Major progress on new Bedford Bus Station Project
Published 6th November
The £8.8million redevelopment of Bedford bus station and
surrounding area has taken another major step forward with the
selection of the preferred contractor to demolish and replace the
Bedford bus station building.
Bedford Bus Station is a vital gateway into the town centre and
has been in need of major improvements for decades. It is
anticipated that construction work will start early in the New
Year, with an anticipated completion date for the new bus station
building before the end of 2014.
In addition, the first two phases of the bus station area
redevelopment are nearing completion and are expected to open
shortly. The public toilets have been completely refurbished,
offering significantly improved and modern facilities for all
users. Meanwhile, work on a brand new surface car park on
Greyfriars is almost complete, with 142 new parking spaces to be
Major refurbishment work to Allhallows multi-storey car park is
also continuing and is expected to be completed by the summer of
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The contract to
demolish and replace Bedford bus station is a landmark moment. For
far too long, the bus station has let our town centre down and that
is why we have worked to put the funding together in defiance of
the economic climate to make this happen for Bedford.
“This is a major project for our town centre which will create a
brand new bus station building, vastly improved public toilets, new
shopfronts, refurbished multi-storey car park and a new surface car
park on Greyfriars.
“Building work can now start early in 2014 and a new bus station
for Bedford, which has been a pipe dream for decades, can finally
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