Phasing of the Scheme
The Royal Arcade scheme is planned to be delivered in two phases.
Work on phase one has already begun and will see the construction of a new bus station and multi-storey car park, while phase two would see a mixed-use, leisure-led development.
By taking this approach, the general uses and the layout of the mixed-use scheme can be considered at the appropriate time, while the bus station and multi-storey car park is being built – leaving detailed design matters to be agreed through the planning process at a later date.
It also means that the new bus station and car park will be opened ahead of the leisure scheme.
The development will bring a number of key benefits for Crewe including modern transport facilities, and a significant improvement to the town centre offer, which in turn will provide confidence for further investment and new jobs in the town.
The existing bus station will be in operation until early January 2023 and then temporary bus stands will be operational until December 2023, at which point the new bus station and multi-storey car park are then due to open in late 2023.
For phase two, a further planning application is expected to be submitted in spring/summer 2023.