Construction giant Willmott Dixon has been appointed as the contractor for a major new multi-storey car park in Stoke-on-Trent.
The company has landed the contract for the new 730-space car park which is being constructed as part of Genr8 Developments’ Smithfield scheme in Hanley.
The eight-storey building – which is being run and funded by Stoke-on-Trent City Council – will replace the existing Broad Street car park. Work is expected to be completed by summer 2022.
Councillor James Smith, cabinet support member for regeneration at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said: “This is a significant milestone in the ongoing regeneration of the city centre.
“As Smithfield and the wider city centre area continue to grow and expand, it’s vital we have first class infrastructure like this multi-storey car park, with the ability to fit-out new electrical charging and emerging technologies, that will ultimately support what is on offer not just now but for generations to come.”
Alan Hall, projects director partner at Genr8 Developments, said: “This multi-storey car park marks another major step forward in the Smithfield scheme.
“It is another example of how Genr8 continue to drive exemplar design standards at Smithfield. It will form an important piece of the masterplan to service not only current and future phases at Smithfield but the wider Hanley community.”
Anthony Dillon, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the North, added: “We are delighted to once again be working with Genr8 and the city council, to deliver a much-needed parking facility at the heart of the exciting and transformational Smithfield quarter of Stoke-on-Trent.”