Cabinet agrees key design considerations for Waterloo multi-storey
Release date: 15 February 2019
Meeting on 14 February, Cabinet Members of Cotswold District Council agreed several key design considerations for the proposed Waterloo multi-storey car park in Cirencester.
Their recommendations included:
- Width of bays will be 2.5 metres (wider than the 2.4 m standard)
- Provision of 15 free bicycle racks.
- Spaces for motorcycles – numbers to be confirmed.
- Public toilets – including a ‘changing places’ compliant unit.
- Electronic signs to display ‘car park full’ information.
When an architect is appointed to design the car park, these recommendations will be incorporated into their brief. The final design will then be subject to the normal planning process.
Commenting on the recommendations, CDC Leader Cllr Tony Berry said,
“Providing wider parking spaces will increase the ease of use for motorists exiting and entering their vehicles; this would result in a slight reduction of the car park’s capacity, but I am sure that the extra room would be welcomed by many users. It’s also important to provide for the needs of cyclists and motorcyclists, and I am sure that the proposed spaces will be well used. Additionally, I am very pleased that this will present the opportunity to build some toilet facilities that comply with the highest standards for people with disabilities.”