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Rothesay bus shelter replacement to start this week

An artist's impression of the new bus shelter shortly to be erected in Guildford Square in Rothesay. This is the viewpoint from the square itself, looking in the direction of the outer harbour and Albert Pier.

An artist's impression of the new bus shelter shortly to be erected in Guildford Square in Rothesay. This is the viewpoint from the square itself, looking in the direction of the outer harbour and Albert Pier.

 

The replacement of a large bus shelter in Rothesay town centre will finally get under way this week.

Contractors are due to arrive on site on Monday, July 14 to dismantle the Guildford Square shelter and to erect a new facility in its place as part of improvements to the area under the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Two weeks have been set aside for the work, although we understand that if weather and other circumstances are favourable the project could be completed in one week.

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.

 

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