The Station Gateway public realm and bus station improvements will deliver major improvements to the area around the bus station and along The Martlets, which links County Mall to Queens Square.

A more attractive and accessible space for shoppers, travellers and businesses will be created. Included are better bike and pedestrian access between the bus and train stations, County Mall and The Martlets, landscaping, seating and improvements to the bus station with better traffic flows around Friary Way and onto Station Way.

Public consultation will begin in February 2024, ahead of a planning application being submitted. A main construction contractor will be selected later in 2024 and works are expected to start on site during spring 2025. Completion of the work is anticipated in late 2026.