Council unveil plans for new bus station in Galashiels
WHAT could become one of Galashiels' most important buildings was unveiled to the public this week.
The town's planned Transport Interchange will welcome bus and rail passengers for decades to come.
And the Stirling Street gateway building is at the centre of major development plans for the town.
Members of the local authority's Executive committee were presented with detailed proposals for the three-storey building, which will include retail outlets, a tourism centre, concourse and offices.
Project Management Team Leader Ewan Doyle said: "A void up through the building brings light into the heart of the concourse and lends the building users a sense of drama and interest, affording a vertical connection through the building."
Scottish Borders Council is currently using Compulsory Purchase Orders to buy the current bus station and neighbouring car park ahead of building work commencing on the Interchange area.
This article appeared in Border Telegraph 29 Jun 12
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Jun 29, 13:56
I thought the Bus Station and Bus Station Car Park were already owned by Scottish Borders Council. As there was a dispute over the Bus Station a number of years ago as Munros were going to be charged to use the station by first and it came about that First didnt own it. If the Car Park next to it isnt owned by SBC how could they put a pay on display in this car park and make money.
Recommend? Yes 4 No 0
Jul 2, 08:59
Ladhopevale is about to become one of the most congested roads in Galashiels.
So what do they do ?
Put the railway on one side of the road and the interchange building on
the other side with a light controlled pedestrian crossing.
If and when a train arrives the lights will stop the motorists and cause
traffic to back up back to Asda or even Tesco.
For once I agree with Drew Tulley what is needed is a proper by-pass.
Why don't our council stop messing about with a scheme which will never
work and do the job properly?
Recommend? Yes 3 No 0
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