By Connor Steel
FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL have provided all residents an update regarding the continuing demolition of Osborn Road multi-storey car park; saying in a press release on Monday (February 5) that the early stages are “well underway” and “progressing at pace” with councillors visiting the site to check the progress on the fourth week since it first started.
The multi-storey was closed for the public on January 2 and Neilcott Construction took over the area within days; which allowed them to begin the demolition from the following Monday (January 8). Works have continued on demolishing the building which was built back in 1973 and was believed to have offered around ‘40% of spaces’ within the Town Centre.
A single storey car park will be constructed once this demolition has concluded and feature larger spots for all vehicles, as well as including charging points for electric vehicles and additional planning to encourage “biodiversity”. It is hoped the new facility will be open in time for the exciting launch of Fareham Live in the spring and improve overall aesthetics.
Council Leader Cllr Seán Woodward joined with Cllr Simon Martin, Cllr Sue Walker, and Cllr Joanne Burton in paying a recent visit to the site, which allowed them to speak to workers and observe the works being carried out. Mr Woodward thanked everybody for their great work and said online that the project was “ahead of schedule” despite mixed weather.
Residents are reminded that a range of alternative parking facilities are available within the Town Centre, which include those at both Market Quay and Trinity Street. All maps are ‘downloadable’ via www.fareham.gov.uk/farehamlive, where residents can also sign up for any updates about this new entertainment venue which will be replacing ‘Ferneham Hall’.
Readers can view full comments from Fareham Borough Council’s leader, Cllr Sean Woodward, by clicking here; whilst they can examine further information on the ‘plans’ and any changes due to be made over time through this online link.
PICTURED BY FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL: Demolition work continues of multi-storey under a “lovely sunshine”.