Balfour Beatty has started work on First Glasgow’s £20m new bus depot and headquarters at Gushetfaulds in the south side of Glasgow.
The new facility on a ten acre site on Cathcart Road will be the biggest bus depot in the UK with space for up to 450 buses and more than 1,200 employees.
The development will consist of three separate buildings. Balfour Beatty will be responsible for constructing a bus maintenance facility, a dedicated service tunnel, with a deep clean facility and a specialist long-term vehicle repair unit. The service tunnel will be fitted with an automated chassis clean unit, two high-specification automated vehicle washes, fuel installation and facilities for vehicle testing and body shop repairs.
The new buildings will incorporate new vehicle lifts, 20 prefabricated, fully equipped pits, a new spray booth/oven for painting buses, new bus washes and refueling facilities, brand new training facilities and modern accommodation for drivers including lockers and canteen facilities.