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September 5, 2014

ENP Newswire - 05 September 2014

Release date- 03092014 - Members of the public are being invited to attend a community event on Tuesday 9th September to view the unveiling of proposals for Nottinghamshire County Council's new Worksop Bus Station.

The County Council has appointed Wates Construction as the main contractor to build the new Worksop Bus Station.

Jointly hosted by the contractor and the council, the information event will take place at Civic Square near the Savoy Cinema from 8am until 2pm. Current proposals outline plans for a new bus terminal with an 8-bus capacity, a waiting concourse and a cafe and shop on Newcastle Street.

The council's design team will be on hand to talk about the project along with representatives from West Nottingham College, who will join Wates in informing the public on the training and apprenticeship opportunities available.

Local children aged between five and 16 years are also invited to take part in an art competition to design the hoardings that will surround the site, with winning entrants selected by leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Cllr Alan Rhodes.

The contractor is due take possession of the site from Monday 15th September with an anticipated completion during summer 2015.

Richard Scarrott, Operations Director, Wates Construction, commented: 'Worksop Bus Station is an important development for local people and as such we share a keenness with Nottinghamshire County Council to make sure that the community is involved throughout the build. The information day is an open event and will not only inform the public of the plans but will give them the chance to really get involved in our work.'

Head of empa Alan Coole said: 'Worksop Bus Station is a brilliant example of the benefits of collaborative procurement. The town is very much in need of an upgraded and more efficient bus termini and this project is set to deliver just that, within budget and in a strict time frame.'

Councillor Alan Rhodes, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: 'I encourage local people to come and have a look at the exciting designs of the new bus station and find out more about our plans. The town has waited a long time for a bus station that is fit for purpose and an attractive place for bus passengers to use. So it is great that work is due to start on this project shortly.'

The event follows a Meet the Buyer event held by Wates and Nottinghamshire County Council to invite local sub-contractor and suppliers to tender for the chance to become part of the project supply chain.

The project was procured through the empa framework, managed by Scape, which was established in 2008 by local authorities to improve the delivery of property services to local communities.

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Source: ENP Newswire

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