CEEQUAL Excellent (83.0%) – Whole Project Award
Version 4, Mar 2016 | Truro, England, UK
|Highly Commended – CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards 2016 – Historic Environment|
The Truro (Tregurra) Park & Ride site has been developed to provide a convenient and high quality service for commuters and others travelling to Truro from the north and east of the city.
Cornwall Council’s second Truro Park and Ride site was completed on 18 December 2015 to join the Langarth Park and Ride (which opened in August 2008) as part of the strategic sustainable transport network for Truro. The new site at Tregurra allows buses to operate a circular route linking the Langarth (Threemilestone) site, Treliske Hospital, County Hall, Truro railway station, Truro city centre (2 stops), and the new site at Tregurra.
Located in a valley and highly visible the parking was designed to follow the contours and the mature hedge lines were protected to enhance the bio diversity of the site.
The site has achieved a CEEQUAL Excellent award (83%). It incorporates a SUDS drainage system, comprising swales and a retention pond with hydrobrake control over the discharge. The project included major earthworks, the construction of several retaining walls, and a central three storey “Hub” building which provides ticketing, welfare and mess facilities. The Hub enables access to the two main parking levels and the soon to be opened Cornish Food Centre.