new bus station royal arcade plan

The redevelopment of the Royal Arcade site in Crewe will take another step forward this week as a public consultation on the plans gets underway.

Details of the proposed scheme for a new bus station, multi-storey car park, cinema, bowling centre, gym, restaurants, cafes and bars will go on display ahead of a planning application being submitted in April.

They will outline how the redevelopment is planned to be delivered in two phases.

Phase one would see the construction of a new bus station and 400-space multi-storey car park.

Phase two would see a leisure-led and retail unit development, including the state-of-the-art cinema, 10-pin bowling centre, gym, restaurants, cafes and bars and public realm enhancements.

The planning application will be submitted as a ‘hybrid’ scheme.

It means plans for phase one will be submitted with full details and the plans for phase two will be submitted in outline.

If it goes to plan, the new bus station and car park will be open before the leisure and retail space.

The two-week public consultation on the plans will run between March 8-19.

Feedback received will be considered ahead of the planning application being submitted.

Plans will be on display on hoardings at the corner of Queensway/Victoria Street, as well as at the bus station and online via

An online public meeting has also been arranged for Wednesday March 10 at 6pm.

Anyone interested in attending can register by visiting and can also submit questions in advance.

Developers hope work on the site will start in autumn this year.

new bus station visual royal arcade plans

The existing bus station is set to remain open until summer 2022 when it would then be replaced with a temporary layout, while the new station is built.

The new bus station and multi-storey car park are due to open in spring 2023.

For phase 2, a further planning application will be submitted in spring 2022 for the final design of the leisure and retail units.

Once the new bus station and car park are opened, work can start on the leisure and retail units.

The target date for the completion of the full scheme – including improvements to the public realm on Victoria Street and Queensway – is spring 2025.

Feedback on the plans can be given by:

• Scanning the QR code on the hoardings in Crewe town centre.
• Visiting:
• Emailing: [email protected]
• By post: Q+A Planning, The Stables, Paradise Wharf, Ducie Street, Manchester M1
2JN; or
• Posting feedback for free in the council post box located at Delamere House.

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