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Heritage panels set to brighten up bus station

Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

VIEWS of Leicester from a bygone age are set to brighten up the walls of Leicester’s Haymarket bus station this summer.

The city council has commissioned the set of giant panels to highlight the history of the area around the bus station – and to make the waiting area more attractive for bus passengers.

The six panels – each measuring 5m x 7m – 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.

A brief history of each area is also included on each panel.

Work is now under way to paint and prime the walls, ready for the installation of the panels next month.

City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “The Haymarket bus station is a major transport hub, with thousands of people passing through it each day, so it’s important that we make sure it’s a welcoming place.

“These panels will help brighten up the space and give people something attractive – and interesting – to look at while they’re waiting for their bus.

“Some excellent photographs have been chosen for the six panels and I hope people will enjoy this nostalgic look back at some familiar Leicester landmarks.”

The bus station heritage panels – which cost around £13,000 to produce and install – are due to be in place by mid-June.