£400,000 investment in Huddersfield bus station

We’re investing £400,000 in Huddersfield bus station to ensure that it is fit for the future

The scheme will see the 1970’s buildings external walls (parapets) and metal strengthening bars treated to prevent corrosion and structural damage in the future, this work is expected to take around 20 weeks.

What does the work involve?

The contractors will expose the structure and apply the treatment, before recovering and repainting the walls their original colour.

Most of the work will be carried out on a cradle suspended from the side of the building rather than traditional scaffolding, this method has been chosen to speed up the works and keep as many parking spaces open as possible.

This specialist work will be carried out by contractors JB Specialists Refurbishments Ltd, who have worked on many buildings and structures from grade 2 listed churches and museums to highways structures.

When will the work start?

Work will begin on 4 June 2018, and will be phased to minimise disruption, however there will be less spaces available for parking throughout the works.

How does it impact me?

We are recommending that people consider using an alternative car park, a full list of car parks in Kirklees can be found at www.kirklees.gov.uk/parking.

Signs will be put up to advise of where the work is taking place and any action bus station users should take including locations of other parking.  We will also provide updates on its social media channels throughout the works www.facebook.com/liveinkirklees and www.twitter.com/kirkleescouncil.

Why are we doing this?

Cllr Musarrat Khan, Cabinet Member responsible for Car Parking said:

“Whilst the bus station car park looks perfectly fine,  especially after our earlier essential investment in resurfacing the parking spaces;   it is vital for the future of the building that we carry out this work.

The car park provides much needed spaces for both those who work in the centre and people visiting for a couple of hours, it also provides essential access to public transport so that people can go about their daily lives.

Works like this are specialist in nature and as such expensive,  but by investing in the building now we avoid the risk of spending more on emergency repairs or rebuilding in the future.

We are starting the work now so that it is completed before the busy Christmas shopping period, and to take advantage of the better weather.”

 

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