Old bus station buildings to come down

The old bus station

The buildings at Lichfield’s bus station will be demolished next week in the latest phase of the Birmingham Road site improvement project.

Work resumed earlier this month on the Birmingham Road site in Lichfield, which included removing the hardcore from the demolition of the former police station off site to be recycled, and the demolition of the building’s foundations.

This will be followed by the demolition of the bus station buildings, which includes the old cycle shop, toilets and newsagent’s kiosk.

The work is expected to start in the first week of June and take around two weeks to complete. The area has been fenced off and diversion routes put in place for pedestrians.

This is the latest phase in the improvement of this key city centre area, with work completed so far including resurfacing the bus station and demolishing the police station.

This will be followed with finishing off the bus station improvements, the creation of a replacement 56-space long-stay car park, the installation of new toilets, and landscaping of the area.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Investment, Economic Growth & Tourism, said:

“It’s good to see the improvement project moving along once more. I am sure we are all ready to see the old derelict buildings go, the new toilet provision put in place and for the area to be landscaped.

I am looking forward to seeing the bus shelters given their final coat of paint and new permanent seating going in.  It will really improve the bus station, making a better place for everyone as well as first impression of the city.”

To find out more, go to www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/brsimprovements.

Published: 26 May 2020