Wiltshire Council has confirmed that £600,000 worth of repair work is to begin at Culver Street car park next year.
The repair work will be completed in two phases, with the first starting in January/February 2022, and is considered essential to control and manage levels of concrete corrosion. The work was approved by Cabinet as part of the Capital Programme in February 2021.
Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “It’s important to us that the services and facilities we provide are of the highest quality.
“The repair works at Culver Street car park have been planned for quite some time following approval of the capital programme by Cabinet in February so I am pleased that we are now able to progress this project. A total of £600,000 has been allocated to the two phases of these works and we anticipate that phase one will commence early next year.
“These include replacement of the top floor surface coating, structural concrete repairs, and replacement of floor surface coatings on remaining floors. These types of facilities are used day in and day out by residents and it is important that we ensure they are safe for those who use them.”
- The works will include:
- Replacement of the top floor surface coating
- Structural concrete repairs
- Corrosion control to address the latent chloride damage
- Repairs to expansion joints
- Removal of overhanging steel planters for structural reasons
- Replacement of floor surface coatings on remaining floors
Cllr Richard Clewer went on to say that “the council is committed to working with partners to ensure that anti-social levels across Wiltshire remain low and therefore any measures to reduce anti-social behaviour that we can put in place are a positive step.”
The council has dedicated a further £26,000 to fund a series of low-cost measures to help reduce anti-social behaviour. This work has already begun with the installation of an iron gate, studs and rumble strips. This money is separate from the money allocated to support the council’s structural and maintenance work at Culver Street car park.
Councillor Atiqul Hoque told Love Salisbury that he began lobbying for infrastructure to prevent anti-social behaviour at the car park after speaking to local residents who said skateboarders and car doughnuts scare the elderly.
He said: “I’m delighted to see after many months of lobbying, Wiltshire Council has allocated the funds and agreed to spend the money to address the concerns raised by the residents.
“The rumble strip will stop the noise from skateboards and bring a stop to gatherings which contribute to anti-social behaviour. I would like to thank the police, Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council officers for working together to deliver this positive outcome.”