Bus Shelters

Bus shelters need to be durable, well-designed, and aesthetically pleasing in order to best serve the areas they stand in. Therefore, it is vital that customers choose an experienced supplier that can provide a product of excellent quality that meets their specifications. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, GW Shelter Solutions can do just that.

With over 40 years of experience in the industry, GW Shelter Solutions can do just that.

Arun Barrel Bus Shelter
Arun Flat Roof Bus Shelter
Arun Pitched Roof Bus Shelter

What makes a good bus shelter?

High-quality Construction

At GW Shelter Solutions we use a mild steel framework, and an extruded aluminium glazing system, to ensure maximum strength and durability for our shelters. This ensures that the product has longevity, giving our customers excellent value for money.

Low maintenance

As passengers will use bus shelters on a daily basis, they are subject to everyday wear and tear. Shelters should be regularly cleaned to optimise the lifespan. We use a secure glazing system, minimising damage from vandalism and therefore prolonging its longevity.

Clear purpose

Every bus shelter’s main priority is to provide a good level of weather protection for passengers waiting for the next bus. However, bus stops in different locations will require tailored approaches, ensuring that the size, style, and features of the product match its location.

GW Shelter Solution’s number one priority is providing our customers with a bus shelter that matches their brief. Whether you need a simple and traditional shelter for a village setting, or a larger and more modern design for a city centre, we can come up with an answer that meets your needs.

Our range of bus shelters

The Arun Bus Shelter range is a classic and modular shelter, selling for over 25 years and can be supplied with a barrel, pitched or flat roof. Each option can be tailored to fit the needs and criteria of your enquiry.

We understand that the shelter you need depends on many different factors, so we have several customisable options for you to choose from. If you require a bespoke bus shelter, we can help build the product you envision.

Arun Barrel Bus Shelter

Here’s what our customers think…

“We have worked with GW Shelter solutions for many years they have always provided a good quality product which has withstood the test of time. The choice of specification provides shelters to suit any location and environment. Glen is easy to deal with from design to installation, offering advice and assistance with any issues that may arise, keeping us updated on projects, meeting agreed timescales and flexible to changes when requested.”

“Glen has always been incredibly helpful and will travel to Swansea for site surveys, to ensure the most appropriate product is ordered and installed.  The ordering process is quick and easy and shelters are always installed within set timescales – sometimes even before! I wish to extend our thanks to Glen and all the team at GW Shelters and hope our working relationship continues for many years to come!”

Charlotte Collins, Swansea Council
“Once again, GW Shelter Solutions design, supply and install another Bus Shelter for Fenland District Council within agreed timescales and budget. Our go to company, especially when requiring glazing and maintenance parts for our older assets which still remain structurally sound and in use today; many of which have had a good coat of paint, a re-glazing to accordingly to local environment resulting in GW Shelter Solutions providing a new looking shelter with a significant reduction in cost when compared to a new installation. I cannot recommend them enough.”

“Our Council took a long time to find a supplier that could provide a good quality shelter, and we are delighted to work with GW Shelters.  Since 2021 they have installed seven bus shelters and supplied us with spare panels to fit our existing shelters.  Although we are based in Northumberland physical distance has been no problem for site visits.  Our experience has been that GW Shelters provides the right product, a seamless installation and a good after sales service.”

Stephen Humphrey, Ashington Town Council

“Our Council took a long time to find a supplier that could provide a good quality shelter, and we are delighted to work with GW Shelters.  Since 2021 they have installed seven bus shelters and supplied us with spare panels to fit our existing shelters.  Although we are based in Northumberland physical distance has been no problem for site visits.  Our experience has been that GW Shelters provides the right product, a seamless installation and a good after sales service.”

The journey from enquiry to bus shelter

When you partner with GW Shelter Solutions to install a new bus shelter, this is how the process typically plays out:

  1. Initial enquiry – We speak with you to work out exactly what product you would need, including any additional requirements.
  2. Site visit – Next, we will likely conduct a site survey to establish the best way to complete the works on site. This is not always required however.
  3. Quotation stage – Once all the details have been determined we will provide you with a quotation for the job, including the product, installation, and any foreseeable extras.
  4. 8 week lead time – Once we have received your instruction, we will process the order with an average lead time of 8 weeks.
  5. Installation – Finally, we will install your product at the site. This takes around 4-6 hours on average but will depend on the scale and complexity of the project.

Important considerations

Our expert team will advise on the best way to install the shelter before fitting it. They also will take into consideration the location, regulations, and any other possible factors. Examples include:

  • Ensuring the new shelter is suitable for the size of the footpath.
  • All permits are approved prior to installation (we can do this on behalf of the customer if necessary)
  • Disconnecting any electrics prior to us removing a pre-existing shelter

Will you need to close the footpath or road to install the shelter?

This is difficult to answer as every site is different and requires a unique approach.

We are unlikely to ever have to close off a road completely but may have to set up alternative pedestrian walkways.

The amount of room we need to install the product depends on the space we are given, as we can either pre-build the shelter or build it on site. This is why a site visit is so important beforehand so we can plan in advance, allowing us to draw up an appropriate risk assessment.

Bus Shelter Installation

Qualifications and knowledge

All of our site teams are experienced with all aspects of installation and well equipped to carry them out. All teams are managed by supervisors that are respectively qualified under the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991, with team members qualified to excavate and reinstate roads.

Why choose GW Shelter Solutions?

When choosing a bus shelter supplier, you need someone that has years of experience and cares about the products they provide. This is where we come in.

With over 40 years of industry experience, our goal here at GW Shelter Solutions is to provide our customers with a product of excellent quality that stands the test of time.

We have experience at all levels. Whether it be installing a single bus shelter in a remote village, or overseeing a large project of multiple installations, we always know the best way forward and how to advise.

Our expert team will work tirelessly to ensure that you are happy with our tailored bus shelter solutions. Customer satisfaction is at the forefront of our work; if you’re happy, then we’re happy.

Why wait? Contact us today to start planning your bespoke bus shelter.

Frequently Asked Questions

A bus stop refers to a designated location where buses pick up and drop off passengers. A bus shelter, on the other hand, is a structure that provides a covered waiting area for passengers at a bus stop.

The main purpose of a bus shelter is to provide a protected waiting area for passengers, shielding them from varying weather conditions. Whilst many bus routes may only have a post, others may require a bus shelter due to the high usage.

The cost of a bus shelter can vary depending on factors such as design, materials used, and additional features. It will also depend on the size and location that the shelter needs to cover.
The life expectancy of a bus shelter can vary depending on factors such as materials used, maintenance, and exposure to environmental conditions. Generally speaking, a well-maintained bus shelter can last 15-20 years.
Generally planning permission is not required for bus shelters themselves unless you are having an advertising panel.