Southernhay Breakfast Club
22nd September 2017 – Bus Station Redevelopment with Cllr Phil Bialyk

22nd September 2017 – Bus Station Redevelopment with Cllr Phil Bialyk

Councillor Philip Bialyk, from Exeter City Council, spoke about the Bus Station redevelopment to around 70 local business people at the most recent Southernhay Breakfast Club.

Phil, an Exeter man who worked on the buses himself for some time, gave a passionate talk about how plans for a new leisure centre and bus station were essential to the city. He said that Exeter City Council’s vision was simple; the 53 year old bus station desperately needs replacing and, instead, they want a new, iconic and eco-friendly building at the gateway to the city centre. He is committed to providing facilities that can be accessed by as many people as possible.

He emphasised that Exeter’s economy has grown 20% since 2011 and said that the £40m plan for the new leisure centre and bus station would create top quality facilities for the public, while keeping investment in the city centre, rather than feeding out of town development.

Just hours later, the Council announced that Crown Estate had decided not to go ahead with its investment in teh associated retail project. The authority is still determined to deliver the main project however, despite challenging market conditions.

With the development happening so close to Southernhay we’ll watch with great interest as the plans continue to take shape.

Planned new Exeter Leisure Centre

Planned new Exeter Leisure Centre

New Exeter Bus Station

New Exeter Bus Station

David Kirk, Mike Hart, Phil Bialyk, Jonathan Wadsworth and Louise Cole

David Kirk, Mike Hart, Phil Bialyk, Jonathan Wadsworth and Louise Cole

Mike Hart, Debbie Bunclark, David George

Mike Hart, Debbie Bunclark, David George

Kim McDonald, Peter Slater and Dana Mulligan

Kim McDonald, Peter Slater and Dana Mulligan

Julianne Leitch and Amy Laver

Julianne Leitch and Amy Laver

Damian Cook and Tom Vantreen

Damian Cook and Tom Vantreen

Damian Cook and Robert Chalk

Damian Cook and Robert Chalk

Andrea Phillips, Florian Zumfelde and Margaret Rendle

Andrea Phillips, Florian Zumfelde and Margaret Rendle

Andrea Phillips and Penny Wood

Andrea Phillips and Penny Wood