flowing forms of the glazing to the foyer we looked closely at
the natural forms created by Barbara Hepworth. For the organic
roof light penetrations, the way in which she created smooth
space through solids to emphasise structures and form. The rise
to the bridge is enclosed under a generous and well lit lantern
which connects the various elements to the platform.
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Concept –
Early concept ideas


The materials selected for the project underline the concept. Two
smooth black ceramic walls delineate the station. The wall to the
forecourt is a smooth natural curve. Set against the black ceramic
brick we propose weathered brass, a sustainable material showing
the patina of age and a reference to the spirit of the sculptures of
local artist Henry Moore.

Vistas – From the station entrance key views are generated in line
with the master plan of County Hall dome and Town Hall tower.
From the end of the bridge a framed picture window captures
views towards Emley Moor TV transmitter the highest free
standing structure in UK.

Physical connections – the position of the new development
allows for exceptional pedestrian access via a network of routes
through the KDA master plan. The direct access is through
Burgage square, the most direct route to the City. Vehicular
considerations are encompassed by taking a traffic off Mulberry
Way in a clearly defined in and out arrangement and the position is
ideal for the Network Rail MSCP.

Arrival and departure by train will be enhanced by the free flowing
legible spaces that are formed in the new station design. Bold
material choices and warmth through vibrant design should enrich
passenger experience. A pleasant place to wait and a new hub to
travel from are envisaged.
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Concept – Ground floor plan




                              Ground floor plan
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Materials - Building
 Developing the character

 The proposed materials….

                            1 - GLAZED BRICK
                            Location – Curved Feature Wall
                            Manufacturer – Ibstock
                            Size – Standard metric brick
                            Colour – Black glazed
                            Detail – Stretcher bond, Black colour, bucket
                            handle joint



                            2 - FIBRE C CLADDING BOARD
                            Location – Side / gable walls to staff block
                            and lantern
                            Manufacturer – Marley Eternit
                            Size – Large format panels to suit.
                            Colour – E20, Pebble
                            Detail – 10mm joint, secret fixed


                            3 - BRASS CLADDING
                            Location – Bridge, eaves Lift and stair
                            structures.
                            Manufacturer – KME/Aurubis
                            Size – Large format panels to suit.
                            Finish –Brass
                            Detail – welded joints



                            4 - CURTAIN WALLING
                            Location – Front Concourse, Lantern
                            glazing
                            Manufacturer – Schuco, FW50 System
                            Size – Large format panels to suit.
                            Colour – RAL 7016
                            Detail – Profiled cap to transoms, Structural
                            silicone joint to all mullions
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
The Proposal – The Character




 West Elevation – Entrance




North Elevation




Proposed Materials – Black ceramic Brick and Brass
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
The Proposal – The Character




 East Elevation




South Elevation




Proposed Materials – Black ceramic Brick and Brass
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
The Proposal – Public Realm
 Developing the character

 The proposed materials

                            1 – PAVING (GRANITE)
                            Location – Pedestrian forecourt
                            Manufacturer – various
                            Size – 300x200
                            Colour – Mid Grey GraniteSetts
                            Detail –
                                                                      Urbis Francesca   Pyrus calleryana   Acer platanoides
                                                                      Streetlight       ‘Chanticleer’

                            2 – PAVING (CONCRETE)
                            Location – Pedestrian forecourt
                            Manufacturer – Charcon Original Granite
                            Size – 200x100
                            Colour – Mid Grey
                            Detail –




                            3 – PAVING (STONE AGREGATE)
                            Location – Pedestrian forecourt
                            Manufacturer – Marshalls
                            Size – 300x200
                            Colour – Light Granite
                            Detail –




                            4 – PAVING (STONE AGREGATE)
                            Location – Pedestrian forecourt
                            Manufacturer – Marshalls
                            Size – 300x200
                            Colour – Indian Granite
                            Detail –
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction                     Forecourt Design

Access – Vehicle & Pedestrian Movement part 1                 It is proposed that a section 278 agreement will need to be
                                                              reached with WMDC for the formation of an ‘in’ and ‘Out’ access
                                                              off the one way system on Mulberry Way. From analysis this
                                                              appears to be the most prudent way of achieving safe access and
                                                              egress for vehicles using the station. The design takes these
                                                              points on either side of the bus stop on Mulberry way taking
                                                              them as far as feasibly possible from the existing pedestrian
                                                              crossing.

                                                              A two vehicle drop off is proposed adjacent to the pedestrian
                                                              access into the north part of the foyer. This point has suitable
                                                              adjacency and convenience for station users and for security
                                                              purposes is kept as far from the main foyer entrance as possible.
                                                Cycle store
                                                              See BTP advice from Grip stage 3. Network Rail management of
                                                              the drop off is essential to the smooth running of the facility.
                             Bus replacement
                                                              A taxi rank for 15 vehicles is provided in line with Network Rails
                                                              brief. This is centrally located with parking at a safe distance
                                                              from the main foyer entrance. It is proposed that a Glass and
                             Taxi                             powder coated aluminium cover taxi rank is provided for the
                                                              length of the waiting area.

                                                              Four number disabled parking spaces are provided adjacent the
                             Drop off
                                                              station for use by standard and high top disabled vehicles. This
                                                              brings disabled persons to a more acceptable distance than the
                                                              MSCP. The majority of disabled provision is within the MSCP at
                                                              23 spaces.

                                                              Two space bus replacement parking is provided beyond the taxi
                                                              area with a clear route from the station foyer. This space also
                                                              doubles as operating space for the free Wakefield Access bus
       PEDESTRIAN ROUTES                                      during the day.



       VEHCILE SERVICING ROUTES



       EMERGENCY / FIRE ACCESS
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction                     Servicing Area

Access – Vehicle & Pedestrian Movement part 2                 A zone is formed at the North end of the station attached to
                                                              the forecourt for servicing. Dropped kerbs for access and
                                                              rising bollards for control to be provided.

                                                              Network Rail trackside access is maintained 24/7 with a direct
                                                              route to the gates at the South West corner of the MSCP.

                                                              Network Rail access to the two engineering buildings and
                                                              substation has been incorporated within the servicing area
                                                              created. This is a great bonus created by the way in which the
                                                              servicing area has been formed and shielded. Again the layout
                                                              allows for 24/7 access.

                                                Cycle store   Servicing and deliveries have been considered. Refuse
                                                              compactors are located in the service area. There is scope to
                             Bus replacement                  access a 10m refuse vehicle and swept path analysis has been
                                                              completed. There is scope for access by reasonable sized
                                                              delivery vehicles but not articulated trucks into the service
                                                              area.
                             Taxi
                                                              All designs to be verified by a suitably qualified engineer.

                                                              Fire Tender access
                             Drop off
                                                              Fire tender access to the front of the main entrance is
                                                              provided using rising bollards for control. Hard landscaping
                                                              materials to be upgraded as necessary. Fire tenders access
                                                              also to the servicing yard for access direct on the Platforms for
                                                              fire fighting purposes.

                                                              Cycle Parking
       PEDESTRIAN ROUTES
                                                              Covered cycle stands with Sheffield hoops provided on the
                                                              edge of the public open space. Glass and aluminium Broxamp
       VEHCILE SERVICING ROUTES
                                                              shelters to be provided.



       EMERGENCY / FIRE ACCESS
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction                                          S278 Agreement

Access – Vehicle & Pedestrian Movement part 3                                      As described a section 278 agreement will need to be reached
                                                                                   with WMDC for the formation of an ‘in’ and ‘Out’ access off
                                                                                   the one way system on Mulberry Way. Negotiations with
                                                                                   WMDC highways will be required to finalise the detail of the
                                                                                   proposal and any amendments that maybe required to the
                                                                                   existing bus stop.

                                                                                   Pedestrian Access to platforms during construction

                                                                                   It is assume that for the duration of the Construction process
                                                                                   pedestrian access will be provided from the MSCP to the East
                                                                                   platform by a short protected route hugging the Engineering
                                                                                   buildings at the North end of the site. This is the most direct
                                                                                   route. To be reviewed with WMDC architectural liaison officer
                                                                                   for security purposes and provided in accordance with the
                                                                                   TOC’s requirements. It is envisaged that ticket machines may
                                                                                   need to be moved to suit the arrangement. Network Rail
                                                                                   access to be maintained, therefore, management of the route
                                                                                   and any cross overs will be required by the Contractor during
                                                                                   construction.




       PEDESTRIAN ROUTE DURING CONSTRUCTION MANAGED FOR NETWORK RAIL 24/7 ACCESS
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
Sustainability
Wakefield Westgate Station Reconstruction
                                                 Sustainability has also been a driving factor in design. The pictogram to the left indicates
Sustainability                                   the way in which the strategy has been investigated. The following page
                                                 diagrammatically indicates the sustainable strategies that have been incorporated within
                                                 the design proposals. Some options under these headings which could be further
                                                 investigated during the next design stage of the project. Incorporated Items as follows:

                                            1.   Mass ,Form and Orientation – The form and massing of the new station building have
                                                 been designed to provide the most sustainable design. Most importantly decisions have
                                                 been made with regards the roof cape to form a consistent sheltering form. It has been
                                                 designed to accept other sustainable features should the need arise. For instance it
                                                 could accept an intensive green roof or Heat pipe solar collectors. This would also
                                                 contribute to rainwater attenuation and give the possibility of Grey water harvesting for
                                                 staff and public tiolets. The South East orientation is favourable for daylighting and
                                                 passive heating.
                                            2.   Natural lighting – Glazing to key Elevations provides good levels of daylight to the
                                                 Concourse areas at Ground and first floors minimising the use of artificial lighting.
                                            3.   .Natural Ventilation – Combination of automated low and high level openings to the
                                                 concourse area should provide good levels of natural ventilation to compensate for heat
                                                 gains throughout the year but most importantly in the summer. Network rail areas
                                                 should also benefit from natural ventilation.
                                            4.   Exposed mass – The soffit of the concourse could be used to create exposed mass
                                                 given the correct treatment and hence used to moderate temperatures and as a heat
                                                 store.
                                            5.   Solar Shading – The south and West elevations have the option of solar shading which
                                                 could be incorporated at design stage or retro fitted given the advantageous design.
                                            6.   Glazing Specification – The provision of glazing with high visible light transmittance and
                                                 low emissivity is essential to reducing heat loss from the main circulation areas. Special
                                                 attention should be given to the Western glazing on the new station building to reduce
                                                 glare and we would recommend consideration of Pilkington Suncool in grey ,or similar,
                                                 providing 24% light transmittance and a good light/heat ratio..M&E engineer to specify
                                                 glazing in line with design proposals.
                                            7.   Insulation – to higher requirements that the building regulations has been considered for
                                                 key areas. These include the roof which could be highly insulated and the Network rail
                                                 ‘back of house areas which could be insulated to a higher standard.
                                            8.   Artificial Lighting – Low energy light fittings to be fully considered as part of the design
                                                 development.
                                            9.   Photo voltaic – the proposal incorporates 38 Number PV’s roof mounted on the
                                                 southern roof.
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                                            Sustainability continued
Sustainability
                                            Sustainability has also been a driving factor in design. The pictogram
                                            to the left indicates the way in which the strategy has been
                                            investigated. The following page diagrammatically indicates the
                                            sustainable strategies that have been incorporated within the design
                                            proposals. Some options under these headings which could be further
                                            investigated during the next design stage of the project. Incorporated
                                            Items as follows:

                                            Air Leakage

                                            network rail areas should be designed to a high level of Air tightness to
                                            reduce heat loss.

                                            Sustainable Drainage methods - Suds

                                            Planning Policy guidance calls for Suds on all developments wherever
                                            possible. Government’s new water strategy, Future Water, will require
                                            surface water management plans and call into question the automatic
                                            ability to connect into the public sewer. In order to attenuate rain water
                                            run off from the hard standing areas concrete block permeable paving
                                            has been considered. This acts as a drainage system as well as
                                            supporting traffic flows.
                                            Permeable Tarmac has been discussed with water storage for the
                                            forecourt vehicular areas as a potential attenuation method
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View from Mulberry Way to
Station entrance
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Aerial looking west to Station
entrance
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View from above west
platform to station
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Aerial view
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View from Mulberry Way to
Station entrance
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Pedestrian approach from
MSCP
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Interior View towards gates
from Foyer
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Interior View through Foyer
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Interior View to stairs
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Interior View from gates
towards retails and platform
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Interior View back from travel
centre
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