Conservatives campaign on new bus station

£6.4 million of Government funding has been secured, a design team appointed and work is due to start on site early next year. There will be public consultation on the design, but it is intended that the new building will be architecturally stunning, disabled friendly and environmentally sustainable and offer:

  • Sealed heated/air conditioned concourse

  • 12 bus bays including a coach bay

  • Manned ticket office

  • Electronic timetable display

  • Real time information

  • Café and more commercial space

  • Interactive visitor information

  • Toilets with baby facilities

  • CCTV

Conservative City Council Leader Paul James said, “The bus station has been a blot on Gloucester’s landscape for too long. Now we have the funding to build a new one, we control the land needed, we have the design team in place and we’ll start on site as soon as we can after the Rugby World Cup. “

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Gloucester Richard Graham added, “Gloucester desperately needs a new bus station and I’m pleased a Conservative-led Government has found the money to deliver it. When combined with the plans I am promoting to regenerate the railway station, it will make arriving in Gloucester a much more pleasant experience and give a much better first impression of a city on the up.”

The bus station plans are the first phase of the Kings Quarter regeneration scheme around Kings Square and the bus station and will see the demolition of outdated buildings like Grosvenor House, Bentinck House and the Bruton Way multi-storey car park.