Worksop: College students creating art for new £3.2 million bus station

Students from North Notts College are designing artwork for the new Worksop bus station
Students from North Notts College are designing artwork for the new Worksop bus station

Students from North Notts College in Worksop have been working with Notts County Council to create a number of pieces of artwork which could end up adorning the glazing at the town’s new bus station.

The 16 and 17 year-olds have submitted several designs which could be etched on to the windows and doors of the new £3.2 million station which is currently being built.

The work has been integrated to form one of their assignments, with the council providing a ‘real world’ brief for the students to follow.

“Our architect Robert Parry and project manager Paul Horn visited the college on several occasions to talk through the designs with the students,” said Mike Barnett, of the council’s major projects team.

“We’ve been very impressed by the high standard.”

“We are now considering placing some of the designs on internal walls at the bus station in addition to having it on the windows.”

The students are now in the process of finalising their designs and recently visited the construction site to see work in progress on the new bus station.

Work began on site last autumn and the bus station – at the junction of Newcastle Street and Watson Road – is due to open this summer.

The council has been working closely with bus operator Stagecoach and Bassetlaw District Council on the planning for the station.

Once built, the running costs will be shared between the county council and Bassetlaw Council.

The new station uses design elements used successfully at other recently-opened county council bus stations such as those at Retford, Newark and Mansfield.

It will feature a staffed information point, toilets, seating, electronic information screens and CCTV.

Eight bus bays will be provided to cater not only for existing demand in the town but also allow for future growth.