When you are based in the Midlands it’s always nice when you get a project at the seaside. This March will see Makers descend on the seaside town of Worthing where we will be undertaking a full refurbishment of the Buckingham Road MSCP.
Worthing Borough Council operates a number of car parking facilities and Buckingham Road is strategic to its forward development plans. Operating 3 multi-storey car parks Buckingham Road will be closed throughout the duration of the refurbishment and then once returned to the council will allow it to further develop its parking offer.
Centrally based and located just off the town’s high street it is ideally placed to service the townsfolk and visitors to Worthing whether they be holiday maker or day tripper.
The car park refurbishment is part of the Buckingham Regeneration Scheme which is set to improve the high street and encourage more people back to the high street. The Grafton Multi-storey will be demolished shortly after the refurbishment of Buckingham Road MSCP and turned over to development as part of the Councils economic regeneration programme.
Grafton will see 430 parking spaces disappear and the refurbishment of Buckingham Road will see the lifespan and value of the asset extended.
The Bucking Road car park was originally built over two years 1964/65 and this 10-level car park was built with a concrete frame with block and beam floors. As is the case with most concrete structures over time especially in the marine environment is now suffering from the effects of corrosion and the refurbishment will see the structure repaired, concrete protected and parking areas enhanced. As part of the regeneration process a new façade will be designed to complement the complimentary investments in other parts of the town.
The car park will remain closed throughout the refurbishment for safety reasons and visitors will be directed to the nearby Grafton & High Street car park facilities.
“We are delighted to be part of the towns regeneration programme and this multi-million-pound investment is testament to Worthing Borough Council’s desire to transform the area… the project is set to complete within 30 weeks but we hope to return it back to them before then.”
Simon Lamb, Managing Director.
“It’s been an extensive process to get to this point through extensive price and quality evaluation and we look to support the Councils objectives going forward”
Matthew Hewetson, Commercial Director
“The best fish and chips around so I’m going to have to watch my waistline but really enjoy being by the seaside beside the sea!!! Lol”
William McCrimmon, Regional Construction Manager, South.