A much needed refurbishment project at Cumnock Bus Station is set to get underway in the coming weeks, improving the look and safety of the East Ayrshire travel hub.
£750,000 worth of work will be carried out by Clark Contracts and is funded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), whilst the project has been overseen by Ayrshire Roads Alliance in conjunction with East Ayrshire Council and Wylie Shanks Architects.
Work will include a new terminal building in place of the existing shelters, new paving, enhanced landscaping, real time technology, monitored CCTV and improved accessibility.
A public consultation was carried out in November 2018, with improvements now set to take shape 12 months on.
Construction and improvement works are set to last 16 weeks, with a full completion by Spring 2020. Cumnock Bus Station will remain in full use throughout the process.
Councillor Jim Roberts, Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure, East Ayrshire Council said: “We’ll all be very happy to see Cumnock Bus Station’s new makeover. It will form a fittingly modern gateway to the town square and beyond and is in keeping with all the regeneration and new development which has brought so many great improvements to the townscape in recent years.
“One big benefit will be the improvement in shelter, accessibility and the installation of real time technology and dedicated, monitored CCTV which will be monitored 24/7. It means passengers can be assured of travelling in comfort and safety.”