Published on 12th May 2016

Front corner of a parked car

Chelt Walk car park on St James' Square, Cheltenham, is due to get a facelift later this month.

The work, which is scheduled to begin on Monday 16 May and last for about 11 weeks, includes demolishing disused buildings, putting in new dedicated disabled parking bays, additional parking spaces and improved surfacing and lighting.

The works will be in two phases. Phase one includes demolishing the old ‘Shopfitters’ buildings and will see the east-side section of Synagogue Lane car park closed off.

Phase 2 includes closing off the west-side of Synagogue Lane car park and part of Chelt Walk car park.

As work progresses, certain parking areas in both Synagogue Lane and Chelt Walk will be temporarily out of use. Affected local businesses have been advised and permit holders are able to use nearby car parks, including St George’s Road and Town Centre East, using their existing permits.

Mike Redman, director of environment, said: “We’re pleased to be at a stage where improvement works to this car park can begin. Once completed, we’ll be able to offer more spaces in a better designed area with the benefit of improved access, road surfacing and lighting. Whilst there will inevitably be some disruption during the project for which we apologise, the end result should be well worth it.”

A strategic review of car parking for the whole of the town is being carried out this year. Consultation with various businesses, stakeholder organisations and partner agencies will form part of the review.

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Notes: Visit the council’s website for details of all car parks in Cheltenham.