The £12m Merthyr Tydfil Bus Interchange is a key infrastructure project, located near the railway station as part of an initiative to create a brand-new transport interchange hub linking with the South Wales Metro.
Acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of Merthyr Tydfil town centre, the interchange improves local public transport connectivity and provides commuters with a fully accessible experience, harnessing the opportunity for future integration with St Tydfil Shopping Centre.
By the nature of its design, the interchange aims to eliminate the anti-social behaviour that was associated with the existing bus station, through the introduction of an accessible café and seating area and an integrated police presence directly within the building. The design has involved the use of sustainable building materials while also re-using demolished materials.
Three Winning Facts:
- Delivered during Covid-19 while conforming to Health and Safety requirements.
- Modern Transportation Hub at centre of Town Centre, reducing anti-social behaviour and providing a hub for links to future rail hub.
- Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station is the first to facilitate vehicle charging points for buses and Taxis, and the first full electric station within Wales, being one of the first public buildings to eliminate fossil fuels for heating and hot water and becoming an exemplar building Project.