Coventry Bus Station

Working with the architect, Studio Mutt, and the client, West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) , we put together a washroom fit for a City of Culture.


In preparation for Coventry’s year as the UK City of Culture, which commences in May 2021, WMCA undertook the task of modernizing the Pool Meadow Bus Station.


Although there has been a bus station on the site since 1931, the current building was opened in 1994 and served the people of Coventry for over a quarter of a century. WMCA commissioned the £1.5 million refurbishment project to include the public washrooms, accessible WC’s, baby change facilities and the drivers washroom and rest area.


The architect wanted to achieve a traditional finish with a wall tile design reminiscent of the London Underground and a simple black and white colour scheme. All finishes needed to be both hygienic and able to withstand heavy usage.


We put forward recommendations for cubicles, vanity units, duct panels, sanitaryware, wash troughs, floor tiles, lighting, and redesigned the mirrors and accent lighting to deliver cost savings and a solution less prone to vandalism.

Trovex S3:60 cubicles with coordinating duct panels and vanity units were selected. Manufactured from solid grade laminate, these units are extremely hard wearing and water resistant and come with our 15 year guarantee on the laminate.

Trovex Smarttroughs, made from antimicrobial Krion solid surface material, were used to minimize standing water and the opportunities for bacterial growth. Paired with DVS mains powered automatic sensor taps, it also reduces the number of touch points in the washroom, increasing user safety and confidence during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We hold stock of Armitage Sanitaryware for use on all our projects as it is a very reliable quality product for the commercial environment, with a five year manufacturer’s warranty.


The washrooms were completed with porcelain anti-slip
floor tiles and the black and white wall tiles to create a sleek, contemporary design which harks back to the history of transport, something of particular significance in Coventry.


DuPont Corian Vanity Tops | Bespoke Timber Cubicles | Trovex Wall Cladding


With over twenty years in the business, we are experts in commercial washroom refurbishments and in the last year alone, we’ve refurbished over 200 washrooms over 80 sites. If you have a project coming up, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to provide free advice.

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