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 – particularly at weekends and many of the surrounding streets are subject to controlled parking restrictions. The new car park is designed to meet this need.
Councillor Bell said: “I am delighted to say that we expect the car park to be delivered at half the projected costs – this represents great value for money for the council and tax payer.
“This project is essential to the regeneration of Southall and, with Crossrail coming and the major transport improvement works due to start soon in Southall Broadway, this is the right time to support businesses and do our bit to help keep the town centre as a destination shopping area.”
The total cost of the project is estimated at £2.514million – half the original budget. This includes the cost of buying the land, design and construction. The car park is scheduled to open to shoppers in the early autumn.