UNUSED space at Hereford's railway station could be brought back to life, if Transport for Wales's plan is given the green light.

The train company wants to refurbish the former Red Star room at grade II-listed Hereford Railway Station, with the space previously used for the parcel service.

But it is not currently used and consultants said the room would be restored so it can be let for commercial or community use if the listed building consent is granted by Herefordshire Council.


The proposal includes demolishing non-original stud partition walls, renewing wall and ceiling finishes, a new entrance door compliant with accessibility regulations, restoring the windows and blocking off a non-original door to adjacent space.

A new disabled access ramp will also be installed if the plans for the ground floor room get the go-ahead.

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The space is currently "in a fairly poor condition", consultants said, but no structural changes are planned.

They also said plans will retain the original look and feel of the red-brick building, which dates from around 1855.


Summing up plans, consultants said that as a modern, functioning railway station, the proposals looked to preserve the designated heritage assets by bringing "new life" back to otherwise dilapidated and unused spaces.

This, they said, would benefit passengers and the local community.

Comments on application 223769 can be made until January 15, with a decision expected on or after January 17.