Work is about to begin to revamp the Crosby Road car park in Northallerton, linked to the transformational Treadmills scheme.
The car park is now managed by the Central Northallerton Development Company Ltd (CNDCL), which is driving forward the Treadmills development.
CNDCL is to invest £150,000 in the car park, including introducing four electric vehicle charging points – the first in an off-street car park in Hambleton district.
The upgrade will include the introduction of electronic payments, by card and mobile phone, while parking bays will be widened and eight disabled and six parent and toddler spaces added.
The car park works will begin on Monday, September 30. The car park will remain open to the public during the evening, from 6pm, throughout the works.
The car park upgrade is linked to the start of construction on the first phase of the redevelopment of the former Northallerton Prison.
The initial phase will focus on new retail units, with Lidl and Iceland already signed up for the scheme, as well as further parking within the former jail site. Later phases will feature residential, leisure and offices, including flexible space for digital technology companies, specialists and freelancers, as well as a showpiece civic square and a four-screen cinema, operated by Everyman, one of the UK’s most prestigious cinema groups.
CNDCL is a joint venture formed between Hambleton District Council and leading Yorkshire property developer Wykeland Group to deliver Treadmills. Five Grade II listed former prison buildings will be restored and brought back to life as part of the £17m scheme.
Jonathan Stubbs, Development Director of Wykeland and a CNDCL Board member, said: “The Crosby Road car park has been integrated within the Treadmills development and will receive a significant upgrade as a result. The work is another sign of the positive change taking place in and around the former prison site.”