Galashiels Transport Interchange wins national award

Galashiels Transport Interchange Credit: ITV Border

Galashiels Transport Interchange has scooped a national award.

The £5.2million scheme was named Town Centre Regeneration Project of the Year at the Scottish Property Awards in Glasgow on Thursday 3 March.

The building beat off competition from projects across Scotland to win the title.

Since opening on 6 August, thousands of people have used the building to board the Borders Railway and access its bus station. The facility also aims to direct footfall into the centre of Galashiels.

Other facilities in the Interchange include a café, seating, tourist information, bus and train real-time information and a railway ticket machine as well as showers, toilets and bike lockers to promote cycling and walking.

“I am delighted that the Galashiels Transport Interchange has picked up this prestigious award.

Councillor Gordon Edgar, Scottish Borders Council

The Transport Interchange was delivered by the Council’s development partner Hub South East Scotland and its appointed contractor Morrison Construction. It was part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

“Hub South East is proud of its involvement in delivering this new facility and this award is not only a reflection on the quality of the project, and the impact it has made on the regeneration of the local area, but also underlines the benefits and strength of the Hub model – which has partnership at its core and delivers real community benefits.”

Paul McGirk, Chief Executive of Hub South East