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​​​​​​​Car park disruption as Abbey Street work starts

Published on Monday, 29th November 2021

Work is beginning on site at Abbey Street car park, meaning disruption for car park users

The Borough Council has warned Abbey Street car park will see restrictions in place for the next few days, as work on the Abbey Street project begins on site.

The car park entrance off Upper Abbey Street will be out of use, and entrance for all traffic will be from the entrance off Roanne Ringway, with the exit out on to Abbey Street unaffected.

Contractors are conducting archaeological survey works which will mean areas of the car park will also be out of bounds while these works are carried out.

This phase of work is likely to be completed within the next two weeks, but later phases will also impact on use of the Abbey Street car park.

Eventually, the current site will be occupied by a hotel, leisure buildings, food hall, college facility and a multi-storey car park as part of the extensive Transforming Nuneaton programme of works around Abbey Street.

Explained Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council leader Cllr Kristofer Wilson: “This work is necessary as we aim to get the contractors on site to start work on the hotel for Abbey Street as soon as possible.

“There will be signage on site giving information to drivers and pedestrians, and we ask everyone to show patience and understanding.

“We recognise the disruption the work may cause, and hope to keep this to a minimum. However, we ask people to recognise that we are right at the start of an extensive transformation programme that has already drawn millions of pounds of investment to Nuneaton town centre.”