Demolition work completed at Gloucester Bus Station

 

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The Gloucester bus station hub is continuing to take shape this month as the demolition phase is completed and the operation to clear the area begins.

Gloucester City Council is currently on schedule for the build of its new bus station hub in the city centre. Now that all the required buildings have been demolished, for sale the resulting rubble needs to be cleared.

Due to the volume of rubble, diagnosis it will take a few weeks for the site to be cleared. As soon as the rubble has been removed new scaffolding will be erected so that the exposed end wall of Grosvenor House can be weather proofed with new cladding. The remainder of Grosvenor House is due to be demolished in a later phase of the Kings Quarter plans, order on which public consultation will take place this summer.

Once all the cladding is in place by the end of June/early July, Cotswold Archaeology will begin the archaeological dig where the old buildings stood.

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Cllr Paul James, Leader of Gloucester City Council and cabinet member for regeneration, said: “I’m really pleased with the progress to date with the bus station and am looking forward to seeing the next stages start.

“The Council is fully committed to the regeneration of the city centre. The new bus station will look impressive and modern, but is just the start of a much bigger plan to revitalise the heart of the city.”

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The City Council secured £6.4 million of grant funding from central government through GFirst LEP and Gloucestershire Local Transport Board towards the cost of building the new bus station. Plans for the new hub include a modern fully enclosed concourse, 12 bus bays, a manned ticket office, electronic timetable displays, a new cafe and CCTV.

Whilst the construction work is being carried out, the existing bus station will remain fully functioning and existing bus routes and stops are not expected to change.