Lancaster Kingsway flats set for £500k refurb

Old Bus Station Lancaster.
Old Bus Station Lancaster.

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.