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Contract awarded for £22.9M steel-framed Gateshead Quays multi-storey car park

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Gateshead Council has awarded Willmott Dixon the contract to deliver a futuristic multi-storey car park in the Baltic Quarter of the town.

Appointed through the Scape National Major Works framework, the project will deliver 1,000 parking spaces as part of an extensive regeneration of the area, which also includes a landmark arena, conference and exhibition centre.

The project will involve constructing a 10-storey steel-framed car park, which will have 50 electric vehicle charge points, with the future potential for a further 300.

Other features include a new ‘pay on exit’ parking management system, a dedicated disabled parking area and spaces for motorcycles. To reduce the carbon footprint of the building, a large array of photovoltaic (PV) panels will be situated above the top level of parking.

Peter Udall, Strategic Director Economy, Innovation and Growth, Gateshead Council said: “We are very excited to see this crucial piece of the Newcastle Gateshead Quays infrastructure work start on site.

“The car park is essential to the arena, conference and exhibition centre development, but will also provide much needed parking for the area.”

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