Chatham bus station – a series of VMZINC curves

The new Chatham Waterfront bus station forms part of the £6 billion Medway Regeneration plan. Its highly distinctive VMZINC standing seam canopies and flat lock fascias in pre-weathered QUARTZ-ZINC® were specified by infrastructure specialist D5 Architects. Zinc’s malleability made it the logical choice of metal for a design incorporating a series of tight, sweeping curves.

The site has 20 stands and an information centre, is close to the proposed Chatham Docks World Heritage Site, between the town centre and open parkland adjacent to the River Medway. The canopies were designed to minimise barriers, for the benefit of passenger access and transitory pedestrians.