Council gives update on Royal Arcade progress
3 March 2023
Foundations are being laid for a new bus station and multi-storey car park in Crewe town centre.
Now that Crewe’s former bus station has been demolished, construction equipment has arrived at the Royal Arcade site to build and form the foundations of a new bus station and multi-storey car park.
Works on the new structural frames are due to start towards the end of April, with the project on track to open as planned at the end of the year.
Councillor Nick Mannion, chair of Cheshire East Council’s economy and growth committee, said: “To have this plant on site and to have got to this point in the first phase of our Royal Arcade scheme is fantastic news.
“Visiting the site earlier this week, it has been great to see first-hand the progress that has been made to deliver these two new facilities – facilities that are an important part of the town’s ongoing regeneration and are key to us being able to move ahead with several other schemes that will benefit the town, its communities and the wider borough.
“I would like to reiterate my thanks to the public and local businesses for their patience while work on this project is carried out, and we continue to work closely with our contractors and colleagues to ensure that information is available on site and that staff are available should people need support while the temporary bus arrangements are in place.”
The multi-storey car park will provide a more modern, safer and better-quality facility for people visiting the town, with the capacity needed to allow the council to free-up some of the current, older, surface car parks.
This will enable the council to move forward with other development projects that will help strengthen the town centre by creating more active uses and attracting more people and investment.
The multi-storey will provide 388 spaces including 24 accessible spaces and an initial 20 spaces for electric vehicle charging facilities.
While the construction works are taking place, eight temporary bus stands remain in use alongside temporary passenger shelters, cycle stands and welfare facilities for the bus operators.
More information about phase one of the Royal Arcade scheme and the stages of the bus station and multi-storey car park works can be found on the project webpage.