First stages of the £8.8million redevelopment of Bedford bus station now open
The first phases of the £8.8million redevelopment of Bedford bus
station are now open to the public.
The new surface car park at Greyfriars provides 142 parking
spaces while the public toilets have been completely refurbished,
offering significantly improved and modern facilities for all
users. Both facilities have been opened on time and within
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “It is excellent
news that the first phases of the £8.8million Bedford bus station
redevelopment are now open to the public.
“Redeveloping Bedford Bus Station has been a pipe dream for many
years. However, the opening of the new surface car park and public
toilets, the continuing progress on Allhallows car park as well as
last week’s announcement that we have a preferred contractor for
the construction of the bus station building shows real progress is
“Bedford bus station has let our town centre down for far too
long but the £8.8million redevelopment is gathering pace and we
will soon have a gateway to the town of which we can all be proud
The Greyfriars surface car park has 142 parking spaces including
7 disabled parking bays and provides parking for up to 2 hours
every day. The car park also includes the latest payment
technology, which allows users to pay by mobile phone, coins or
credit and debit cards.
The public toilets, located on the ground floor of the
Allhallows multi-storey car park have been completely gutted and
totally refurbished. The new facilities offer bright, modern and
accessible facilities, including larger cubicles for those with
disabilities as well as baby changing facilities.
Planning consent for the bus station redevelopment was granted
by Planning Committee on Monday 24th June.
The contract for replacement of the Bedford bus station
buildings is programmed over a 40 week period, starting early in
2014 with an anticipated completion date before Christmas 2014.