Commendation for old Gosport railway site

AWARD Gosport's former railway station
AWARD Gosport's former railway station
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ARCHITECTS behind the redevelopment of Gosport’s former railway station have been commended for their work on the historic site.

The Civic Trust Awards chose the station, in Spring Garden Lane, as one of 18 projects in the country to be praised for its design and benefits to the community.

The station was transformed earlier last year from a crumbling wreck into a new housing development.

Developers Guinness Hermitage kept the original entrance in Spring Garden Lane along with the platforms and iconic archway.

The redevelopment was designed by Re-Format.

The historic station was used by Queen Victoria on journeys to and from Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, until her death in 1901.

It now contains a number of houses and flats.

Developers also included a waiting garden which was part of the station’s original plans but never built.

The award was presented at a ceremony in Edinburgh on Friday.