In a bid to support the economic recovery of business – in the run-up to Christmas – the new car park opposite the Avon Street multi-story is going to open this Friday.
The short-stay car park in Green Park Road was due to open in February next year. It has been built to mitigate the loss of car parking spaces when the Avon Street car park is demolished for the construction of Bath Quays North.
The temporary car park, on the former site of the Riverside coach park, provides 104 spaces, of which five are disabled spaces. Visitors will be able to pay for parking via the MIPERMIT system, which is a cashless system.
The Saturday farmers market will continue to be provided with free parking on Saturdays within Green Park Road until further notice.
Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport, said: “Green Park car park was built to mitigate the loss of car parking when Avon Street is pulled down as part of the Bath Quays North scheme. Work on the car park was completed ahead of the demolition next year and so it makes sense to open it in the run-up to Christmas for shoppers and visitors and support the economic recovery of the city.”
Bath Quays North will transform the Avon Street Car Park and former coach park site into 246,237 sq. ft of Grade A modern office space as well as retail units, residential accommodation, a hotel, a new 413 space basement car park and extensive public realm improvements. Outline planning permission for this development was granted in April 2019.