Avon Street car park demolition

So now we know, the partial demolition of the multi-storey car park in Avon Street is set to start in early September, as part of the wider Bath Quays regeneration project.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has appointed Wring Demolition to dismantle the upper levels of the car park, after extensive structural deterioration made the cost of remedial work unrealistic.

Demolition is scheduled to take three months and is expected to be completed in November.

It is hoped that removing the upper levels will also help to reduce anti-social behaviour on-site and improve the appearance of the area.

Councillor Kevin Guy, leader of council, said: “We’re moving ahead with the partial demolition of the Avon Street multi-story car park as part of the wider Bath Quays project. We know there’s a level of anti-social behaviour in and around the car park and removing the upper storeys will be another positive step in the regeneration of the area.”

During the work, 140 parking spaces will remain available at Avon Street and alternative short-stay parking will be provided in the newly constructed Green Park Road temporary car park on the former Riverside Coach Park. Long-stay parking will be available in nearby Charlotte Street and Manvers Street car parks.

The adjacent footpath and part of the car park will be closed temporarily during demolition as a precaution.

After demolition of the upper two storeys, the ground floor level of the car park will be re-furbished with 88 parking spaces. When the work is completed, Avon Street car park will re-open with a total of 291 parking spaces.

Work on the construction of a safer, two-storey underground car park will start in 2023 as part of the Bath Quays regeneration scheme. It will include up to 320 public parking spaces.

For more information on Bath Quays visit: https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/bathquays

The council website includes information on all car parks in Bath and the Park & Ride sites

2 Comments

  1. And good riddance to a an abomination that should never have been built in the first place! It has been a blot on the Bath landscape from Day 1. Let’s hope that whatever replaces it will be more in keeping with its surroundings.

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  2. Hi Richard

    I’m not normally a vocal “troublemaker” but don’t you thinkit would be
    better if they take this opportunity to remove this central parking
    altogether and re purpose this centre city space for people to enjoy, a
    nice car free zone near to the riverside?

    Encouraging people to drive their cars into the city centre is not what
    I think our council should be doing. What are they thinking?

    I was once made to drive a car ( I was asked to by my employer) in to
    central Amsterdam. At the accommodation (Stay Okay, Vondel Park) they
    sent me to the nearest car park which was a 10 minute tram ride away
    from the centre! That’s the way they do it in Amsterdam!

    Best regards

    Nic Jones

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