Surrey

Guildford's 'dilapidated' bus station set to change

Plans to build a new bus station in Guildford have come a step closer after councillors concluded the current one was "dilapidated".

The future of the current station, behind the Friary Shopping Centre, was discussed at a meeting on Thursday.

The plans by Guildford Borough Council are in the early stages and are estimated to cost £7m.

Council leader Tony Rooth said he had reached the conclusion a new station needed to be built.

"Residents have indicated that it is dilapidated and needs some serious work done to it and quite a lot of money spent," he said.

"So what we're looking for is a new bus centre and we've commissioned experts to come in and advise us about possible stations."

He added that a site on Bedford Road, next to the cinema, had been earmarked.

In 2010, £75,000 was spent on improvements to the the bus station, including repairs and repainting.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites