Brims Construction were appointed by Go-Ahead Holdings Ltd to carry out the construction of the new Go-Ahead Bus Depot consisting of a two-storey office and welfare building, incorporating a fuel/wash bay and a workshop. The purpose-built 11,585 sqft depot includes a lean engineering facility to streamline processes and make vehicle maintenance more efficient, as well as a fuel-recycling vehicle wash and a spill-free refuelling system. The external works comprised the construction of car parking facilities, new access onto the highway, large areas of hard surfacing, drainage works as well as hard and soft landscaping. The internal works included works to the substation as well as the plastering & painting works.
Now that construction is complete the major bus company, part of Go-Ahead Group Plc, have relocated their North East fleet to their new home in Consett.