New £5 million bus depot opens in Warwick

Stagecoach moves into in new multi-million pound Midlands bus depot 

Stagecoach Midlands has moved to a brand new multi-million pound bus depot in Trident Park, Warwick.

The new £5million facility was built by Deeley Construction, as a result of partnership working between Warwickshire District Council, AC Lloyd, Waterloo Housing and Stagecoach Midlands. The new site will accommodate 88 buses, 140 drivers & 30 engineering/admin staff.

Over 3 million miles will be covered annually by buses operating from the depot. Services from the depot cover cities, towns and villages as widespread as Evesham, Redditch, Banbury, Chipping Norton, Southam, and Coventry.

The state-of-the-art engineering department is kitted out with 6 pits – each featuring emission testing and lubricant hoses, hywemas to raise buses for maintenance and a brake testing area.

The new depot has numerous environmental credentials with a bus wash that harvests’ rain water, electric vehicle charging bays for employee cars, intelligent heating, energy efficient internal and external lighting and sustainable materials throughout.

Stagecoach Midlands Managing Director, Steve Burd said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of the our new Leamington depot, which will provide bus services in Leamington, Warwick and the surrounding areas for many years to come. The new facility has been built to high environmental standards and provides much improved engineering facilities.

“I would like to thank Warwick District Council, Deeley Construction and Waterloo Housing for all their help and assistance in this important transport project”

Philip Clarke, Project Manager, Warwick District Council said “Warwick District Council is delighted to see the opening of this new depot for Stagecoach. We have been working closely with Stagecoach and its partners over several years to relocate the depot from its previous site. This has allowed the area around Leamington station to be regenerated and we are delighted to see that transformation now beginning to take shape. With many new further homes being built to the south of Leamington, Whitnash and Warwick, we believe that the new depot will be well placed to help serve these new communities and the wider area now and into the future.”

Further details of the project can be found here.