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£2.7m renovation plan for car parks

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JERSEY’S multi-storey car parks are to be refurbished in a project boosted by the transfer of around £2.7 million.

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An ongoing maintenance programme takes care of the structure and inside of the car parks, however, the external façades, stairs and lifts are now in a poor state of repair across all facilities and need to be brought up to modern standards.

Treasury Minister Susie Pinel has signed a ministerial decision authorising the transfer of £2,015,064 from a pot set aside to build a public car park at Ann Court and a further £687,946 from a fund into which charges from automated parking are paid to the car park maintenance and refurbishment budget.

The transfers will leave £6.7 million in the Ann Court car park budget, which the report accompanying the decision says will be sufficient to cover the cost of building the facility as part of the Ann Court development being led by Andium Homes.

The report adds: ‘A feasibility study has been completed which provides a modernisation programme for all the multi-storey car parks with work staged to suit available budgets. Maintenance of the car parks is funded via the Car Park Trading Account and the modernisation programme will be funded in the same manner.’

It also says that the decision will not change the total amount of expenditure approved by the States in the 2017-2019 Medium Term Financial Plan.

Meanwhile, Infrastructure Minister Kevin Lewis has signed a ministerial decision accepting a tender from Concrete Repairs Ltd to refurbish Green Street multi-storey car park.

A contract will now be drawn up. No details have been provided about the cost of the work. Instead, the decision states that ‘resources have been allocated from the department’.

Lucy Stephenson

By Lucy Stephenson
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