The following is a press release from Northumberland County Council regarding drop in event 2pm-7pm 26th May at the Beaumont Hotel, Hexham, regarding proposed relocation of the existing bus station and the redevelopment of the present bus station site:
New bus station designs to be revealed
15 May 2015
Residents and local organisations in West Northumberland will have their first chance to see proposed designs for Hexham’s new bus station at an event in the town on Tuesday 26th May.
The drop-in event will be held in the Beaumont Hotel in Beaumont Street, Hexham and be open to the public from 2pm until 7pm.
+3 Architecture will present proposed designs for the new bus station, which is to be at Loosing Hill. They will also wish to gain feedback from members of the public on ideas for a small park/landscaped area to the west of the new bus station.
The new bus station will feature modern facilities for bus users including an enclosed waiting area, toilets and refreshment facilities. Residents and local groups have already provided some feedback on what they would like to see in the design, and further comments will be welcomed at the event on 26th.
Cllr Ian Swithenbank, policy board member responsible for streetcare and environment at Northumberland County Council said: “We are very pleased to be able to present proposed designs for the new bus station.
“The architects have given careful consideration to how the new building will fit with the context and character of Hexham, and taken inspiration for the design from features around the town.
“I urge people to come along and take a look, and provide any feedback that they would like us to take into account as we progress with this development.”
Dysart Developments Ltd will also be at the event to provide an update on their proposals for development of the existing bus station area on Priestpopple.
The proposed regeneration project will provide homes and jobs and regenerate a tired and run down part of the town centre. It will also form an important link to the Marks and Spencer store and to town centre parking.
It is anticipated that a planning application for the new bus station will be submitted in the summer, and once this is approved the council hopes that construction will begin before the end of the year.
The new bus station is due to open by Summer 2016, after which the existing site is due to be redeveloped as part of the regeneration project.
Dysart Developments will be carrying out further pre-planning consultation on their proposals and also expect to submit a planning application during the summer months.
Follow this link to find out more about the bus station project: