Vital work to take place at Chesterfield car park

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Vital work is set to take place at a busy car park in Chesterfield.

Users of Saltergate multi-storey car park can expect disruption for three weeks from Monday, November 7.

There will be fewer spaces on offer while the work takes place and floors will be closed during the period.

Spaces will be available for blue badge holders during the work.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: “We are sorry for the disruption that will be caused while the essential work is carried out at Saltergate multi-storey car park.

“It is essential that the work is carried out as soon as possible.

“We have made every effort to keep the car park open and this work will be complete to allow shoppers to park there in the run up to Christmas.

“We will contact permit holders to make them aware of alternative parking options,” she added.

The work comes ahead of a full refurbishment of the car park which is expected to begin early next year.

The refurbishment will increase the number of spaces from 408 to 529 as well as to make the building more appealing for use by shoppers and commuters as part of the Northern Gateway masterplan.

This is the first stage of the £19.9million revised project which seeks to regenerate the northern part of the town centre and will see environmental improvements to Elder Way and part of Knifesmithgate and the building of a new enterprise centre on the site of Holywell Cross car park.

The scheme also includes the £10.5m redevelopment of the former Co-op department store on Elder Way by Central England Co-operative and developers Jomast.

Full information on car parks in the town is available at www.chesterfield.gov.uk/parking