It could involve the Enterprise docked for repairs, and the space station is attacked.
^^This. Only way I think it could be feasible.
I think this approach is the only to keep the Abrahms verse going once Pine and co decide they're going to leave (probably after the trilogy if Pegg is to believed). Get (some of) them to do one more movie which is a crossover with whatever you're going to do next, be it Space Station like here or another crew.
Best case would be some of the actors getting re-assigned, just like O'Brian onto DS9