SPT partnership has approved the contract for the refurbishment Buchanan Bus Station refurbishment to Clark Contracts Limited.
The contract worth £580,000 is the first phase of the refurbishment plans which includes decluttering the main concourse to improve passenger flow and the look and feel of the bus station. As well as removing the artificial trees and relocating seating within the concourse, left luggage and the security scanner will also be moved to another allocated point within the bus station. New public toilets are also planned.
Bus staff and operator facilities will also be improved behind the scenes and there is opportunity for more retail facilities within the bus station.
Later enhancements, in the next phase, will also consider improvements to customer information, customer facilities and to the fabric of the building.
SPT chair Councillor Dr Martin Bartos said:
“Although there was some office refurbishment in the bus station three years ago, the main station concourse hasn’t been seriously spruced up for a long time. I’m very pleased to say SPT is going to be investing over half a million pounds next year in the first phase of refreshing it for the public.
As well as passengers using the bus station, a significant number of pedestrians walk through it between the city centre and Glasgow Caledonian University. By improving the concourse, we will be able to help the flow of people which will make the station more pleasant for everyone.”