120 spaces to be lost during refurbishment of Green Street car park
UP to 120 parking spaces are to be lost during work to refurbish Green Street car park.
The project, which is due to start on Monday and is expected to finish in November, will include resurfacing the concrete decks, as well as cleaning, repairing and repainting the walls and stairwells, renewing the lighting and electrical systems and replacing the external safety fence.
The size of the disabled parking spaces will also be increased.
Ross Fearnley, assistant engineer, said: 'We’re sorry for any problems that this disruption will cause but the refurbishment is necessary and will make the car park better for motorists.
'Over the years, the concrete decks at Green Street have suffered from salt ingress and now need to be waterproofed. The existing waterproof surfacing at the car park is past its design life and has started to fail.
'In order to extend the life of the car park, we plan to repair the concrete floors by overlaying them with a coloured new waterproof surface.'
A maximum of 120 spaces – the equivalent of one floor – will be lost at any time during the works, during which barriers will be erected to minimise the effects of noise and dust.
Commuters who usually park at Green Street are being advised to use Pier Road car park if they are unable to find a space.