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February 2, 2022

Willmott Dixon to deliver transport hub and town square in the UK

The transport hub is expected to be the first net-zero carbon building in North Tyneside.

Willmott Dixon has partnered with North Tyneside Council to deliver a net-zero transport hub and town square in North Shields, UK.

The transport hub will bring all bus services in North Shields together. The hub will also be closer to Metro, taxis and cycling infrastructure.

This hub will feature local amenities such as changing places facility and public toilets.

The company stated that the transport hub is expected to be the first net-zero carbon building in North Tyneside.

To maximise airtightness, the structure will incorporate an enhanced building envelope.

It will also incorporate a surface water management system as well as an array of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.

The project also features a new open town square for events and promote leisure activities with a new public realm that would create green space and increase biodiversity in the town.

The square will connect the town centre to the Fish Quay through a series of walkways, offering improved accessibility with step-free routes and steps with handrails.

Willmott Dixon director Nick Corrigan said: “Sustainability is at the heart of our business and through our 2030 ‘Now or Never’ sustainability strategy, we have pledged that by the end of 2030 all our new buildings and major refurbishments will achieve net-zero operational carbon.

“The transport hub is a perfect example of how we can achieve those ambitions. We are focused on leaving a lasting legacy beyond bricks and mortar and that’s why we will be supporting the North Shields economy by using local businesses and creating local employment opportunities wherever possible.”

This scheme undertook a Life Cycle Carbon Assessment at the earliest stage to reduce carbon footprint.

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