Visitors to Beeston Town Centre are being made aware of the temporary closure of two car parks due to ground investigation work for the redevelopment of the town centre.
From Monday 8th January 2018, the Former Fire Station and Station Road Central car parks will close for a period of approximately 10 working days.
Councillor Richard Jackson, Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, said, “We appreciate the difficulties this will cause for visitors to Beeston, however, the ground investigation work is integral to the redevelopment of the town centre. The end result will help revitalise the town and develop a thriving and sustainable evening economy, as well as providing more homes for local people.”
“We’ve requested that these works be completed as soon as possible to minimise disruption to visitors and would recommend people use the other available car parks on Foster Avenue, Derby Street, Middle Street, Regent Street, Chilwell Road, and City Road.”
One of the first steps in any redevelopment project is to accurately measure the site and establish what lies beneath the ground. This will inform the design of foundations and establish any underground obstacles that might need to be removed before construction work commences. As heavy plant and machinery is needed for this work and a number of pits being left open for a period of sampling, it would be unsafe to allow public access to the site during this period.