Works to Haymarket car park in Leicester city centre are officially complete, following a total revamp of one of the most in-demand parking areas the city has to offer.
Providing direct access to Haymarket Shopping Centre, the old car park was run-down with outdated technology systems, and in need of structural repair work.
Leicester City Council appointed Seddon via Lot 2 of its £240m Construction Framework to provide a bespoke solution which would make the car park safe, accessible and easy-to-use for the public.
The two-phased, £1.5million works included a complete revamp of the top deck, with new surface-level pedestrian walkways, re-laying the outdoor deck, installing weatherproof covering, and repairs to the concrete and brickwork.
The second phase of works also included refurbishing the ground floor, with the team making significant alterations to the car park entrance.
Mark Govan, project officer for Leicester City Council, said: “Seddon was on-site for the Haymarket project from May to December 2019. Any issues were quickly and effectively resolved, and the works were completed to a high standard. The team was also brilliant when it came to helping and advising the public; Haymarket is one of the busiest parking areas in the city, so it's not been easy while the project has been ongoing. However, the Seddon team helped to make the process as seamless as possible.”
Andy Price, operations director at Seddon, said: “The success of this particular project is down to stringent planning and working in close collaboration with other key stakeholders. All of this meant the car park could remain open throughout the major works. We look forward to building on the strong partnership we formed with Leicester City Council during this scheme.”
Throughout Spring 2020, other contractors contributing to the project will continue to improve disabled access and connect the site to the nearby Haymarket Theatre and Travelodge Hotel.
For more information please see the Haymarket Case Study here.