Beeston Car Parks To Temporarily Close In January

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.

For more information please visit http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/parking or contact the Parking team on parkingservices@broxtowe.gov.uk or by calling 0115 917 3620.

About Sue Sambells

Editor of Bramcote Today. Chair of Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch (NottsWatch). Lead Coordinator for RVR, Bramcote - Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
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One Response to Beeston Car Parks To Temporarily Close In January

  1. Councillor Jackson is right to point out the need for a good site investigation – to establish both the ground’s suitability to support the loads of the new buildings and also to ascertain the extent of any contamination from the former uses of the site.

    Perhaps the opportunity should be taken to gather factual ground investigation information that could assist a future feasbility and costing study for the development of the adjacent air space above the bus tram interchange – this could be done at minimall additional cost by careful location of investigation boreholes and deployment of suitable non-destructive and non-invasive geophysical techniques

    I wonder to what extent the presence of AFFFs and associated substances has been considered in the brief to the site investigation company and I look forward to seeing the results and interpretation in due course.

    Paul

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