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Rothesay bus shelter to be replaced next month

This dilapidated bus shelter in Rothesay's Guildford Square is set to be replaced by a new facility in early June.

This dilapidated bus shelter in Rothesay's Guildford Square is set to be replaced by a new facility in early June.

 

A run-down bus shelter in the centre of Rothesay is set to be replaced in the next few weeks.

The Guildford Square shelter will be dismantled and a new structure erected in its place in early June.

The condition of the existing shelter - installed as part of landscaping work in the square in the early 1990s - has given increasing cause for concern in recent years, with numerous perspex panels missing or damaged, wooden seating panels within the shelter removed and the metal framework looking in a more and more sorry state.

The new shelter will be the same size and proportion as the existing structure, but it is hoped that it will be much easier to maintain.

Its detailed design will also reflect some of the features of nearby buildings, such as the ironwork canopy around the entrance to the nearby Guildford Court flats, themselves currently being renovated.

Like the Guildford Court work and other developments around the square, the shelter replacement is being carried out under the auspices of the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative.

The dismantling of the old shelter and the installation of its replacement are together expected to take around two weeks.

 

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