On Tuesday 30th October Cllr Martin Gowans approved the successful contractor who will design and build a new car park on Elder Gate, between the railway station and Morrison’s on land owned by the Council through Milton Keynes Development Partnership.
Demand for parking spaces is expected to rise in the medium term (1-3 years) and the new Multi Storey will help meet that demand. It will also help fill the gap caused by the loss of 300 parking spaces as a result of the expansion of the Santander HQ in 2020.
Cllr Martin Gowans, Cabinet Member for Public Realm said, “There is a need to increase parking in Central Milton Keynes. The new Multi Storey car park will go some way towards meeting that demand. I am pleased that Milton Keynes Council is able to invest in the new car park.”
Building work will start on the new Multi Storey in April 2019 and will only take a few months to build.
Cllr Gowans added, “The new Multi Storey car park is a big investment for the Council and we believe that it will improve parking provision in CMK. ”
Cllr Gowans concluded, “The successful tender is a reputable company that have put in place a strong financial proposal. I look forward to them completing the new Multi Storey car park to a high standard and helping to meet demand for parking in the City Centre.”