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Removal of the canopy underway at former Exeter Bus Station

Published: 26 February 2024

Removal of the canopy underway at former Exeter Bus Station Council Leader Phil Bialyk

Work is gathering pace to demolish the former Exeter bus station in the city centre with heavy machinery starting to demolish the canopy.

Over the next few months contractor Wring Group will remove asbestos from the site in Bampfylde Street, while the current buildings and structures will be knocked down and the site made secure.

Temporary uses for the space are being considered once demolition is complete. In the longer term the area is expected to be redeveloped with new buildings and uses.

Council Leader Phil Bialyk said he welcomed the work. He said: “I’m glad that work is now well underway to demolish the former Exeter Bus Station, and everybody will be able to see the progress that is being made.

“Clearing this site will remove an eyesore and also paves the way for significant future redevelopment at the site.

“It’s a building I know well of course because I used to work there. But it has been replaced by a modern facility, paid for by the City Council, and I will be glad to see the full removal of the old facility.”

The former bus station, which was replaced by a new Exeter Bus Station in July 2021, has been a well-known Exeter landmark for 60 years.

The former station opened on 5 July 1964, replacing an earlier bus station on Paul Street, which became a car park.

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