Iconic Haywards Heath Bus Station demolished

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The iconic former bus station in Haywards Heath will be demolished by the end of this week as part of £35 million regeneration of the Station Quarter.

Chelwood House, which has been in the town since 1954, has been pulled down as work continues to create an improved ‘transport hub’ with more car parking and a new Waitrose store.

By the end of the month, the footpath and bus layby are due to be tarmacked with the bus shelter being renewed next year.

In August, work will begin to clear the old carpark and the foundations of the new Waitrose will begin to be installed.

Parts of the car park will be opened in early August.

Work on the foundations for the new pedestrian walkway, connecting the carpark to the station platforms, is also progressing.

In late September, commuters will begin to see the structure taking shape above the hoarding line.

Photo taken by Robert Else.