Delays to Station Gateway project

Photo:The newly laid paving slabs had to be dug up

The newly laid paving slabs had to be dug up

Wrong colour paving slabs!

North Laine residents who had seen the new Brighton Station forecourt virtually completed and buses at last being able to resume their original routes were surprised to pass by during early July 2015 to find that the whole area had been dug up and was a building site once more. The work on this project had already been going on since January 2014.

Wrong colour paving

It seems that the wrong colour paving slabs had been delivered and no-one had noticed until they had all been carefully laid. So they all had to be dug up and the work started all over again. Suppliers Tobermore apologised and said they would meet the extra costs of digging up and re-laying the new stones – in the right colour.

Some work had to be redone previously

This is not the first time that some of the work on the Station Gateway project has had to be redone. Newly-laid paving had to be dug up at the junction of Surrey Street and Upper Gloucester Road, as some bus drivers were taking the wrong line through the corner and clipping the kerb.

Traders in the area were grumbling that it looked as though everything done on this project has to be done twice!


[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 235, July/August 2015]

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