Start Date: June 2020
Finish Date: December 2020
As part of a regeneration plan to transform Ellesmere Port town centre, we were tasked with the redevelopment of Civic Way and a layby improvement, with the aim of creating a more flexible facility that enabled bus flow. Phase 1 required the construction of an improvement to a layby on Marina Drive with the addition of a mini roundabout, which was to be completed in advance of the main works on Civic Way. The principal works consisted of constructing 8 new bus laybys and installing bespoke bus shelters with real time information displays and specialised aluminium lighting columns to replace the existing bus station that was to be demolished. Footpaths were constructed with high quality precast concrete paving, and the carriageway partially reconstructed and resurfaced to help aesthetically enhance the surroundings and widen the road for the two-way bus flow. Additional work was agreed on post-tender involving a sewer diversion on the main carriageway located outside the existing bus station. With new bus stands, new technology and safer, weather-shielding spaces, the new hub aimed to significantly improve the welcoming environment for people coming into Ellesmere Port.