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New bus station in Newbury will be 'sympathetic to surroundings'

Council says it has been designed with historic location in mind

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New bus station in Newbury will be 'sympathetic to surroundings'

THESE images show what the Wharf will look like when the new bus station is built in Newbury.

As part of the Market Street redevelopment, flats will be built on the existing bus station site.

The current area in the Wharf is for coach parking, but this will be replaced with seven stands for buses to use.

The concept designs, created by Newbury-based architect Sutton Griffin, were shown at the Newbury Vision conference at the Corn Exchange last week.

West Berkshire Council’s project manager, Jon Winstanley, said at the meeting: “This will provide a public transport interchange at the heart of the town, so we think that’s a good thing.

“It is in a key and historic location, so the design needed to be sympathetic to its surroundings and needed to mirror the local architecture, ie the library and museum.”

Mr Winstanley added that the current view “does not provide an overwhelming gateway to this important area of the town”.

The work is scheduled to start in late autumn.

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  • Oldmoaner

    13/05/2017 - 20:08

    Surely a public transport hub would be a train and bus station in the same locality. No not with WBC, first they give us the gateway to the town which leads us through a bunch of multi-story flats, now the give us the heart an out of town bus shelter which will do nothing but add to Newbury's traffic mayhem. They have given away the once in a life time opportunity to have a fully integrated transport hub, which highlights the ineptitude of the so called planners. In the times of cut backs we are employing architects to do the council’s planning job, but we are moving the heart further from the anus, which they called the gateway to the town in their last excuse as to why they are licking this developers same named bits.

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    • Bombey

      14/05/2017 - 14:02

      rubbish

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  • Gazzo

    13/05/2017 - 17:05

    Oh mgmike, I do so agree with you but I expect the councils next move will be to move the Train Station because it will make the new flats etc look bad, having to look at a train line from their windows and all that nasty noise.. Shame...

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    • NewburyLad

      15/05/2017 - 00:12

      Railway station. That is what it has always been called. Not train station.

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  • mgmike

    13/05/2017 - 10:10

    Why, Oh why, is the bus station being planned so far from the railway station? We were told that an integrated public transport system was vital to the town, to reduce our dependence upon the motor car. Many of us will find we need a car to get from one to the other, let alone to our homes! Mike

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    • Bombey

      14/05/2017 - 14:02

      err, arrive on a train get a bus to the bus station, change buses , arrive at destination.

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