Newport Station

  • Date
  • 2010
  • Location
  • United Kingdom, Newport
  • Size
  • 874 m²
  • Sector
  • Transport
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Roofs
  • Architect
  • Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners Ltd


Station designed by Grimshaw Architects – with Texlon® ETFE cushions

Designed by Grimshaw Architects, the main facilities at both terminals and the second passenger bridge are formed of a steel structure clad in Texlon® ETFE cushions. The lightweight of the Texlon® ETFE foil enables the reduction of the supporting structure while its outstanding light transmission allows the spaces to be flooded with natural light. The inclusion of an oculus at the peak of each terminal increases light transmission and doubles as a compression ring to secure the structure.
Part of a citywide regeneration program, the redesign of Newport Station embraces accessibility, functionality and safety. Offering the city of Newport a striking new civic building, the design of the station created two new concourses, the erection of a second passenger bridge with lift access to all platforms, improvement of the ticket facilities, as well as upgrades to the pedestrian routes surrounding the station.

The overall result is a station that is an outstanding feature for the city of Newport, both for its design quality and its ease of use for passengers.


Main Image: © Ken Price Photography

Other Image: © Network Rail