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Project Title - Car Park Resurfacing
Client  - Chorley Borough Council
Project Value - £405,000


In early 2014, the contracts were awarded for the resurfacing of four major car parks in Chorley town centre. These are all heavily trafficked car parks and as such had suffered from years of wear and tear; resurfacing and refreshing the car parks was required.


As a whole the scheme incorporated 13,750m2 of new tarmac surfacing, using standard black tarmac for the parking spaces and a red tarmac to define the access routes throughout (showing in the photograph to the right), along with new lighting columns and new drainage systems, including separator tanks and attenuation systems to minimise the impact of the car parks on the natural environment. Other works included in the scheme were, new fencing and railings along boundaries, installation of new bollards plus the re-paving of some footpaths and pedestrian areas.


Due to the constant use of these car parks to access Chorley town centre, careful planning, phasing and programming was vital. The smaller car parks could be closed for the works provided they were completed in succession, leaving sufficient parking open for the public. However, the largest of these, Flat Iron Car Park in the centre of Chorley, serving several major supermarkets, restaurants and Chorley Market, the closure of the whole car park was not an option and an alternative strategy of phasing the works was necessary. This ensured the works could be completed efficiently without causing any major disruption to local businesses and their customers.





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