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New bus station for Bishop Auckland

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Esh Construction is delivering a new bus station in Bishop Auckland after being awarded a £6.4M contract by Durham County Council.

The new station will offer modern and accessible facilities for passengers, with eight stands and improved passenger information. It will also house a retail kiosk, CCTV, and toilet facilities, including an accessible toilet, changing places and, a parent and child facility.

Alongside the station, there will be a new 124-space car park, with high quality paving, street lighting, landscaping and cycle stands.

The scheme forms part of an £11.8M investment in the town with funding secured through the Future High Streets Fund and an additional £3.6M from Durham County Council.

Esh Construction Divisional Director Steven Garrigan, said: “There are some exciting projects happening across Bishop Auckland and as a Durham-headquartered contractor we are proud to play a part in the regenerative journey for the town and its residents.”

Cllr Elizabeth Scott, Durham County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Partnerships, said: “We are pleased to have made an exciting step forward in delivering Bishop Auckland’s new bus station with Esh Construction on site carrying out enabling works.

“The new bus station will be modern and fit for purpose, helping to support businesses by attracting visitors to the town, while addressing shortages in car parking. It forms part of our wider regeneration plans to bring new life to Bishop Auckland town centre and enable the town to become thriving place to live, work and visit.”

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