First Station built
Accrington Eco Station
The first of the new generation of sustainable stations opened to the public and passengers on 18 October 2010
The first of the new generation of sustainable stations opened to the public and passengers on 18 October 2010. It’s safe, warm, airy and comfortable. It’s made of local stone (recycled from within 2km of the site) so it fits in with the town centre conservation area. The combination of stone, wood and glass is very appealing. These materials can also be reused, recycled or composted at the end of their current lifetime. In all, Accrington Ecostation is not just an environmental statement but a real welcome to the town.Skip Media Gallery.
As part of the project and using data from the automated Building Management System, we’ll be reporting on ongoing energy and water consumption and how passengers have responded to their new station. The station has already achieved an A rating for its Energy Performance Certificate and is expected to achieve an “excellent” rating in the BREEAM building assessment. Further details about the building’s sustainability features – passive design, active renewable energy features and water recycling and “cradle to cradle” materials sourcing – is in the design report, see
The station cost around 1.5m EUR to build, including demolition of the old building. It was funded through developer funding, Lancashire’s Local Transport Plan, Department for Transport ’s Access for All programme, and Cycling England, in addition to the Interreg grant. Support from the UK’s Rail Safety & Standards Board (RSSB) contributed to its preparation. The station design team were SBS Architects, Cyril Sweet Quantity Surveyors, Halcrow Yolles Structural and Services Engineers and contractor Strategic Team Group. The station remains in the ownership of Lancashire County Council; a “green lease” puts the building in the care of train operator Northern.
Last modified: 28.09.2011