Chester’s new bus interchange is firmly in the pipeline.

Chester Record

Gorse Stacks Gorse Stacks car park in Chester, CH1 3EW. Source: Tracey Lok

A PROJECT is underway to relocate the Princess Street bus exchange to Gorse Stacks car park.

Council chiefs behind the planned development have agreed to appoint a design and build contractor.

Cheshire West and Chester’s Executive approved a recommendation for the development to move from the initial design stage to construction procurement.

Although not yet securing approval and confirmation of Local Growth funding, Councillor Lynda Jones, Executive Member for Growth and Innovation outlined the reasons for moving to procurement.

She said: “It does mean a brief period where Council funds are being invested at risk, but starting procurement at this stage will yield benefits of about two months in the programme of completing the interchange and free up the Princess Street site for the commencement of works on the Northgate scheme.”

The Northgate scheme is part of the wider One…

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