Campus West car park redevelopment moves forwards

How the new Campus West car park in Welwyn Garden City could look.

How the new Campus West car park in Welwyn Garden City could look. - Credit: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council/

The redevelopment of Campus West car park in Welwyn Garden City continues apace with plans submitted for the building works.

The scheme will see the expansion and adaptation of existing car park, including construction of new single suspended level parking deck, reorganisation of road and pavement arrangement, introduction of additional cycle parking, junction improvements and associated landscaping improvements.

It is hoped it will reduce the impact on town centre parking when Campus East closes for redevelopment into new homes.

The proposals for Campus West also include electric car charging points, 30 disabled parking spaces and 21 parent and child bays.

To encourage green travel, new cycle racks outside Campus West and next to the car park will also be installed.

Developers Bourne Parking have now submitted an application for a Construction Traffic Management Plan, a full site survey, a detailed surface water drainage scheme, a landscape and biodiversity plan, an arboricultural method statement, an updated remediation scheme, and noisy works and ancillary operations.

This project is the first phase of wider WGC 2120 regeneration proposals - funded by a £6.1m Homes England grant - to bring new homes, leisure, retail and community spaces to the heart of the town.

You can see the latest application here.