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Rothesay ‘heritage’ bus shelter to be replaced

This dilapidated bus shelter in Rothesay's Guildford Square is set to be replaced by a new facility which will draw on the built heritage of the surrounding area and be easier to maintain.

This dilapidated bus shelter in Rothesay's Guildford Square is set to be replaced by a new facility which will draw on the built heritage of the surrounding area and be easier to maintain.

 

A bus shelter in the centre of Rothesay is set to be replaced this summer by a new structure drawing on the built heritage of the surrounding area.

Work on the replacement of the Guildford Square shelter, being led by Rothesay’s Townscape Heritage Initiative, is expected to see a tender awarded by the end of this month.

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.

Members of Bute Community Council have been sent information this week on the replacement shelter, which will be the same size and proportion as the existing structure but will, it is hoped, be much easier to maintain.

The detailed design has picked up on the traditional ironwork of the surrounding area, such as the canopy over the entrance to the nearby Guildford Court flats.

Once the tender is awarded and the order for the shelter placed, manufacture is expected to take six weeks, with a further two weeks for installation.

 

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