Real completes construction on major milestone town centre car park

16 June 2022

Real completes construction on major milestone town centre car park

Contractor and developer Real has completed construction on the new Northgate End multi-storey car park, in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.

The 573 space multi-storey car park officially opened for business on Monday 13 June, and will allow for another two car parks in the area to be freed up for future development.

Northgate End is first of many redevelopment projects in the town centre, jointly funded by East Herts Council and the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The car park will provide much needed parking to meet the needs of the growing population of the area and the thriving business community.

Featuring 54 electrical vehicle charging points and 31 disabled bays, the facility offers digital payment via the PayByPhone app. Charging hours are from 07:30- 20:00 with the addition of an all-day tariff of £4.80, Monday – Saturday; £1 on Sundays.

Councillors and representatives from the Bishop’s Stortford BID, Chamber of Commerce LEP, and Real also gathered to celebrate the opening, which marks the first step in ambitious council plans to free up surface level car parking for redevelopment into new arts, retail, office, leisure and residential space.

Viv Frankham, Chief Financial Officer at Real, said:

“It’s fantastic to see another project completed, and being able to celebrate the opening alongside East Herts Council and LEP.

“The car park is providing much more than just parking, allowing room for further redevelopment in the local area.

“We’re delighted that, through a significant amount of stakeholder involvement and co-ordination, we’ve been able to deliver the car park on programme whilst ensuring that the local community are best served by the new facility.”

Councillor Linda Haysey, Leader of East Herts Council, said:

“The completion of the Northgate End multi-storey car park is a very exciting milestone and moves us a step closer to wider Bishop’s Stortford revitalisation plans. Consolidating parking means that we can build a new arts hub, shopping and leisure spaces, breathing new life into this part of town and ensuring its long term prosperity. I am grateful to all the team at Real for their hard work and commitment to delivering this project to a high standard.”


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