06 September 2017
The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) is refurbishing two of its multi-storey car parks, Minden Place and First Tower, starting 18 September 2017.
Some of the car parking bays in Minden Place car park will be closed from 18 September. The car park will close completely from 25 September for a four-week period. Work will begin on the lower floors, allowing for a parking floor to be released every two weeks, starting (after the initial month-long closure) with the ground floor.
DfI will also be making some alterations to Minden Place car park during the refurbishment. Where possible, bays will be widened and the layout altered to make spaces easier to access, which will mean a reduction from 262 spaces to 237 spaces. There will be new undercover space for four bicycles, and the area for motorcycle parking will be increased by 20%, allowing for an extra 15 motorcycles to be parked. DfI is also making improvements to disabled parking bays and increasing the amount of ‘parent and child' spaces.
Minden Place car park is the oldest multi-storey in Jersey. Its small size and layout make refurbishment difficult to manage safely while retaining public access through the floors where work is happening. It will therefore be necessary to close the car park completely for the first four weeks.
Ann Court car park will offer shopper parking (three hour maximum stay) for the duration of the contract, enabling replacement parking to be made available. This will displace the current commuter parking at Ann Court but there is plenty of capacity for commuters at Pier Road car park.
During the refurbishment, DfI’s contractors will be repairing the concrete floors and overlaying them with a coloured waterproof surface. The concrete decks have suffered from salt ingress over the years and now need to be waterproofed. Other concrete surfaces (walls, stairwells, etc) will be deep cleansed, inspected, repaired and repainted.
The lighting and electrical system in the car park will also need to be renewed, and the external safety fence panels around the car park floors replaced.
The project will run over a 14-week period, finishing at the end of December.
At the same time, DfI will be undertaking minor refurbishment work in First Tower car park. The car park will be inspected, repaired where required, painted and a waterproof coating will be applied to the ramp between the levels. The car park will remain open, and the most disruptive part of this work will take place during the October half term.
This project is part of the DfI public car park maintenance programme to extend the life of car parks and provide a better customer experience.
DfI administers 87 car parks across the Island, six of which are multi-storey car parks. The income from parking charges funds sustainable transport projects, including the rolling programme of car park refurbishment and improvements.
Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Eddie Noel, commented “We are trying to improve Minden Place car park for users by making spaces more accessible and user friendly where we can, given the constraints of our oldest multi-storey."