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Ribbon cut as Lichfield’s new car park is officially opened

The ribbon has been cut on Lichfield’s newest car park.

The new multi-storey site has been created as part of the Friary Outer redevelopment and features 400 spaces, public toilets and an electric car charging point.

Ruth Plant and Cllr David Leytham join David Clancy for the official opening of the car park

Ruth Plant and Cllr David Leytham join David Clancy for the official opening of the car park

It opened earlier this month but was officially opened by the Chairman of Lichfield District Council, Cllr David Leytham at a ceremony today (November 25).

“I was delighted to do the honours and cut the ribbon to launch this fantastic purpose-built car park,” he said. “Lichfield is such a popular city and it is really important that we have plenty of parking spaces to offer our residents and visitors.

“It is great to see the car park in use, and it will no doubt be invaluable to shoppers in the lead up to Christmas.

“We’re all really proud to have launched our first electric car charging point in one of our car parks and to offer a Changing Places fully accessible facility. It includes specialist equipment, such as a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist, to help people with disabilities.”

The £14million Friary Outer development will also feature a hotel and affordable housing when it is completed.

David Clancy, Director of S Harrison Developments Ltd who are behind the project, said: “The Friary is an excellent example of how effective development partnership is delivering real benefits to the city.

“With Lichfield District Council we have transformed a former car park site to create additional high quality parking, new homes and a new hotel.

“When the scheme is fully completed next year it will make a lasting contribution to Lichfield’s commercial, residential and tourism aspirations.”

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2 Comments

  1. Cynic

    25th November, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Is it additional parking?
    It states 400 spaces – I thought the old car park had 421 spaces or have I got the wrong place?

  2. Asellus aquaticus

    26th November, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Is this Cynic’s little brother “Pedant” posting?

    Good idea or not, waste of money or not, I think it’s not entirely unreasonable to use the adjective “additional” when you convert a 421 space car park to a 400 space car park + new homes + hotel on the same space.