PROGRESS is being made in developing an 'interim' bus station in Winchester city centre.

Work will be undertaken to spruce up the building once the demolition of the 1930s garage is completed.

The bus station office will be updated to improve conditions for passengers and staff, with the roof reclad.

Council leader Caroline Horrill said July and August were chosen to undertake the work as it is the quietest time of year with school pupils and students on holiday.

Buses are temporarily being deployed to The Broadway and are due to return to the station in early September.

Cllr Horrill said: "The bus operators tell us the temporary arrangements are working well."

In the long-term once the Silver Hill area is redeveloped there is a proposal that the bus station will move to the the north side of Friarsgate.