07 July 2016
Improvement works will be carried out to the entrance/exit of Sand Street multi-storey car park over three Sundays in the coming weeks.
As part of the refurbishment project that is currently underway in the car park, work has to be done that will restrict access to the car park between 8am to 8pm on the following Sundays (although vehicles already parked in the car park will still be able to exit)
Sunday 10 July
Sunday 24 July
Sunday 31 July
The work has been scheduled on a Sunday to minimise disruption to users. Unfortunately, this work may be noisy at times.
The refurbishment project is going well, with seven floors virtually completed. 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 being worked on at a time.
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. 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. Other concrete surfaces (walls, stairwells etc) will be cleaned, inspected, repaired and repainted.
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 DfI public car park maintenance programme to extend the life of the car park and provide a better customer experience.