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Anyone seen where the Gloucester bus station went?

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Written by: Gloucestershire Echo & Gloucester Citizen | Posted 09 May 2016 6:50

Anyone seen where the Gloucester bus station went?

Gloucester Bus Station is beyond recognition after bulldozers razed it to the ground in a matter of days. Wrecking crews have moved on to the site in Clarence Street and a water sprinkler system has been used to keep dust under control.

The work is expected to continue until the end of June in preparation for the new bus station, which will cost around £7.5million.

Jason Smith, chief executive of Marketing Gloucester, posted a video of the demolition on social networking website Twitter.

He said: “It is great to see demolition is ready for the regeneration of the new bus station and King’s Quarter.”

Before the May Bank Holiday weekend, contractors took down the cafe and public toilets.

Then work started on the main demolition inside the station and Grosvenor House.

The contractors were at work with their bulldozer all last week and many features of the old station have been consigned to history.

Philip Ardley, who is from the regeneration and economic development team at Gloucester City Council, said: “So far, we’ve demolished the cafe and the public toilets, and now we’re taking out the internal sections of Grosvenor House.

“The main demolition work is due for completion at the end of June.

“We are putting up scaffolding and sheeting to keep dust and noise to a minimum for everyone in the area.”

He added: “Our webpage is regularly updated to keep occupiers close to the site up to date. If anyone has any concerns we’ll be happy to talk to them.”

The new bus station promises to feature a streamlined, air-conditioned concourse, 12 bus bays, a manned ticket office, electronic timetable display and toilets.

Several businesses, including the Furniture Recycling Project, have had to leave the site while demolition work takes place.

A spokeswoman for Gloucester City Council said: “The main demolition work started after the bank holiday and is due for completion at the end of June.

“Just before the bank holiday we managed to demolish the cafe and pub toilets and now we are taking out the internal section of Grosvenor House.”

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