Gala Transport Interchange

The prestigious new Galashiels Transport Interchange is impressing visitors and boosting the local economy.

Client: Scottish Borders Council, through Hub South East
Value: £5.2m
Location: Galashiels

Completed in August 2015, the Galashiels Transport Interchange is the gateway to the new Borders Railway and the longest new domestic railway to be constructed in Britain for more than a hundred years. It also forms the town’s new bus station and, by directing footfall into the centre of Galashiels, is contributing to the regeneration of the town centre.

The building, constructed by Morrison Construction, offers:

  • tourist information;
  • bus and train real-time information;
  • a ticket machine;
  • showers, changing places and disabled toilets;
  • bicycle lockers;
  • a café, run by local firm Born in the Borders; and
  • office space and conference facilities.

The Galashiels Transport Interchange is the first project completed in partnership between Scottish Borders Council and Hub South East.

Its new business space has already attracted interest from different sectors looking to locate in the region. The conference space is catering for a number of events and local businesses have reported significantly increased activity, thanks to the transport interchange directing people into the heart of the town.

 

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