Blackpool Tram Depot, Blackpool
RPS provided design consultancy services for a new 'landmark' facility on Blackpool's promenade.
RPS provided Architectural, Civil and Structural Engineering and CDM-Co-ordinator services for a new 'landmark' facility on Blackpool's promenade.
The development provides a new maintenance and stabling depot for a fleet of 16 new Bombardier 'Flexity 2' trams and a residual fleet of heritage trams.
The depot houses fixed tram lifting equipment comprising monorail hoist, travelling crane wheel lathe and access platforms along with a tramwash and automated sand system. Externally, the building features striking waveform cladding illuminated by LED lighting. Sustainable features include surface water drainage attenuation and natural lighting.