Leamington Station car park extension begins

Work begins on the extension to Leamington Station Car Park
Work begins on the extension to Leamington Station Car Park
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Rail passengers using Leamington Spa station are set to benefit from more car park spaces by Autumn 2016.

Chiltern Railways has started work on a £840,000 extension to the existing station car park on a disused site adjacent to the station on Old Warwick Road. The new facility will provide 380 car park spaces including five electric car charging points accommodating 10 vehicles.

Chiltern is working closely with Warwick District Council to ensure car parking is available for rail users during the Station Approach regeneration scheme north of the station.

The redevelopment of the 300 space car park site behind the station was given the go-ahead in November with a start date now announced as October 2016.

But the site will not be complete until at least 2021 and include several relocations and closures as building work goes ahead. The major transformation hopes to improve the appearance and character of the area as the gateway into Leamington.

Once complete, the new estate will be made up of 118 flats and 94 houses, 75 per cent of which will be affordable.

Once complete, the new estate will be made up of 118 flats and 94 houses, 75 per cent of which will be affordable.

The space will include a new council owned 100-space car park and cyclepath improvements into the station from the underpass off Avenue Road.

A new pedestrian route from Station Approach to Lower Avenue and Park Drive will also be created.