You may have noticed that there doesn’t appear to be a huge amount happening at the site of the new multi-storey car park on Lower Kings Road in Berkhamsted – but that doesn’t mean work has ground to a halt.
Ben Hosier from Dacorum Borough Council explains. ‘The contractor is in the process of overseeing the utilities diversion works,’ he says. ‘This means diverting existing electricity, gas and telecom services from under the existing surface car park.
‘Once the utilities have been diverted, construction will begin. This is likely to be during March, depending on the weather.’
The project is expected to last for 32 weeks, which means it should be ready by October or November this year. But what is it going to look like?
Currently there are no projected images to reveal, but the design hasn’t changed much from the original application, the drawings for which are shown here. The car park will provide 298 spaces and 15 blue badge spaces.
Although it’s been a controversial addition to the town from the start, let’s hope it all goes to plan and that, by Christmas, we have a car park that’s open and a town centre free of building works – at least for a while!