A NEW graffiti-style mural is brightening up Halesowen's bus station.

The artwork at the bus station, on Queensway, near the Asda entrance, is being installed by art firm Graffiti Box.

Currently a work in progress, it has been commissioned by Halesowen BID.

The mural's theme is 'Active Travel' with it featuring cyclists and walkers.

BID manager Vicky Rogers said: "We chose a warm and welcoming colour scheme.

"As a gateway to the town centre, this is exactly how we want to make our visitors feel."

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The mural at an earlier point in its creation (Pic: Dave Dancer) 

She added: "The theme ‘Active Travel’ would often come up when we dealt with partner agencies and throughout the pandemic this became more and more prevalent.

"Then of course with the Commonwealth Games just around the corner we saw this as promoting wellbeing and ways of getting out and about in Halesowen."

The new artwork is one of a series of murals throughout the town with others at The Olde Queens Head and The Remembrance display in the High Street.

Vicky said: "It is part of what we hope can be a growing project of adding colour to Halesowen."

The bus station mural also links with the project at Rowley Regis train station to promote travel links with Halesowen town centre, which included two murals being installed under the bridge at the station, again by Graffiti Box and changing signs to say Rowley Regis for Blackheath and Halesowen.

The mural is not quite finished as it has been too windy to complete the facial detail.

It is hoped it will be finished this week.