Praise for Mansfield’s new bus station

Mansfield’s multi-million pound new bus station project has been commended in a prestigious awards ceremony.

The new £11 million station, on Station Road, replaced the former facility on Rosemary Street, when it opened in March. Facilities at the terminal include free Wi-Fi, shops and CCTV cameras.

The government contributed £7.2m to the scheme, with the rest coming from the county and district councils.

Known formally as the Mansfield Public Transport Interchange Initiative, the project was highly commended by the Institute of Civil Engineers at its East Midlands Merit awards, held at Nottingham’s Belfry Hotel on Friday.

Regional director Malcolm Jackson said: “The judges highly commended the interchange for its visually pleasing structure including the bridge link to the railway station, the maximum use of natural light within the building and the use of local materials and fabricators.”