From Monday 6 June, the existing car park at the Carnival Pool will be closed to allow work to start on developing a new 529 multi-storey car park and bowling alley.
Part of Wokingham Borough Council’s ambitious plans to regenerate Wokingham, and an overarching approach to town centre parking, the new car park will help meet the needs of visitors to the town centre and leisure facilities for years to come.
Cllr Philip Mirfin, executive member for regeneration and communities, said: “The closure of the existing car park is a real milestone in the regeneration project and kicks off the major projects at the Carnival Pool, Peach Place and Elms Field.
“The new car park will help serve the town centre with its location right next to the proposed larger sports centre, and close to the new Elms Field development with facilities such as the new Everyman cinema, shops, park and fantastic play area.”
Existing businesses on the Carnival Pool site such as the swimming pool, gym, Superbowl and Burger King are unaffected and will remain open throughout the construction period.
Additional short stay car parking has been created for visitors to the Carnival Pool site at the Wellington House car parks located off Elms Road. These car parks are pay and display and offer a maximum stay of three hours.
Work on the new Carnival Pool multi-storey car park is expected to be completed by spring 2017.
People will be able to keep up to date with what’s happening on site and find out more about alternative parking by visiting the regeneration company website.