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04 / 01 / 2018
Work starts on major improvements to Wild Place Project car

Work is underway on transforming the car park at Wild Place Project.

Contractors have begun extending the current car park to take up to around 150 more cars.
 
They will then create 21 tarmac spaces for blue badge holders in the existing car park.
 
Finally they will resurface the present 5,600 square metre car park and mark out routes for pedestrians.
 
The work should be finished in five weeks ready for the start of the February half-term and will almost double the capacity of the car park at Wild Place Project.
 
Nigel Simpson, head of operations at Wild Place Project, said: “Work will take place on one section at a time so there will be plenty of room for people to park while the improvements are carried out.”
 
The finished car park which will cover more than 10,000 square metres, will be able to cater for more than 300 vehicles.
 
Wild Place Project, which opened four and a half years ago and is just off Junction 17 of the M5, attracted more than 200,000 visitors during 2017. It will be open as usual while the work is carried out.
 
Nigel said: “The area where the car park is being extended has been used for overflow parking for some time but it will now have a proper surface.
 
“The work on upgrading our car park is the first in a series of changes to make visiting Wild Place Project even better for our guests.”