Second award for new town bus station

Mansfield’s £9m state-of-the-art new bus station has scooped a second prestigious award for its design and construction this year.

Saturday, 2nd August 2014, 5:35 pm

The bus station, which opened in April 2013, has been named as the ‘best public service building’ in the East Midlands at the Local Authority Building Control Awards.

Judges described the building as “a superb community facility that offers both comfort and protection to visitors and the local community as a working hub into the town”.

The award was presented by ITV Central News presenter Lucy Kite and was collected by Andrew Stevens, group manager of Nottinghamshire County Council’s in-house property team and representatives from Mansfield District Council’s building control department.

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It is the second major regional accolade bestowed on the bus station this summer, after being named community benefit building of the year by the East Midlands Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The bus station cost £9m to build and was led by the county and district councils, and the main contractor was Kier Construction.

Coun David Kirkham, chairman of the county council’s finance and property committee, said: “This latest accolade for Mansfield Bus Station is very much deserved and is recognition for many years hard work by officers from many departments at the county and district councils.”