Three of Truro’s car parks are to close next week ready for the first phase of work to transform part of the city.
The Pydar Street, Viaduct, and Carrick House car parks will close from Tuesday, February 1 ahead of work beginning in the Pydar area of Truro.
Last September outline planning permission was granted by Cornwall Council for a £170million project to be carried out over the next eight years, to create a new neighbourhood with 320 homes, restaurants and cafes, acres of parks and greenspace, and other amenities.
From early February, contractors DSM will start work on the site, which will see the demolition of Carrick House and St Clements House, 57 Pydar Street, the Viaduct car park and the Oak Way units, excluding Truro Bowl.
Truro Bowl will continue to be open to the public throughout the project. Moresk Road car park and the Pydar Pop-Up will also remain open.
Drivers heading to Truro are encouraged to use the Truro Park and Ride, which operates on a loop throughout the day between bases at Langarth to the west of the city and Tregurra to the east.
Alternative long and short stay parking can be found at Moorfield, Edward Street and Moresk, and short-stay parking at Old Bridge Street.
Stephen Rushworth, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for economy, said: “Much work has gone on behind the scenes to bring this project to fruition and so it is great to see the start of work on site. This project will transform the Pydar area and we will continue to work closely with residents and the project team on the look, size, shape, and materials used on the site.”
While the work is carried out, pedestrians will be unable to access the walkway alongside the car park, but pavements will still be open and clear.