Car park has £2.5m facelift

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WORK is due to start this month on a £2.5 million facelift for Doncaster’s southern multi-storey car park.

The refurbishment will be part of Doncaster’s Civic and Cultural Quarter development of the Waterdale area.

Improvements will be made to the existing building.

Plans include a new entrance and exit off College Road, upgrades to the CCTV system, the installation of energy-efficient lighting to provide better lighting levels and new lifts.

The concrete parking levels will be repaired and treated to safeguard them against future corrosion - and there will be an extensive repainting programme.

The current pay and display system will also be replaced by a pay on foot system.

Dan Needham, regional director for developer Muse, which is funding the scheme, praised the scheme.

He said: “This extensive refurbishment will provide visitors with a much improved parking experience.

“It will also ensure that the car park sits well within its new environment in Doncaster’s Civic and Cultural Quarter.” Work starts later this month and should be completed by September 2011.

Muse says the car park will remain open during the works with minimum impact on users.

Work on the first phase of the £300m Waterdale redevelopment is already underway, with cranes on site working on the civic offices element of the plans.

A public square is also due to be built, along with a new performance venue.

Changes to the roads system will also be made.