£1.5 million grant for revamp of bus stationBy Hugh Fort
October 02, 2012
Another step has been made towards the regeneration of Bracknell in the form of a Government grant of £1.5 million for a revamp of the town's bus station.
The Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership has been given the money from the Government's Growing Places Funds and awarded it to Bracknell Forest Council.
The money will be largely spent on the upgrade of the bus station but also put towards the ongoing project to regenerate Bracknell town centre.
Steve Lamb, Chairman of Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVB LEP) and senior director at Oracle said: "We have already allocated funds to several projects and have some very exciting initiatives underway including this Bracknell infrastructure project.
"The injection of the Growing Places Fund will help the Thames Valley region to be more innovative, productive and attractive for business as we focus on building the infrastructure that will deliver economic prosperity in the area for the next 30 years."
Councillor Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration for Bracknell Forest Council said: "This is great news for Bracknell Forest and another positive step forward in the future of Bracknell town centre's regeneration. "The money will help with much needed infrastructure work to the town centre - including the bus station which is a vital transport hub for the town.
"For many people coming to Bracknell Forest by train it is the first thing they see when they leave the station and I am very happy that we will have the funding to give it a much needed facelift."
Helen Barnett, Marketing Manager for Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, said: "I am delighted that Thames Valley Berkshire LEP are awarding this money to Bracknell to help with the town centre regeneration. We will be spending a large part of this money on much needed works to the bus station."