Haymarket Bus Station

After securing £13.5million of investment, the Haymarket Bus Station was successfully built and has been in operation now since May 2016. This scheme was a key part of the Connecting Leicester vision to reconnect the city and one of the first major projects to be delivered.

Further information

The internal aspect of the bus station has recently been refreshed to make it an even more welcoming place. Six giant panels have been installed to highlight the history of the area around the bus station and to make the waiting area more attractive for bus passengers. The panels feature historic photographs of Leicester landmarks and focus on High Street, Leicester Market, Leicester train station, the Clock Tower, Town Hall Square and the Haymarket Centre.

We were also successful in gaining £3.5 million from the Department for Transport’s Local Pinch Point Fund, which recognises the impact the scheme will have on reducing congestion.

Our redevelopment proposals included:

  • adding extra bus stands and relocate nearby on-street bus stops to the new station
  • increasing footpath widths to improve the area for pedestrians
  • removing the roundabout at the junction of Charles Street and Belgrave Gate
  • introducing open public spaces, new plant schemes and street furniture.