Dalmarnock Station will become primary transport hub for 2014 Games after upgrade

A major upgrade to Dalmarnock Station in Glasgow, intended to become the primary transport hub for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, has been named best proposed project in the Scottish Design Awards.

The scheme, designed by Atkins, involves a complete remodelling of the station, with a replacement footbridge, platform upgrades, new ticket office and step-free access.

The station will serve three key venues for the Games: the new national indoor sports arena, the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome and Celtic Park.

The design for the station involves a sheer, translucent skin which provides a counterpoint to the familiar textures of the original stone and brick.

Stan Doyle, regional director, Atkins said: “We are thrilled to be involved with Dalmarnock’s emerging reconnection to the city through the transformation of the present rail station into an important piece of public architecture.’