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#1
Looks like they want to give it a bit of an uplift.....

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...am-6682720
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#2
(07/02/2014, 20:01)citaro5284 Wrote: Looks like they want to give it a bit of an uplift.....

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...am-6682720

Thank god, its a terrible bus station, needs doing up badly
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#3
Doesn't help it opens up onto North Road which is the arse end carbuncle of a beautiful city like Durham (well that and the IPS Offices)
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#4
(07/02/2014, 20:06)gtom Wrote: Doesn't help it opens up onto North Road which is the arse end carbuncle of a beautiful city like Durham (well that and the IPS Offices)

Both the bus station and and North Road are complete shit holes. There are no other words to describe them. It's all good and well saying that they'll invest £5m in it, but it won't remove the scratters. A bit like the Galleries development.

IPS move in the next year or so (new development over the river) so it won't be a problem soon.
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#5
This is an a step in the right direction, tbh I'd like to see a new bus station completely for Durham as the current area is just awful. Once inside it feels a bit run down, but outside from North Road it looks terrible.
On the subject of a possible new bus station there's not really many sites for a new one is there.
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#6
(07/02/2014, 21:13)CatsFast101 Wrote: This is an a step in the right direction, tbh I'd like to see a new bus station completely for Durham as the current area is just awful. Once inside it feels a bit run down, but outside from North Road it looks terrible.
On the subject of a possible new bus station there's not really many sites for a new one is there.

Will be in the same location I would have thought, but if they demolished the empty shops and offices joined to it, there'd be a lot more space to work with.
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(07/02/2014, 21:17)aureolin Wrote: Will be in the same location I would have thought, but if they demolished the empty shops and offices joined to it, there'd be a lot more space to work with.

Imagine this will involve compulsory purchase orders? Potentially costly!
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(08/02/2014, 02:07)gtom Wrote: Imagine this will involve compulsory purchase orders? Potentially costly!

My understanding is that they already own the freehold.
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#9
(08/02/2014, 09:38)aureolin Wrote: My understanding is that they already own the freehold.

I presumed similar.
If the Milburngate shopping centre is asit used to be, plenty space for businesses to re-locate.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
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#10
I think it has been talked about for years now, there was ideas and plans being floated all the time I lived in Durham(1997-2001)...

That Bus Station is dangerous imo, more buses have hit the wall coming off the middle stands than I care to remember and seen buses reverse into other buses as it can be a real tight squeeze getting out...

North Road is a Skidmark on kegs of Durham...they should pull the Bus Station and the top end of North Road down and completely rebuild a brand new bus and coach station it's place
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