Sustainable Transport Hub Solution at The Hard

The Hard, Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council
£9.25m (deck repair £500k)
The Hard, Portsmouth
NEC3 Option C - Target Cost

Every week, over 160,000 people pass through ‘The Hard’ transport interchange, making it a Gateway to Portsmouth and a critical link for rail, bus and ferry visitors to this vibrant historic area.


A new state of the art transport interchange was an important catalyst to regeneration of The Hard’s historic dockyard area.  Re-use of the existing 1970’s deck which extends over the sea on 400 piles was integral to its success.

However changes in design codes over the past 40 years meant load distribution from the new steel and glass structure and the concourse required clever thinking, particularly with pressures on the budget and funding spend deadlines.

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