“Significant upgrade” announced by Leeds Bus Station in £3.6m refurbishment
Leeds Bus Station is to undergo a £3.6m refurbishment, West Yorkshire Combined Authority have announced.
Willmott Dixon Interiors has been selected to lead the £3.6m refurbishment of Leeds Bus Station.
The fit-out and refurbishment specialist contractor will deliver a significant upgrade to the existing bus station, to provide modern facilities, a new retail unit and improved accessibility for passengers.
Phil Crowther, regional director at Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “We know just how important a role Leeds Bus Station plays in serving local communities, so it’s vital that it remains at full capacity for passengers during construction.
“We’ve carefully designed and planned these works to minimise disruption to bus and coach movements and will be carrying out overnight operations for approximately 12 weeks, to maintain power to the facility.
“Our team is highly experienced at delivering projects in busy, working locations and we’ll be putting measures in place to ensure the safety of the public at all times.”
Cllr Groves at West Yorkshire Combined Authority added: “It is great that work has started on transforming Leeds bus station, focusing on making it a better place for people to visit.
“Regular commuters know that being able to get from A to B efficiently, especially if you catch two or more buses is essential.”
Works will be carried out while the bus station, travel centre, retail units and the adjoining Nation Express Coach Station remain in operation, with a maximum of six bus bays taken out of use at any one time.
The project will be delivered by a team including WSP as project manager; Enjoy Design Ltd as architect and principal designer; and Waterman Building Services as structural engineer.
The refurbishment of Leeds Bus Station has been procured through SCAPE and is targeted to deliver a 14 per cent social return on investment with a minimum of 5 per cent added social value.
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