AN historic bus shelter in Malvern is set to be replaced this year.

Work is under way to replace the shelter at Rosebank Gardens and is set to be finished by the spring.

A blacksmith is fabricating new steelwork to replace the existing structure, which councillors were told is in need of a refresh.

At an operations and planning meeting of Malvern Town Council, plans for the replacement were presented by operations manager Charles Porter.

The bus shelter's most recent refurb came in 2014, when it was given a facelift by the council.

At the time, the council spent £5,000 to improve the shelter and house images of Edward Elgar by Lee Morris and Tom Brown of We Love Art.

A gap was also created between the existing wall and a new rendered wall to allow moisture and salt to travel down into the drains.

It was confirmed the work is expected to start this month and be completed by March.

At the meeting, on December 8, councillors agreed with the plans, saying it was overdue and would improve the look of the shelter, which occupies a prominent spot on the road out of Malvern.