Haymarket Metro Station

Sadler Brown Architecture, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2009


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Refurbished station platform 

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  • Refurbished station platform    
  • The Hub    
  • Haymarket station and its escalators had to stay open throughout construction    
  • The schüco fabricated profile b Fortress Architectural Systems     
  • The curved roof was modelled using 3D CAD application Rhino    
  • Location Plan     
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Section     
  • Cross Passages Elevations     
  • Elevation    
  • Plaform sketch    
  • Sketches to show structure    
  • Sketches to show roof structure    
  • The largest crane in the UK was required to assemble the steel structure    
  • Radiating, square, curved timbers support the roof    
  • A floor-high steel truss supports the concrete floor    
  • Plastering the ceiling using Expamet mesh    
  • Inside the roof    
  • Detail Section     

Four-storey, £21m, building with a quadrilateral plan, vaulted, zinc-clad roof and distinctive semi-circular eyebrows on each facade

Haymarket station has been rebuilt, with a retail and leisure hub replacing the existing station structure, which first opened to passengers in 1980 when the Tyne and Wear Metro first started running.

The retail units will open out onto a new Metro Station concourse and the escalators and underground platforms will be completely redesigned with the aim of introducing the first of a new generation of Metro Stations.

Predominantly clad in glass and zinc the building appears monumentally simple from the outside, in fact the building is a complicated piece of engineering. It is a bridge structure spanning the twin underground tunnels below.

The primary structure is a quadrilateral cage of trusses supported off pile caps by four columns with the station's curved roof supported on a series of radiating square, curved tubes.


  • Begun: Aug 2007
  • Completed: Jun 2009
  • Sector: Transport
  • Total cost: £21M
  • Funding: Private
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • Address: Haymarket Metro station, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7PQ, United Kingdom

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