As part of Argyll and Bute Council’s regeneration work in Rothesay a custom built bus shelter is being installed this week.
The Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) has seen an investment of over £2.5million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, LEADER and Argyll and Bute Council.
The regeneration project seeks to arrest the town’s decline and to make it a better place to live, work and visit by repairing the exterior of four priority buildings and enhancing a number of shop-fronts in and around Guildford Square.
Due to the significant investment in and around Guildford Square it was felt that a bespoke bus shelter would complement the ongoing regeneration work and enhance the overall appearance of the square.
DP Structures, a specialist in the fabrication and installation of ornamental steel structures, won the contract and are on site today (Monday 14 July). The new shelter should be in place by the end of next week.
The large bus shelter is being taken down today and will be replaced with the custom built shelter (see photographs). The smaller shelter opposite will also be taken down this week and replaced with a shelter of more standard size and configuration.
Both of these new shelters will be built in powder coated galvanised steel to withstand the maritime conditions and will be painted the Rothesay Blue.
These new shelters will be easier to maintain than the old ones and the council already has a maintenance plan in place.