Willmott Dixon has secured a 730-space multi-storey car park scheme in Stoke-on-Trent, part of the wider £300m Smithfield development
The 730-space car park facility in Stoke-on-Trent city centre will be built next to Potteries Way and forms part of the wider Smithfield development, a joint venture between developer Genr8 and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
The car park will feature 48 motorcycle parking bays, 112 bicycle spaces, 42 lockers and an initial 12 electric vehicle charging points.
It will be across seven levels, with two single-lane entrances and exits off Cannon Place for cars. Motorbikes and bicycles will use an entrance and exit off Cambridge Street.
‘First class infrastructure’
Councillor James Smith, cabinet support member for regeneration at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said: “This is a significant milestone in the ongoing regeneration of the city centre.
“As Smithfield and the wider city centre area continue to grow and expand, it’s vital we have first class infrastructure like this multi-storey car park, with the ability to fit-out new electrical charging and emerging technologies, that will ultimately support what is on offer not just now but for generations to come.”
Alan Hall, projects director partner at Genr8 Developments, commented: “This multi-storey car park marks another major step forward in the Smithfield scheme. It is another example of how Genr8 continue to drive exemplar design standards at Smithfield.
“It will form an important piece of the masterplan to service not only current and future phases at Smithfield but the wider Hanley community.”
Anthony Dillon, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the North, added: “We are delighted to once again be working with Genr8 and the city council, to deliver a much-needed parking facility at the heart of the exciting and transformational Smithfield quarter of Stoke-on-Trent.”
The work will be completed in summer 2022 and is being funded by the city council, which will be responsible for operating it when completed.