Council appoints specialist consultant to work on Waterloo multi-storey project

Release date: 23 October 2018

Cotswold District Council has engaged Stripe Consulting, a leading specialist in car park structures, to help create a proposed multi-storey car park at the Waterloo site in Cirencester.

Working with the Council, experts at Stripe will produce specifications for the operational elements of the car park, providing sufficient information for an architect to create the external design.

Commenting on the appointment of Stripe, the Chair of CDC’s Cirencester Parking Board Cllr Mark Harris said,

“We are delighted to welcome Stripe on board.  They are one of the UK’s leading consultants in this field and they have an enviable track record.  They will be carrying out a comprehensive review of our requirements and will recommend the optimum car park layout to suit our needs.  This will take in to account the public feedback we have already received and address concerns and desires across a range of issues such as air quality, traffic management, preferred size of bays, payment systems, road layout, and other operational matters. 

“We will of course be keeping residents and businesses up to date and will be seeking and be open to feedback as the process unfolds.”

CDC’s Cabinet Member with oversight of Cirencester parking, Cllr Mark MacKenzie-Charrington, is also very pleased to have reached this stage of the project,

“This is great news and represents a major step forward.  Obviously, we still have several hurdles to overcome, including submission of an application for planning permission in Spring next year, but engaging Stripe will help us immensely.  They will be able to provide the specifications for the inner workings of the car park, and this will pave the way for the appointment of an architect for the external aspects.   We will continue to consult the public so we can address any further concerns arising and we are always keen to take on board useful suggestions."

To find out more about Stripe Consulting please go to https://www.stripeuk.com/car-park-consultants

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Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
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