Central Avenue parking bays

A sustainable solution to convert an underused shop frontage area to parking bays.

Left to right: Scott Blackburn, Victoria Tyres & Craig Campbell.
Left to right: Scott Blackburn, Victoria Tyres & Craig Campbell.
  • Updated: 20 February, 2017

Project facts

Project team:

  • Client: Peterborough Highway Services
  • Designer: Skanska UK
  • Contractor: Durman Stearn Engineering Ltd

Cost:

£400,000

Completed by:

6 November 2015

 

What will the project deliver?

This project has delivered many benefits for local residents and shopkeepers including:

  • reduced congestion
  • increased off street parking
  • better street lighting
  • secure cycle parking
  • improved streetscape
  • support for local businesses

The design also includes a seating area with trees and landscaping.

A Sustainable drainage system (which allows rainwater to soak back into the ground rather than being taking away by pipes) was installed as part of project preventing overloading of the existing sewer system.

Local impact

More off-street parking benefits those using local shops and reduces the unsafe parking that was causing traffic problems on Central Avenue at peak times.

The appearance of the area has also improved, reducing anti-social behaviour and improving business for the shops.

Interesting facts

  • All waste was either reused on site or recycled meaning no waste went to landfill from this project.
  • The street furniture, including bus shelter, bins and community notice board were all repaired and reinstalled rather than being replaced.
  • New LED street lighting allows light levels to be controlled and energy consumption reduced.
  • Installing the sustainable drainage scheme saved around £58,000 compared to traditional drainage.

Project picutres

Before – looking South West
Before – looking South West
New Parking Bays – looking North East
New Parking Bays – looking North East
New Parking Bays showing Bike Bins and new Street Furniture in centre open space
New Parking Bays showing Bike Bins and new Street Furniture in centre open space
 

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