by Group Office on 28 July, 2020
We are very pleased to announce that the planning application for the new bus station will be approved later this month.
The planning officer’s report is recommending approval and both of your Lib Dem councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod are (unsurprisingly) backing the recommendations of the report to approve the planning application. The decision will be made by planning officers under delegated powers.
It has been 10 years in getting to this point but we will very soon now see demolition of the existing bus station and its replacement by something that will be a real asset to our city and encourage more people to use public transport.
Demolition of the existing bus station will take approximately 4 months. Following demolition ground investigation works will take place prior to the commencement of construction. Construction will take approximately 14 months.
Temporary bus stops will be provided on North Road while building work takes place.
The new bus station will have staff offices overlooking the concourse providing security, have security staff, public toilets, baby change room, more seating and provision of dedicated wheelchair waiting spaces. CCTV will also be installed. Compared to the existing station the usable space for passengers will be enlarged to reduce the risk of overcrowding and congestion within the concourse.
We have been determined to have an environmentally friendly bus station and the new bus station will incorporate a range of energy efficiency measures, including high efficiency lighting, sophisticated building energy management systems, increased levels of thermal insulation, solar shading and a green roof above the concourse. A new living green wall will be at the rear of the site to improve aesthetics and increase biodiversity.Leave a comment