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Refurbished Swansgate Multi-Storey Car Park Entered for Prestigious Award

Published Tuesday, 23 March 2021

The Borough Council of Wellingborough is pleased to announce that the town’s multi-storey car park is being considered for the ‘Outstanding Car Park Award’ at the British Parking Awards 2021.

The annual competition was launched by Parking Review magazine in 2002 to recognise and celebrate best practice, innovation and achievement in the design and management of both public and private sector parking. The awards ceremony will take place on 17 September 2021.

The Swansgate Multi-Storey Car Park project team includes:

  • Morgan Sindall Construction - Principal Contractor
  • Cemplas Waterproofing & Concrete Repairs Ltd - Specialist Contractor Partner
  • The Borough Council of Wellingborough - Asset owners
  • CPMG - Architect

The primary objective of the refurbishment of the car park was to address the progressively worsening concrete degradation issues and to bring the car park up to the Park Mark® standard. 

The Park Mark® Safer Parking Scheme is a Police Crime Prevention Initiative (Police-CPI) and is aimed at reducing both crime and the fear of crime in parking facilities. Safer Parking status, Park Mark®, is awarded to parking facilities that have met the requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the police, which will be undertaken during April 2021.

Councillor Martin Griffiths, Leader of the Council, said:

“The transformation that has taken place at the Swansgate MSCP is nothing short of remarkable, particularly given that the project has been delivered to such a high standard and all during a global pandemic without any significant delays.

“The car park has a new lease of life, and with the enhancements made we’re providing an environment that is now much safer and considerably more user-friendly to all visitors using this important facility at the heart of Wellingborough and serving the Swansgate Shopping Centre.

“The project team is to be commended on delivering this prestigious project in extremely challenging circumstances.

“I am extremely proud that this project, funded wholly from capital reserves, has been completed before our council ceases to exist on 1st April 2021.

“The before and after photographs are testament to the staggering improvements made and the multi-storey car park will be a tremendous asset both for the new North Northamptonshire authority as well as for our residents and town centre businesses.”