The multi-storey car park in Kirkby will be closed from Monday 21 August 2023 in order for work to start at the site to transform it into a more sustainable travel hub.
The Council has secured £2.2m of funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority which is being invested into enhancing the existing car park as a key gateway into the town centre.
The refurbished travel hub will support existing business and their employees and act as a catalyst to attract new business and employers into the town centre and in particular the nearby former Barclaycard building that is currently vacant.
The funding will be used to turn the current 8–level multi-storey car park into a sustainable ‘travel hub’ including long and short stay car parking as well as accessible bays, electric vehicle charging, cycle storage, installation of CCTV and sensor controlled lighting, contributing to the Council’s net zero priorities.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said “These improvement works are essential to not only create a warm welcome into the town, but also a key part of our ongoing regeneration commitments to retain and attract more businesses and, in turn, creating more jobs for local people.”
Whilst the refurbishment takes place, ample alternative parking is available at:
- Hall Lane
- Cherryfield Drive (long-stay at the rear, maximum three hours short-stay at the front)
- Irlam Drive
- Kirkby Market (a maximum of one hour short-stay)
- The Kirkby Centre (maximum three hours short-stay)
- Car park in front of Morrisons and Home Bargains (maximum three hours short-stay).
The works are due to be completed by early 2024. Further updates will be provided throughout the works.