Castlepoint owners told to expect "strict and stringent" conditions during car park rebuild

Castlepoint owners told to expect

Castlepoint owners told to expect "strict and stringent" conditions during car park rebuild

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THE OWNERS of Castlepoint Shopping Park have been told to expect “stringent and strict” conditions to minimize disruption to residents during the rebuild of the centre’s car park.

As reported in the Daily Echo, the owners of the shopping centre, based in the Strouden Park area of Bournemouth, recently unveiled a five-year phased plan to demolish the existing failed car park and replace it with a new one.

After details of the plans were presented to Bournemouth Borough Council’s Planning Board on Monday evening, David Kelsey, chairman of the board, warned there were likely to be strict conditions imposed by the council regarding working hours, noise levels and methods of working.

Cllr Kelsey said: “We really must not let the residents of Bournemouth be inconvenienced any more than they already have been over the past nine years.”

Peter Matthews, general manager at the shopping centre, said it would take between four and five years to rebuild the car park and walkways leading up to the shops.

The multi-million pound scheme will see new temporary car parks built behind the park to provide extra parking spaces during the works. Mike Nisbet, development manager at Standard Life Investments, told the board the new car park would be built using a steel frame and work could begin as early as January next year, subject to planning permission being granted.

When asked why the original structure failed and what was being done to ensure it doesn’t happen again, Mr Nisbet said: “We will provide a better structure. There were a number of problems with the exiting car park and it has taken up nine years to establish exactly what went wrong and find the best way to sort them out.”

Urging the council to deal with the application as quickly as possible, Mr Matthews said: “We hope to have a decision at the earliest opportunity. The sooner we get on with it the sooner we can all benefit from the new car park.”

A full planning application is due to be submitted to the council at the end of this month.

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8:17am Wed 23 Jul 14

muscliffman says...

Fascinating that Cllr Kelsey said: “We really must not let the residents of Bournemouth be inconvenienced any more than they already have been over the past nine years.”

So why is the same Council right now imposing unwanted long term chaos and inconvenience upon most of those same residents with their disastrous 'three towns travel' cycle obsessed anti-motorist scheme on the approach roads to Castlepoint?
Fascinating that Cllr Kelsey said: “We really must not let the residents of Bournemouth be inconvenienced any more than they already have been over the past nine years.” So why is the same Council right now imposing unwanted long term chaos and inconvenience upon most of those same residents with their disastrous 'three towns travel' cycle obsessed anti-motorist scheme on the approach roads to Castlepoint? muscliffman
  • Score: 33

8:27am Wed 23 Jul 14

Townee says...

It's taken 9 years for the council to realise that the building inspector didn't do a proper job inspecting it. Now I wonder who will pay for all this work, I bet it won't be the original bodge builder.
Perhaps the council want the work to go on as long as possible so people get used to going back into town.
It's taken 9 years for the council to realise that the building inspector didn't do a proper job inspecting it. Now I wonder who will pay for all this work, I bet it won't be the original bodge builder. Perhaps the council want the work to go on as long as possible so people get used to going back into town. Townee
  • Score: 13

8:56am Wed 23 Jul 14

John Garrett says...

Well said Muscliffeman.

I have always found Castlepoint convenient over the years. Its the roads to and from that are not now!
Well said Muscliffeman. I have always found Castlepoint convenient over the years. Its the roads to and from that are not now! John Garrett
  • Score: 16

9:30am Wed 23 Jul 14

pauls55 says...

Perhaps if they had been “stringent and strict” with the clowns who built the centre so badly in the first place, they wouldn't have to be re-building it now.
Perhaps if they had been “stringent and strict” with the clowns who built the centre so badly in the first place, they wouldn't have to be re-building it now. pauls55
  • Score: 5

9:44am Wed 23 Jul 14

MaxReturn says...

Nine years to discover the problem with the car park! Oh do get real. When the problem emerged I sent photos of the structure to a friend of mine who has a large construction company in Tennessee who also contract to that State. He diagnosed the problem instantly. BAD DESIGN. He also said that the structure would have to be torn down. Nine years of fuddy duddy explanations later we have arrived at it. Poor design, complete rebuild! Why nine years? If it had been built by CP of Tenn. Inc this would never have happened. Why can we never get anything right in this country?
Nine years to discover the problem with the car park! Oh do get real. When the problem emerged I sent photos of the structure to a friend of mine who has a large construction company in Tennessee who also contract to that State. He diagnosed the problem instantly. BAD DESIGN. He also said that the structure would have to be torn down. Nine years of fuddy duddy explanations later we have arrived at it. Poor design, complete rebuild! Why nine years? If it had been built by CP of Tenn. Inc this would never have happened. Why can we never get anything right in this country? MaxReturn
  • Score: -3

10:15am Wed 23 Jul 14

Gordon Cann says...

Christmas will on December 25th this year; that is about the level of
information given in the Echo report.

'W e will provider a better structure' who could disagree with that?
'There were a number of problems' surprise , surprise ,

The question put was why the original structure failed - when will that be answered?
but once again I note that Muscliffeman has dragged in a separate matter regarding cyclists- but at least he does not blame the problem at the car park on the European Union!!

but it serves to confuse the issue- why did the car park develop this major fault and is the nine year delay really to do with getting the answer to that question or is it anything to with issues between different insurers?

Finally will this renovation when completed be signed off by the Council?
Christmas will on December 25th this year; that is about the level of information given in the Echo report. 'W e will provider a better structure' who could disagree with that? 'There were a number of problems' surprise , surprise , The question put was why the original structure failed - when will that be answered? but once again I note that Muscliffeman has dragged in a separate matter regarding cyclists- but at least he does not blame the problem at the car park on the European Union!! but it serves to confuse the issue- why did the car park develop this major fault and is the nine year delay really to do with getting the answer to that question or is it anything to with issues between different insurers? Finally will this renovation when completed be signed off by the Council? Gordon Cann
  • Score: -4

10:22am Wed 23 Jul 14

High Treason says...

I am sure if the cement mix was analysed it would be below spec. Perhaps that is why we do not hear is to blame.
I am sure if the cement mix was analysed it would be below spec. Perhaps that is why we do not hear is to blame. High Treason
  • Score: 4

10:24am Wed 23 Jul 14

High Treason says...

muscliffman wrote:
Fascinating that Cllr Kelsey said: “We really must not let the residents of Bournemouth be inconvenienced any more than they already have been over the past nine years.”

So why is the same Council right now imposing unwanted long term chaos and inconvenience upon most of those same residents with their disastrous 'three towns travel' cycle obsessed anti-motorist scheme on the approach roads to Castlepoint?
You aint seen nothing yet. Wait until we have to provide an extra 1800 places at secondary schools by 2018.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Fascinating that Cllr Kelsey said: “We really must not let the residents of Bournemouth be inconvenienced any more than they already have been over the past nine years.” So why is the same Council right now imposing unwanted long term chaos and inconvenience upon most of those same residents with their disastrous 'three towns travel' cycle obsessed anti-motorist scheme on the approach roads to Castlepoint?[/p][/quote]You aint seen nothing yet. Wait until we have to provide an extra 1800 places at secondary schools by 2018. High Treason
  • Score: 5

11:12am Wed 23 Jul 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

If they are rebuilding the car park how about putting the parking spaces herringbone style like they do in North America. It makes parking so much easier and means that drivers doors aren't right next to each other so mirrors and doors aren't so easily damaged.
If they are rebuilding the car park how about putting the parking spaces herringbone style like they do in North America. It makes parking so much easier and means that drivers doors aren't right next to each other so mirrors and doors aren't so easily damaged. Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: 9

11:29am Wed 23 Jul 14

folkprotector says...

Bob Bournemouth wrote:
If they are rebuilding the car park how about putting the parking spaces herringbone style like they do in North America. It makes parking so much easier and means that drivers doors aren't right next to each other so mirrors and doors aren't so easily damaged.
I've lived in the States and can confirm the use of better parking patterns in many parts of the country. I think your suggestion is one the council and the contractor should use.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: If they are rebuilding the car park how about putting the parking spaces herringbone style like they do in North America. It makes parking so much easier and means that drivers doors aren't right next to each other so mirrors and doors aren't so easily damaged.[/p][/quote]I've lived in the States and can confirm the use of better parking patterns in many parts of the country. I think your suggestion is one the council and the contractor should use. folkprotector
  • Score: 8

11:46am Wed 23 Jul 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

...."temporary car parks built behind"....Why not make them permanent and bring the traffic into them from a dedicated junction (clover leaf) on the spur road, it could feed the hospital too, then they wouldn't need to keep prating about with Castle Lane!
...."temporary car parks built behind"....Why not make them permanent and bring the traffic into them from a dedicated junction (clover leaf) on the spur road, it could feed the hospital too, then they wouldn't need to keep prating about with Castle Lane! The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 10

12:38pm Wed 23 Jul 14

sc61 says...

MaxReturn wrote:
Nine years to discover the problem with the car park! Oh do get real. When the problem emerged I sent photos of the structure to a friend of mine who has a large construction company in Tennessee who also contract to that State. He diagnosed the problem instantly. BAD DESIGN. He also said that the structure would have to be torn down. Nine years of fuddy duddy explanations later we have arrived at it. Poor design, complete rebuild! Why nine years? If it had been built by CP of Tenn. Inc this would never have happened. Why can we never get anything right in this country?
Well for starters there's the "small" matter of working out who is going to pay for the rebuild - without bankrupting them.
[quote][p][bold]MaxReturn[/bold] wrote: Nine years to discover the problem with the car park! Oh do get real. When the problem emerged I sent photos of the structure to a friend of mine who has a large construction company in Tennessee who also contract to that State. He diagnosed the problem instantly. BAD DESIGN. He also said that the structure would have to be torn down. Nine years of fuddy duddy explanations later we have arrived at it. Poor design, complete rebuild! Why nine years? If it had been built by CP of Tenn. Inc this would never have happened. Why can we never get anything right in this country?[/p][/quote]Well for starters there's the "small" matter of working out who is going to pay for the rebuild - without bankrupting them. sc61
  • Score: 3

6:07am Thu 24 Jul 14

Phixer says...

Bob Bournemouth wrote:
If they are rebuilding the car park how about putting the parking spaces herringbone style like they do in North America. It makes parking so much easier and means that drivers doors aren't right next to each other so mirrors and doors aren't so easily damaged.
'Common sense' and 'Council' is something of an oxymoron in the UK. No prizes for guessing who is the 'moron'!
[quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: If they are rebuilding the car park how about putting the parking spaces herringbone style like they do in North America. It makes parking so much easier and means that drivers doors aren't right next to each other so mirrors and doors aren't so easily damaged.[/p][/quote]'Common sense' and 'Council' is something of an oxymoron in the UK. No prizes for guessing who is the 'moron'! Phixer
  • Score: 0

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