Work starts on new Bus Interchange

The Leader of Northampton Borough Council, Cllr David Mackintosh, today visited the former Fishmarket building in Northampton to see work start on the new Bus Interchange.
 
The old unused Fishmarket will be demolished and a new modern bus interchange will have taken its place in the heart of the town centre. Visitors to Northampton will finally get a first impression of our town that is clean, modern and well lit, replacing the dark and grimy eyesore that is Greyfriars Bus Station.
 
This £7,000,000 Northampton Alive project is being funded and supported by Northampton Borough Council, West Northamptonshire Development Corporation and Northamptonshire County Council. Through Construction Futures the project will also provide valuable training opportunities for local young people who want to gain practical experience of working on a construction site.
 
Planning permission was granted in August and over the summer preparation work has been going on to minimise any disruption the demolition and construction work may have on traffic and local businesses.
 
Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “This is another exciting Northampton Alive project, that will breathe new life into a large area of our town centre in just 12 months. And I am pleased to announce that during the project there will be opportunities for young people to get real hands on experience of working on a construction site.
 
“We want people to feel welcomed to our town, and the new bus interchange will give visitors to Northampton the right impression as they arrive in the heart of our town centre. Our town is finally getting a modern facility that is welcoming, bright, safe and clean in the heart of the town centre.”
 
For more information about Northampton Alive please visit www.northampton.gov.uk/northamptonalive