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LEEDS BUS STATION WYCA, LEEDS
We were proud to have been chosen by West Yorkshire Combined Authority to deliver the £4.6 m refurbishment of Leeds Bus Station.
The 36-week project has delivered a significant upgrade to the existing bus station, providing more modern facilities, a new retail unit and improved accessibility for passengers.
The refurbishment of Leeds Bus Station was procured through the Scape Major Works National Framework.
Works were carried out while the bus station, travel centre, retail units and the adjoining Nation Express Coach Station remained in operation, with a maximum of six bus bays taken out of use at any one time.
The project was delivered by a team including WSP as project manager; Enjoy Design Ltd as architect and principal designer; and Waterman Building Services as structural engineer.
The completed project delivered:
- The refurbishment of the station concourse, with contemporary, durable wall and floor finishes,
- Replacement lighting and roof ventilation,
- New passenger seating, and real time information displays and signage.
- The travel centre was refurbished and made open to the concourse, while the existing drivers’ accommodation was relocated.
- Externally, the entrance canopies were replaced with larger, more visually attractive canopies and signage.
- New wall cladding was installed to increase visibility of the station and a ramp and steps were added to the station’s York Street entrance.
The refurbishment of Leeds Bus Station was procured through SCAPE and was targeted to deliver a 14% social return on investment with a minimum of 5% added social value, which was achieved.
Willmott Dixon Interiors worked with those in the community at different stages of their education and experience by running virtual work experience weeks as well as site tours and site-based placements. throughout the course of the project.
As well as this, our team offered employability support to young people in collaboration with local youth hubs and worked with WYCA to deliver health and wellbeing activities to support staff and the wider community. It will also partner with the Department for Work and Pensions to offer its Mentoring Circles programme to long-term unemployed people, including guidance and support around careers and life skills.
Willmott Dixon Interiors partnered with leading nature charity, The Conservation Volunteers to deliver a tree planting project in Bramley, Leeds.
We planted 720 new trees on land owned by Leeds City Council at Calverley Lane, Summerfield Drive. The new pocket woodland will contribute to an increase in urban canopy cover in the city and support the Council’s ambitious plans to help combat the climate emergency.
As part of its ambitions for delivering environmental net gain, Willmott Dixon’s industry-leading sustainability strategy, Now or Never sets a target to plant 100,000 trees nationally by 2030.