To reduce carbon emissions, traffic and to promote healthier lifestyles, Leeds City Council commissioned a park and ride facility at Temple Green their second in the city alongside their original facility at Elland Road.
Although originally designed – with planning approved – to be built from shipping containers and with an ever closer completion date, the project posed a challenge to the M-AR design and construction teams to identify a cost effective solution that achieved the deadline without needing a new planning application.
The Temple Green Park & Ride plays a vital role in the city’s transport strategy. It’s the largest park and ride, accommodating 1,000 car parking spaces, reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality of the city centre. The new terminus building provides a low maintenance hub for commuters to buy tickets, take shelter and use amenities.
Temple Green is the second of its kind and is located in the south-east corner of Leeds. Previously, we worked alongside the Leeds City Council team and architects, offering our expertise in off-site design, taking it from an initial shipping container concept to a fully modularised design. Using this blueprint we were able to build a fully-operational park and ride facility consistent with their brand.
Temple Green, although the same in build and boasting the feature clock tower is clad with Western Cedar Wood for a classic finish.
All the park and ride facilities in Leeds to date have a distinct colour to provide passengers with an easy, visual way of navigating the station.
Temple Green is a vibrant orange, while Elland Road is bright green.
In total, the six modules provide a fully-heated passenger waiting area with seating and ticket machines, WCs, a staff office and a secure ticket window.
This build is one of a number of facilities that provide a network of park and ride sites across the city, reducing congestion and pollution in Leeds city centre.
This scheme is both a milestone in the development of the Enterprise Zone and represents another step on the road to providing a network of park-and-ride sites across the city, easing congestion and cutting pollution in the centre.