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Arriva's new eco-friendly depot in Rhyl is taking shape

06 February 16

Arriva Buses Wales new garage in Rhyl is all looking good – especially as the roof has now been fitted!

Image of New Arriva depot in Rhyl being built


The roof is the latest addition to the site and comes with a number of eco-friendly features.

Rebuild project manager Mark Davies said: “The roof has been fitted with layers of extreme insulation, which will keep the place warm.

“It has also been fitted with natural sky lights so we won’t need lighting in the workshop in the summer.”

Light is a real feature of the roof with south-facing solar panels due to be fitted in April. They will generate hot water and a percentage of the site’s electricity.

General manager Len Cater said: “It was great to see the new roof going up. We are committed to Arriva’s Destination Green* and we’re pleased that the project is using so many eco-friendly features.”

The depot is close to the coast but, luckily, the team hasn’t had too many problems with the weather.

“We did have some high winds, but it was nothing too serious,” said Mark.

“The rebuild is on track and we look forward to seeing the site progress.”

*Destination Green involves all Arriva staff taking environment-friendly action and looking for new ways of reducing the company’s impact on the planet’s resources.

Destination Green will help Arriva meet the DB2020 strategy. We have set environmental targets we plan to meet by 2020, based upon a 2013 baseline. Click here for full details of the DB2020 strategy.