… AND THE UGLY: KINTORE
It is fair to say that the quality of new station design has been highly variable in recent years.
A rare public consultation was carried out to determine which of three designs should be adopted for the new station at Kenilworth in Warwickshire. More than 70% preferred the traditional design, which echoes the previous 1884 Gothic-style building.
In contrast, the the design for the new station at Reading West has been compared to “leaving a shipping container on the pavement”. And the lift towers at the new station at Kintore (between Inverness and Aberdeen) have been criticised for their ugliness.