Surrey Heath Borough Council today announced that work has begun to revamp Camberley’s Main Square car park,
“Work to improve Camberley’s Main Square car park is underway with a recent upgrade to level 4 now complete. As well as a new coloured resurfaced floor, the level 4 improvements include extra wide parking bays and marked pedestrian walkways.
Spaces have been widened to enable easier parking, particularly for larger vehicles, as well as providing more space to open doors and gain better access.
Surrey Heath’s portfolio holder for business Cllr Craig Fennell said: “We want to improve the customer experience for everyone using our multi-story car parks. The new wider bays aim to give car park users more choice to suit their needs while the new walkways will help guide pedestrians. This work is part our current programme of improvements in Main Square that will continue over the coming months.
As part of the improvements, new clearer signage is being installed and refurbishment to the stairwell on the Pembroke Broadway side of the car park is currently underway. This will be followed by work to refurbish the stairwell at the BHS end of the car park.
From June, the council will start replacing the current barriers and payment machines with a state-of-the-art ticketless system. This will reduce the time taken for vehicles to enter the car parks and therefore reduce queuing. Also starting in June will be the complete refurbishment of all the lifts in Main Square. This is a significant task, taking three months for each lift to be refurbished in turn.
The upgrades represent an investment of more than £500,000 by Surrey Heath Borough Council in its town centre car parks. Cllr Fennell added: “Throughout the work we will ensure our car parks remain fully operational and disruption is kept to a minimum.”