First Glasgow reveals future outline of new £20m bus depot and launches employee competition to name new site
Posted: 4 March 2014 | First | No comments yet
The city’s leading bus operator, First Glasgow, has revealed architect’s impressions of the company’s new £20m bus depot and headquarters at Gushetfaulds, in Glasgow’s south side…
The city’s leading bus operator, First Glasgow, has revealed architect’s impressions of the company’s new £20m bus depot and headquarters at Gushetfaulds, in Glasgow’s south side.
The new facility, which is scheduled to be fully operational from November 2014, will be the biggest bus depot in the UK with space for up to 450 buses and 1200 employees.
Talking about First Glasgow’s future home, Managing Director Fiona Kerr, said: “The plans for our new depot and headquarters are fantastic. It’s really exciting to think that later this year we’ll be enjoying a state of the art facility specifically designed for operating and maintaining buses.
“Our £20m investment in our new depot and headquarters is great news for our customers – the new facility will help us improve upon an already strong punctuality and reliability performance and we hope it will encourage people to consider bus travel more often.”
Stephen Scott, Balfour Beatty Delivery Unit Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be constructing this ambitious state of the art bus depot for First Glasgow. Work is progressing well on the project, which when complete will help revitalise an area which has lain derelict for many years.”
Construction is well underway at the site and First Glasgow is running an internal competition inviting employees to name the new depot and head office. Suggestions will be shortlisted and voting will take place next month to choose the winning name.
Currently, around 700 children’s drawings and paintings are on display on hoardings at the 10 acre site on Cathcart Road in the south side of the city until May. Four winners have been chosen and will see their artwork displayed on the back of some First Glasgow buses in March.