Southall’s new car park has opened, providing significant extra parking for the town, in a bid to boost trading.
The car park is called Southall High Street. It is adjacent to Southall Market, opposite North Road and Southall police station, and is accessed from Uxbridge Road.
Southall traders and shoppers have been asking for more and better situated parking for several years. The existing car park in Herbert Road is often busy and many of the surrounding streets are subject to controlled parking restrictions. This means that motorists drive around looking for parking spaces, increasing the congestion in Southall, or choose to shop elsewhere.
The new car park is designed to meet this need while supporting local businesses by encouraging more visitors to the area.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council said: “Southall is an important shopping area and this investment is crucial in supporting local traders during these tough economic times. This new car park will attract more shoppers, both locally and from further afield, keeping business afloat and creating employment.
“This is an exciting time for the Southall. Major works will be starting soon to improve the town centre making it safer and more accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Crossrail will also be stopping here in the future, so this extra parking is coming at the perfect time. I am also very happy to announce that the car park was delivered at half the original projected costs.”