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Work to start on redevelopment of Bus Station in April

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Work that will make way for the rebuild of Harlow’s bus station and the transformation of Terminus Street in the town centre is set to start in April.

Harlow Council has entered into contract with Morgan Sindall to start demolition works in the coming weeks in preparation of the multi-million-pound regeneration of Harlow Bus Station to create a first-class Sustainable Transport Hub and improvements to Terminus Street.

Funded by Government as part of Harlow’s £23.7m Towns Fund programme, Harlow’s Sustainable Transport Hub and Interchange will see the existing bus station transformed and replaced with a new bright and welcoming space, providing public transport for Harlow’s residents, visitors and employees; and connecting with the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town sustainable transport corridor.

With the appointment of Morgan Sindall, a significant milestone has been reached and demolition of the existing bus station waiting room, toilets and Terminus House bridge will begin in April.

From 5 April 2024, the bus station toilets will close, along with the Terminus House bridge. Access to Terminus House, the car park and Mecca bingo will now be via north and south of Terminus Street as there will no longer be central access through the bus interchange. There will be more accessible and disabled bays on the ground floor of Terminus House and visitors and tenants can still access Terminus House via their dedicated lifts. Although the Changing Places toilet will close, visitors can use the brand-new changing places facilities within the Harvey Centre.

Councillor Michael Hardware, cabinet portfolio holder for economic development, said:

“We are now moving quickly into the delivery phase of rebuilding our town centre with another major regeneration project underway in the coming weeks. The transformation of the Bus Station and Terminus Street will make a huge difference to this side of the town centre and will complement improvements to Broad Walk and our plans for Market Square. This is all about putting the heart back into Harlow’s town centre.”

Demolition will mark the start of an 18 months’ construction programme and more detailed information on the timeline of works and temporary bus station during construction will be available shortly. You can also find out more about the works at the Discover Harlow hub (every Thursday 10.30am-2pm) or by emailing our Regeneration team at regen.enquiries@harlow.gov.uk

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