19 May 2016
Improvement works are to be carried out to the entrance of Sand Street Multi-Storey Car Park on Sundays over the coming weeks.
As part of the refurbishment project, which is currently underway, essential works will result in restricted access to and from the car park as follows:
- Sunday 22 May - the car park will remain open, however there may be some noise and minor delays
- Sunday 12 June - from 8am to 8pm the vehicular entrance to the car park will be closed. Vehicles parked in the car park will be able to exit
- 24 July - from 8am to 8pm the vehicular entrance to the car park will be closed. Vehicles parked in the car park will be able to exit
The work is taking place on Sunday to minimise disruption to users but unfortunately may be noisy at times. The work on the interior of the car park is ongoing. In order to keep this popular shopper car park open as much as possible, the refurbishment is being programmed in phases, with a few floors at a time being worked on, so far floors 12 and 13 are already complete.
As well as repairs, improvements will also be made to the car park. There will be more undercover bicycle parking available, the amount and size of parent and child parking bays will be doubled from four to eight and for convenience they will all be located together on the fourth floor and the disabled parking bays will also be increased in size.
Repairs will be made to the concrete floors by overlaying them with a coloured waterproof surface. The concrete decks have suffered from salt increase over the years and now need to be waterproofed while other concrete surfaces (walls, stairwells etc.) will be cleaned, inspected, repaired and repainted.
Additional shopper parking
Additional shopper parking is being provided at Pier Road Multi Storey Car Park and the Esplanade.
This project is being undertaken as part of the Department for Infrastructure public car park maintenance programme to extend the life of the car park and provide a better customer experience.