New Manchester depot confirmed

New Manchester depot confirmed New Manchester depot confirmed
Stagecoach Manchester has confirmed that it will vacate its 100-year-old Princess Road depot next spring, when it moves to a new purpose-built depot in Sharston. The new depot will have an allocation of 200 buses and will employ 560 people.

Stagecoach says that is being designed to minimise its environmental impact, and will be built using energy-efficient materials from sustainable sources.

Energy-saving features include a roof designed to harvest rainwater which will be recycled for use in the toilet cisterns and the bus wash. All the lighting systems will be energy-efficient and motion-activated, shutting off when not in use.

Mark Threapleton, managing director of Stagecoach Manchester, says: “Building a bus depot from scratch is a rare opportunity and so we wanted to make sure we made the most of it by designing the depot to high environmental specifications, in order to keep its impact on the surrounding areas to a minimum.

“The new depot will help Stagecoach Manchester achieve the best environmental practices, as well as improving the working environment to a higher than industry standard.”