An exciting redevelopment scheme has been unveiled at Merthyr Tydfil, with the construction of a new multi-storey car park. Bourne Parking, the UK’s leading car park specialist, designed and built the three-level structure.
Construction commenced in February and thebwas officially opened by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council at the beginning of June.
The new car park forms part of a wider regeneration programme,
to maximise access to Merthyr Tydfil town centre, whilst developing a welcoming environment for residents and visitors. The local economy was also given a boost, through Bourne employing two regional contractors.
The modular build programme included construction over an existing grade-level car park, in addition to two raised storeys. The scheme includes 15 disabled bays and pedestrian access via two glazed feature stair cores. The façade is lit with feature lighting providing a focal point for the new town centre.
Additional features include CCTV, dedicated parent and toddler parking, card payment options and an open stairwell; making it easier and safer to park in Merthyr Tydfil.
Interestingly, in 2011, Merthyr Tydfil Council invited residents and businesses to shape the regeneration programme. During the consultation, locals and business owners agreed a new car park was vital to transform and enhance the town centre.
Nick Hayes, Managing Director at Bourne Parking said: “Bourne Parking is delighted to deliver a new multi-storey car park for Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. The car park has been designed to complement the on-going regeneration of Merthyr Tydfil, as well as delivering much needed additional parking. Despite adverse weather conditions, including the heavy snow which disrupted work earlier in the year, we are pleased the building has been completed on program. Working seven days a week and engaging with Merthyr Tydfil Council was key in meeting the completion date”.
Leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Councillor Brendan Toomey, said: “I commend Bourne Parking and the local businesses involved for keeping on track with the programme of work despite the bad weather, which could have impacted on the expected completion date”.
Councillor David Jones, Cabinet Member for Customer Services (Environmental and Technical), added: “It is a credit to the contractors that despite adverse weather conditions earlier this year, the project was completed on schedule. Developments were seen on a daily basis as the work force strove towards completion. The decision to name the new facility the Castle Multi-Storey Car Park is sensible considering the many locals and visitors that are familiar with the original Castle Car Park name. A spin-off from this project has been the boost to the local economy from the on-site construction workers that have been lodging locally for the duration of the contract.”