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New 600 space multi storey car park to be built in Coventry city centre

Postby dutchman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:39 am

The car park will be built on the existing Salt Lane car park

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A new 600 space multi-storey car park is to be built in Coventry city centre.

The car park will be built on the existing Salt Lane car park behind Ford’s Hospital in Greyfriars Lane and will be six-storeys high.

It will be built to support the new water park - and will open in time for the water park’s opening in 2019.

A planning application has been submitted for the car park, which will have electric charging spaces and cycle parking, as well as full CCTV coverage for security.

Cllr Jayne Innes, cabinet member for public services at Coventry City Council, said: “The city centre is growing and there are some great new attractions on the way.

“We need the car parks to support them and encourage local people and visitors so they know they can park easily and safely.

“This will be a high quality car park that will give visitors a fantastic impression of Coventry and support the new restaurants, visitor attractions and shopping outlets that are set to transform our city.

“It has been designed to the highest standards and to show respect to nearby sites such as Ford’s Hospital and I am sure it will be a very welcome addition to the city centre.”

Drivers will enter off Salt Lane and leave by Greyfriars Lane, opposite the new water park, with pedestrian entrances positioned to serve Broadgate and the water park.

The building has been designed so it is sympathetic to the nearby historic Ford’s Hospital.

The car park will feature barriers that operate through automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).

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They'll need the extra parking spaces for all the extra visitors when Coventry is voted "City of Culture"! :rolling:
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Re: New 600 space multi storey car park to be built in Coventry city centre

Postby dutchman » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:35 pm

The car park will be six storeys high

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A new 600 space multi-story car park for the city centre has been given the green light.

It will replace the current surface-level Salt Lane car park which is behind the medieval Ford’s Hospital in Greyfriars Lane.

The car park will be built to support the new water park - and will open in time for the water park’s opening in 2019.

An application was submitted in November, and planning officers have now approved the plan.

The new six-storey car park will have electric charging spaces and cycle parking, as well as full CCTV coverage for security.

Cllr Jayne Innes, cabinet member for public services at Coventry City Council, said at the time of the application being submitted: “The city centre is growing and there are some great new attractions on the way.

“We need the car parks to support them and encourage local people and visitors so they know they can park easily and safely.

“This will be a high quality car park that will give visitors a fantastic impression of Coventry and support the new restaurants, visitor attractions and shopping outlets that are set to transform our city.

“It has been designed to the highest standards and to show respect to nearby sites such as Ford’s Hospital and I am sure it will be a very welcome addition to the city centre.”

Drivers will enter off Salt Lane and leave by Greyfriars Lane, opposite the new water park, with pedestrian entrances positioned to serve Broadgate and the water park.

The building has been designed so it is sympathetic to the nearby historic Ford’s Hospital.

The car park will feature barriers that operate through automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).

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Re: New 600 space multi storey car park to be built in Coventry city centre

Postby dutchman » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:29 pm

Coventry's huge new car park opens

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An extra 600 parking spaces are available in Coventry city centre from today.

The city council announced the new Salt Lane multi-storey car park had now opened.

Providing 600 spaces across six floors, the new site is designed to provide parking for visitors to the city's new water park The Wave which opens its doors next week.

The surface car park closed last year for work to begin on the new building which includes charging points for electric vehicles.

Coventry City Council announced the opening of the car park today.

The authority said in a tweet: "Salt Lane car park has opened today, offering over 600 new car parking spaces for the city centre! #lovecov "

According to the city council website, cash payments will not be accepted at the car park.

Instead, payment will need to be made by credit/debit card or using the Glide App.

The car park will be accessible 24 hours a day however different tariffs will apply depending on when you park and how long for.

Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6pm, costs will begin at £2 for up to one hour rising to £12 for over four hours (until 07:59 the following day).

On Sundays charges start at £2 for up to four hours rising to £5 for between eight and ten hours.

Between 6pm and 8am, drivers will pay £1 per visit.

Blue badge holders can park for free and charges will not apply on Christmas day or New Year's Day.

ANPR cameras will read your car's registration number as you enter, to pay you will need to enter your reg number at a pay machine which will tally the cost.

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Postby dutchman » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:30 pm

The building has been designed so it is sympathetic to the nearby historic Fords Hospital.


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Re: New 600 space multi storey car park to be built in Coventry city centre

Postby rebbonk » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:05 pm

People don't like multi-storey car parks because of the safety/security issues. But CCC refuse to listen to 'customer' views/concerns!
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Re: New 600 space multi storey car park to be built in Coventry city centre

Postby dutchman » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:58 pm

Thye pulled ours down many years ago as hardly any residents ever used it.
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