Durham County Council makes a start at Aykley Heads and Durham Bus Station
Durham County Council has broken ground on the Aykley Heads and Durham Bus station sites as part of a major boast to the area. Both structures have been designed with Steel and both will be excellent projects to be part of for any structural steel work contractor. Who will it be ?
Durham bus station is a 10 million pound investment and will give a major upgrade to the existing station on North Road. The current bus station was built in 1970 as a major transport hub for the region and the county. A proposal was developed to provide new first class facilities and help improve access to public transport.
The current waiting and seating areas have seen better days, where as part of the new station there will be improved facilities including increased numbers of parent and child toilets and baby changing facilities, as well as increased seating and space in the passenger waiting area. The plans also include a two-storey area with office space.
Aykley Heads The first phase "Plot C" will see the creation of 3,500 sqm of flexible office space within a three-storey building and 60 car parking spaces to the north of the site. The council is investing £6 million towards the cost of the project, with the remaining £6 million allocated from the Government's Getting Building Fund, which aims to deliver jobs, skills and infrastructure across the country.