Arriva invests in Speke depot

Arriva North West is investing £3.9million to upgrade its depot in Speke, Liverpool. Work is underway and is due to be completed by January 2012. It involves the phased demolition of the parking shed, workshop, traffic office and chassis wash buildings as replacement facilities are completed within the existing site. 

The new main depot building will incorporate vehicle maintenance pits and engineering offices and stores, two storey office accommodation for administration and driver facilities, fuelling, bus wash and chassis wash, and new external hard standing for bus parking. The building and civil engineering contract has been awarded to Liverpool-based Nobles Construction.

Phil Stone, regional managing director of Arriva North West, says: “This significant investment demonstrates our commitment to both the Speke depot and the wider business. The aim is to provide a clean, safe, modern working environment that both Arriva North West and our employees can be proud of, with the focus on maintaining our operations during the redevelopment.”