Contractor drives forward multi-million pound city bus station revamp

A £3.6m transformation of Leeds Bus Station, funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is on track for completion after the contractor delivering the works reached a key project milestone.

Willmott Dixon Interiors has completed the refurbishment of the concourse area, including the installation of new M&E services and floor tiles.

The fit-out and refurbishment specialist contractor has also made improvements to the station entrance on York Street and has started work on the refurbishment of the Dyer Street entrance.

The final phase will see delivery of a new retail unit and the refurbishment of the existing travel centre. This is expected to be completed in April 2022.

Phil Crowther, regional director at Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “We’re really pleased to be making such positive progress in the refurbishment of Leeds Bus Station.

“We’re on track to deliver a significant upgrade to the existing station, which will provide modern facilities and greatly improve accessibility.

“We understand that any disruption to bus and coach movements can inconvenience passengers, which is why we have carefully designed and planned these works, with overnight operations carried out wherever possible.”

Willmott Dixon Interiors carrying out the refurbishment on behalf of West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

The project was procured through SCAPE and is being implemented by a team including WSP as project manager, Enjoy Design Ltd as architect and principal designer and Waterman Building Services as structural engineer.