Contractor McLaren construction has completed a stunning £7M revamp of the infamous Brunel Bus Station in Slough.
The station, made famous for its use in the opening credits of BBC’s The Office, has been rebuilt as part of a £450M Heart of Slough project to revitalise a large part of the town centre.
Slough Borough Council challenged a project team of McLaren Construction, BBlur Architecture and consultant Buro Happold to deliver a statement redevelopment. The completed project is a feat of engineering and cutting edge design, providing a landmark building in the transport hub area of the wider town regeneration project.
The building is clad in aluminium shingles to create a softly textured metallic surface which will change character with the varying light conditions. McLaren Construction used 3D modelling as a means of realising the complex design and a robust value engineering process enabled a reduction in overall delivery costs through the substitution of construction materials.
Structural engineer Buro Happold was responsible for the delivery of the sweeping steel structure itself; with all elements completed for the bus station’s opening in June 2011.