The Economic Development Directorate has announced grand plans for the Old Kingston Bus Depot:
Work to commence early in the new year will secure the future of the much loved and heritage listed Old Kingston Bus Depot which will become an important part of the Kingston Arts Precinct as well as continuing to be the home of the iconic Bus Depot Markets.
The primary work being undertaken includes the removal and replacement of the existing asbestos sheeting from the roof of the upper hall and also the demolition of the northern annex which was added to the building during the 1980’s.
In order to reduce the level of inconvenience to both stallholders and patrons, the timing of the work is to coincide with the markets’ usual January shut down and when they re-open in February the markets will trade from the lower hall, the Fitters Workshop and adjacent open areas.
The demolition of the northern annex is necessary to enable the extension of Printers Way and will also return the building to its original form as this is the area where the coal trains previously ran when taking coal to the power station.
Demolition of the northern annex will require the antique dealers who currently trade from this area to relocate however they will be able to occupy the premises until the end of December despite only having a month by month licence.
The Land Development Agency (LDA) will work with the antique dealers in assisting them to find new premises.