Where can I park?
Parking is available for shoppers at the newly created Broadmarsh East Car Park, just off Canal Street and next to the tram viaduct, and at Sheriff’s Lodge, just a little further down Canal Street near the London Road roundabout. Broadmarsh East has 180 spaces, with designated disabled parking and a clear, level route into Broadmarsh; Sheriff’s Lodge holds 100 cars. More details about these, other car parking options and maps can be found here.
Will it cost more to park at Broadmarsh East and Sheriff’s Lodge?
No – the charges from Broadmarsh Car Park will remain, although the early bird parking discount will no longer be valid. This is to ensure shoppers can park here and workers in the area don’t dominate the car park, denying access to shoppers.
I might not be able to get a parking spot. How else can I get into the city?
While the council has done its best to provide more parking, and will continue to look into more options, there will obviously be less parking around the Broadmarsh area as the redevelopment takes place. Park and Ride, buses and trams are all still viable and affordable options – and tickets are a similar price, if not cheaper, than parking in the city.
What if I have a contracted space at BMCP?
You will receive a letter shortly, or should have had a letter by now, advising you of the changes to this and alternatives.
How disruptive will this demolition be?
To establish a safe zone for demolition, contractors will have to create a perimeter around the car park to allow the work to take place. This means there will be single lane closures on Collin Street, Middle Hill and Canal Street, with the section of Carrington Street between Canal and Collin Streets closed entirely to traffic, which will affect buses and taxis only.
The road improvements the council has undertaken in the last year or so have aimed to reduce congestion once these works start. The Southern Relief Route, established in June 2016 and now covered by double red lines to prevent cars stopping, can provide a suitable alternative route for most traffic coming through the Broadmarsh area. Improvements to London Road at the roundabout will mean traffic can flow more easily to the Southern Relief Route, and the works on Canal Street will maintain traffic flow from the north of the city, from Maid Marian Way down to Collin Street, Middle Hill and on to Canal Street.
The City Council has undertaken these works to ensure traffic can still flow during these works, but the Broadmarsh area works are some of the biggest city centre regeneration works taking place in the UK. This means there will be some disruption, but the maps showing alternative routes have been designed to make sure people can still visit their families, commute and attend events around the city without getting caught in city centre traffic.
My bus used to stop in the Broadmarsh bus station. Where do I get it now?
We’ve created a map showing where these buses will stop at and leave from now. Most services will stop on the existing stops on Collin Street or new stops on Canal Street. National Express and other national services will depart from Station Street, near the train station. More detail and maps can be found here.
Will the shops in intu Broadmarsh still be open?
Absolutely. It’s business as usual at intu Broadmarsh: the idea is to improve the area, and part of that means people still need to be able to use it. This includes the shopping centre and the other nearby bars, cafes and shops.
Will all entrances to intu Broadmarsh remain available?
Yes – access to intu Broadmarsh through Lister Gate, Tanner’s Walk, Drury Walk and Collin Street will all remain open during the demolition. It will be safe to walk through the area. The only entrances that will close are from the bridge to the Car Park, as the Car Park will be shut, and the subway entrance from Carrington Street, which will also be shut.
How will the car park and bus station be demolished?
The demolition will see the car park and bus station carefully dismantled from the inside out so that it is safe for pedestrians walking through the area, cars and buses driving in the area and those working on site. It’s a demolition so won’t be silent, but it won’t be overly noisy or dusty either. Traffic from the site should be reduced throughout too as the majority of the waste is being recycled on site.
Will there be any changes to pedestrian routes?
Not at this stage of the Broadmarsh area works. The pedestrian island at the traffic lights on Canal Street is being made bigger to help people to access intu Broadmarsh through Sussex Street and Tanner’s Walk, but that’s about it.
I get a taxi from Carrington Street. Where do I get one now?
Taxis can be caught from Trent Street near the train station, which is about a five minute walk from Carrington Street. From 7pm to 4am, taxis also rank at Greyfriar Gate near the Arndale Car Park. You can of course hail a taxi in the street if you see one with its light on.
I normally use the roads around the Car Park on my way somewhere else. Given lanes will be closed, where can I go instead?
The works done around the area have been designed to maintain a flow of traffic but there is the possibility of disruption. The City Council has created maps to show alternative routes people can use, not just in the city centre but around the entire city area so that people can continue to get around.
How do I get in touch if I have questions?
You can contact us on 0115 876 3334 or email email@example.com
Where is the money coming from?
Investment in the Broadmarsh car park doesn’t come from council tax. Funding has been provided by key partners involved in the regeneration of the Broadmarsh area and borrowing. Over time, the development will pay for itself through income generation which will also help to pay for key council services.
Are you doing any more roadworks while Broadmarsh works are underway?
We are conscious that while this redevelopment is needed in the area, these works are likely to cause disruption. Considering this, we are intending to keep any other roadworks nearby or on diversionary routes to an absolute minimum so you are able to get around the city. There may be instances where emergency works need to take place, but when this happens we will work closely with contractors and external agencies to get these works finished as quickly as possible.
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