New car park opens in Blackburn town centre

A new five storey multi storey car park has opened in Blackburn town centre.

The Fielden Street Car Park is adjacent to the Waves leisure centre, King George’s Hall and Blackburn College in Feilden Street, off the new orbital route along Montague Street on the west side of town.

It can accommodate up to 512 cars and replaces the previous 100-space car park at Waves.

The new car park is a key element of the town centre strategy after many of the surface long stay car parks were lost due to the major new developments in the town.

It is open seven days a week and secure features include:

• Proximity card access
• Manned kiosk facility
• Flexible operating hours for King George’s hall events
• Barrier entrance and exit
• Coin and card payment facilities with intercom
• Full CCTV coverage on all floors
• External perimeter zoom, pan and tilt colour CCTV surveillance
• Internal lighting levels will be to British Standard meaning a safer environment.

Councillor Alan Cottam, executive member for regeneration, said: “At last this key town centre car park is open. Adjacent to Waves and King George’s Hall, it is in a prime location on the side of the town centre. There is a great deal of regeneration going on in this area including the new PCT LIFT building, the college campus and the shopping areas around Northgate.

“The car park will provide a safe environment for all drivers wishing to leave their vehicles under full surveillance and is particularly welcoming following the loss of other local car parks due to redevelopment.”

Opening times

Monday to Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays) 7am til 11pm Sundays 9am to 6pm

Tariff

Mon- Sat

• Up to an hour £1.50
• Up to two hours £2.00
• Up to three hours £2.70
• Up to four hours £3.10
• Up to six hours £5.00
• Over six hours £10.00

Sun

Up to six hours £1.00

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