Designs revealed for Ellesmere Port transformation

Consultation events are being held in early June on the plans, which will see the town’s bus station replaced with a public service hub, while existing council offices will be demolished.

Under the proposals, Cheshire West & Chester council’s offices on Civic Way and the existing bus station will be knocked down. The new public service hub will be built on the latter site, next to the Mercer Walk entrance of the Port Arcades shopping centre.

The capital cost of the project is cited at £16m and will be supported by £7m from the Cheshire & Warrington LEP.

Council staff are set to relocate from the Civic Way offices to the new service hub once it completes; the Civic Way offices site will then be developed for housing.

Buses are set to be rerouted to a new interchange along Civic Way under the plans.

Subject to planning approval, the scheme is due to get under way later this year, with the project completing in 2021. Alongside Vinci as main contractor, Pick Everard is the architect while Avison Young is planning consultant.

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