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Abbey Street works move forward

Published on Monday, 31st January 2022

Work starts this week on the latest preparatory work in Abbey Street car park for the first phase of the Abbey Street Development.

Further works are to begin this week at Nuneaton town centre’s Abbey Street car park that mean the town centre’s first hotel has come another step closer.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has warned Abbey Street car park will see restrictions in place for the next month as further survey and ground investigation works begin on the site of the Abbey Street development.

The car park entrance off Abbey Street will be out of use from Wednesday 2 February, 2022, and the entrance for all traffic will be off Roanne Ringway, with the existing exit out on to Abbey Street unaffected.

Contractors will be conducting further survey and ground investigation works which will mean an area of the car park closest to Abbey Street will be out of bounds while these works are carried out. These early work are likely to be completed within the next month, but later phases will continue to impact users of 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 in the town centre.

Explained Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council leader Cllr Kristofer Wilson:

“I apologise for the inconvenience that these works will cause. However, this survey work is essential for us to progress the wider Transforming Nuneaton programme. We want to move towards contractors starting on site to commence construction of the hotel as part of the Abbey Street development as soon as possible.

“This administration was elected with a mandate to push forward with the regeneration of Nuneaton town centre. This minor disruption is key to enabling the works to start and I am eager to get the spades in the ground and cranes on the horizon as quickly as we can. These works are, I’m afraid, unavoidable if we want to get on the job.

“Signage will be in place providing information to drivers and pedestrians, and we ask everyone to show patience and understanding.”