The most colourful car park in town opens to motorists as part of Bournemouth’s Town Centre Vision (From Bournemouth Echo)
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The most colourful car park in town opens to motorists as part of Bournemouth’s Town Centre Vision
THE first public building to be completed as part of Bournemouth’s Town Centre Vision – and the most colourful car park in town – will open to customers today.
The seven-storey, 382-space Madeira Road car park was officially unveiled last week and opens today.
During construction, the 70ft high structure has become a high-profile landmark from the Wessex Way because of its large, bright aluminium fins that range in colour from pale yellow to bright orange.
The building is part of a major regeneration project led by the Bournemouth Development Company – a partnership between the council and Morgan Sindall Investments. BDC plans to redevelop a number of council-owned surface car parks to help provide more housing, drive regeneration and stimulate the economy.
BDC director Duncan Johnston said: “Sites such as this new car park will remain in council ownership so staying as publicly-owned assets for the town into the future.”
And Cllr John Beesley, leader of Bournemouth council, said: “These developments are all about creating catalysts for regeneration and improving the quality of life in Bournemouth through investment, jobs, economic growth and a better environment.”
The multi-storey, which has a development value of £4million, is next door to another BDC development, the £23million construction of three blocks of student accommodation for the Arts University Bournemouth.
And at nearby Horseshoe Common, BDC is working on a £12.5million development of 64 apartments and a commercial unit called the Citrus Building.
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