It appears that the development of the waterfront is progressing. There is no argument that the bus stop is a 1960’s or 70’s eyesore (well, I think it’s 1960’s or 70’s. It definitely needs to be replaced.
The bus stop is going to be moved to where the taxi rank is, busses will pull in and reverse out. I’m slightly concerned about that – I wonder what traffic control measures they will put in place?
As to the building itself, words being used are an iconic gateway with waterfront entertainment. The town definitely needs it. A nice cafe & restaurant near the ferry would I suspect do very well. But, the iconic gateway includes accommodation. I wonder what that means.
It appears that a developer is being selected.