Lancaster Kingsway flats set for £500k refurb

Old Bus Station Lancaster.
Old Bus Station Lancaster.
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Lancaster’s former old bus depot, at Kingsway is in line for major refurbishment works under new owners Irwell Valley Housing.

Plans for a half million pound refurbishment are now well underway with work scheduled to take place this summer.

Residents in the 100 one and two bedroom apartments that sit above the Grade 2 listed façade of Lancaster’s former bus depot will see extensive renovation of the building to include internal courtyard, communal areas and walkways.

A resident of Kingsway, who did not wish to be named, said: “I think that it is great that the building is getting a refurb, as some areas are looking a little tired. So an impressive budget has been earmarked for the project. It’s a fab location and within walking distance of so much that Lancaster has to offer.”

Michael Redford, managing director at Irwell Valley Housing said: “It’s a sector that is a vital and growing component of Lancaster’s economic strength and we want to contribute to that growth. This is a significant investment that will benefit residents and improve the features of this iconic landmark.”

Works are scheduled to be completed before the end of the year.