Osborne Completes Bus Station Refurbishment

Osborne has completed the refurbishment of Andover Bus Station in Hampshire.

The work, valued at £2.4m, was carried out on behalf of Test Valley Borough Council and involved the complete replacement of the old bus station with a new steel frame structure, a replacement café and offices for the station and Shop Mobility.

Work began in April 2013 and required the main walkway leading to Waitrose and the shopping centre to remain open and unrestricted at all times.  This presented logistical challenges which were overcome through maintaining careful planning and review processes throughout the works.

 The new station was built using a mix of secret fix aluminium cladding, Oak cladding and curtain walled façade and standalone steel framed café pod encased in secret fix aluminium cladding.  Offices were created on the ground floor level of the multi-storey car park for Shop Mobility, Test Valley Community Services and Stage Coach.  The design of the canopy wing was based on the Second World War, Horsa  glider.

The project was registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and received scores of 80% and above following visits.

George Barnett, Site Manager for Osborne said:  “This has been a challenging and rewarding project to deliver essential services to the people of Andover with a minimum of disruption.  We achieved this in no small part by establishing and maintaining good relationships with Hampshire County Council, Test Valley Borough Council, Waitrose and the Shopping Centre management throughout the project.”