Our Proposal for the new Station at Portishead
Portishead Railway Group commissioned architect Andrew Mair BA(Hons), Dip(Arch), Dip(PS), RIBA, MAPM, to design a suitable station for Portishead. The brief was to create a station which would be an appropriate gateway to the town as specified by Transport Policy T/3 ‘Proposed Railway Stations’ of the North Somerset Local Plan dated 21st June 2007 which states that:
'The importance of the station as a principal gateway to the town – forming first impressions – should not be under-estimated. The character, quality and local distinctiveness of the town needs to be reflected in the design of the station and it's approaches'.
The design incorporates a concession, toilets and waiting room. We have had costings done and believe that it is affordable within the GRIP 3 budget.
The station will be sited at the rear of the Travelodge/Lidl car park area. Our new mural is sited at this location. We need support from residents to press for a well designed station such as this, and not a cheap ‘bus shelter’ type.
A Mural was unveiled at the site of this station by Liam Fox, MP, on 28 April 2012. more ...
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