The brief called for the design of extensive groundworks surrounding a new ferry quay, as well as a new service building for passengers. The response has been to try to minimise the circulation area, whilst giving the quay and its structures a clear sculptural form.
The project has been a design-and-build contract, and most elements have been prefabricated. The service building consists of two in-situ concrete walls, supporting an inverted steel vault. The vault stabilises the rest of the glass and timber structure, and covers the outdoor waiting areas.