THE skeleton of Blackburn’s £5million new bus station is now appearing.

The beginnings of the superstructure rising from the ruins of the town’s old market will soon be followed by similar steelwork for the new Cathedral Quarter.


The modernistic glass-fronted bus terminus is the first part to emerge from the building sites and will open early next year.

The first phase of £33million Cathedral Quarter development will include a ‘festival square’ piazza, office block , hotel, restaurant and church buildings complex when it is complete in autumn 2015.

Blackburn with Darwen regeneration boss Maureen Bateson said: “People can now see the first signs of the new town centre rising for the new bus station. More will follow near the cathedral.

“People have been very patient with the disruption but now they will begin to see the results they have been waiting for.”