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02 Jan 2020

Bus depot snag hits plans

A key part of plans to deliver the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, West Midlands, is set to cost nearly eight times its original £2 million price tag due to a bus depot.

To help realise the athletes’ village in Perry Barr, a bus depot will need to be relocated, which is now likely to come with a new bill of £15.5 million, city council papers reveal.

Perry Barr
A bus depot is to make way for the athletes’ village
(Credit: Birmingham City Council)

Opposition councillors say the huge and unexpected hike poses a huge financial risk for the Labour-run authority.

Birmingham City Council says it will probe how the sums could have been so wrong.


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