Chester Bus Interchange

Improved transport links in Chester

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Project Overview

Client Cheshire West and Cheshire Council
Value £13.5m
Expertise Building
Sector Commercial
Timeline Autumn 2015 - Spring 2017
Location England - North
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Project summary

This project for Cheshire West and Cheshire Council, was to deliver a state-of-the-art new bus station, as a gateway to Chester, including all associated public realm works.

Located within the Chester City Conservation area, it incorporated an enclosed terminus, canopy, retail space, and café. The horseshoe-shaped design provides better integration between bus services and the rail station alongside improved linkages to pedestrian and cycle routes along the Shropshire Union Canal.

Accommodation includes 14 boarding/alighting areas with seating, real-time passenger information screens, managers office, toilets including disabled, drivers room, cleaners store, CCTV, a coffee shop with internal and external seating, newsagent and a green roof.

The detail

Prior to new build construction works commencing, we had to demolish the Ship Victory public house. The new interchange was constructed on a former car park site and is surrounded by operational businesses and residential properties. To minimise disruption to the surrounding residents and businesses, we registered the site with the Considerate Constructors Scheme. We organised and distributed an introductory newsletter at project commencement detailing our project team and a 24/7 contact telephone number.

Memorabilia from the Ship Victory pub was offered to various local organisations prior to its demolition.

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