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Car park in line for £2.4m of improvements

Plans have been approved to improve a key site in Mansfield town centre. The £2.4m scheme will see concrete panels on the outside of the Walkden Street multi-storey car park replaced with a decorative metal facade.

The plans were approved unanimously by Mansfield District Council Planning Applications Committee on Monday 17 December. 

They were submitted to Mansfield District Council by consultants Built Environment Design Partnership, on behalf of GF Tomlinson, the contractors appointed by the council to carry out  improvement work to the car park.

The work is needed after the integrity of the external panels began to cause safety concerns.

Cllr Dave Saunders, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Growth, said: "We have known for some time that the concrete panels on the car park were reaching the end of their natural life and we have been budgeting for this work to be done. However it became clear quite recently that this work would be needed now rather than later.

"The new cladding will provide a high quality and safe solution to the car park's current cladding problems and will enhance the look of the car park.

"This fits in with the council's wider strategy to transform Mansfield and make it a better and more vibrant place to live in and visit."

BE Design has been advising the contractors and council on the most appropriate and cost-effective repair options.

It recommended the council replace the concrete panels with a different kind of lightweight aluminium and steel cladding with an attractive geometric design which would also improve the appearance of the building.

Other advantages of the new cladding are that it would allow the building to be breathable and provide natural daylight into the interior of the car park. It would also deter birds from roosting and provide an anti-climb measure.

Work should start on removing the old concrete panels in the new year. It is expected the work to install the new cladding will be complete by April 2020.

Published on 18 December 2018

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