The multi-million pound Bedford bus station regeneration project is preparing to start work on improving neighbouring shops – and keen residents can keep an eye on the work via a live webcam.
Allhallows Parade, which backs on to the station, will see new shop fronts and roofing work being carried out along with external cladding.
The shops’ canopy will also be improved to integrate the parade with the new bus station buildings.
The webcam showing up-to-the minute progress of the construction of the bus station and parade can be viewed via www.bedford.gov.uk/busstation.
Bedford Mayor Dave Hodgson said the regeneration is long overdue. He added: “The work continues the modernisation and enhancement of the area, making it more attractive for residents and businesses.
“It’s great to see, knowing that the brand new Bedford Bus Station will be a facility we can all be proud of as a gateway to the town centre.”
The final construction phase of the bus station is also underway.
Work will continue throughout winter in the hope the station and Travel and Tourism Centre can be officially opened in February.
Bedford has already seen some results from the project, including the Greyfriars surface car park, the refurbished and newly-clad Allhallows multi-storey car park, and new toilets.
Improvements to Greenhill and Thurlow Street are also underway.