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8 April 2014, 16:37 | Updated: 8 April 2014, 16:43
The new Bedford Bus Station is moving closer to reality as progress continues on the multi-million pound regeneration of the gateway to Bedford town centre.
The refurbished Allhallows multi-storey car park next door - is expected to be completed this summer and the external scaffolding is now starting to come down, revealing the new external cladding and other visual improvements intended to give the multi-storey car park a new ‘lease of life’.
In addition, the demolition of the bus station building is continuing and more than half of the building has already been demolished and taken away.
Meanwhile, new artists’ impressions of the new bus station have been released this week. They feature a sleeker and more modern bus station building, which will provide much improved facilities for passengers.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: "Bedford Bus Station has let our town centre down for far too long, so we’re pleased to be making swift progress on the regeneration of the area.
The new bus station is really taking shape, particularly with the scaffolding coming down from around Allhallows car park, revealing the new cladding.
The next stage of works includes landscaping improvements and new shopfronts along Greenhill Street and of course the construction of the new bus station building itself."
To see the latest from the Council's dedicated webcam showing the demolition of the bus station building, visit: www.bedford.gov.uk/busstation