Work to start on Merry Hill bus station revamp

A £550,000 refurbishment of Merry Hill bus station is to begin this month.

intu Properties plc, which owns the giant shopping complex in Brierley Hill, and Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) will start work on the project on January 16.

The remodelled bus station will feature real-time information boards and brand new enclosed shelters with covered walkways and automatic doors.

The station refit is due to be complete by late spring 2017. During this time the car park near Matalan will be partially closed.

Dan Murphy, general manager at intu Merry Hill, commented: “The modernisation of the bus station is the first stage of an on-going scheme of improvements shoppers will experience over the coming years.

“Around one-in-five of our shoppers arrive by bus, so we want the bus station to meet the high standards they have come to expect from the rest of the centre.”

TfWM is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). Cllr Richard Worrall, chair of the WMCA's transport delivery commitee, said: “Merry Hill is a major retail and employment centre in the West Midlands so good public transport links and infrastructure are of huge importance.

“I am delighted that we are now able to begin working with intu Properties to refurbish facilities there.”

The work will be split into three phases. Phase 1 will see four new stands constructed.

During the work the bus interchange will remain open but some stands will not be in use. Stands G and H will not be in use for Phase 1. 

For more information on stand changes visit the Network West Midlands website.