Imagination is only deliverable with the appropriate budget and the right design and construction team. Understand network rail are responsible for the design. I agree it could be a lot better. Personally don’t think it even needs to be glass though i do like Malmö stationHaving used sunderland railway station loads over the years, never mind pigeons, the seagulls would hang around the entrance - miilligans did not help. I quite like the glass but the roof lacks any imagination and that polish railway station shows what is possible; hoping the north end is better.
Triangeln Station, Malmo, Sweden - design by Sweco Architects AB + KHR Arkitekter - Malmo transport building, Sweden infrastructure, Swedish railway hub