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Car park expansion for popular Rushcliffe Arena

8 June 2018

Rushcliffe Arena’s car park is set to be extended following the success of the facility’s leisure centre and conference and meeting facilities.

Despite being open for just 18 months, Rushcliffe Borough Council have decided to expand the car park, due to the demand of spaces during peak periods.

Many more free spaces will now be created for Arena users, including some with electric car charging points. Bays for disabled drivers will increase and the flow of traffic around the site will be improved.

From Monday, June 11, phase one of its expansion will commence and take around eight weeks to complete.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Business Cllr Andy Edyvean said: “The success of the rebuilt Rushcliffe Arena has been exceptional. We’re pleased residents love using the leisure centre and demand is high for our conference and meeting rooms.

“The plan was always to review car park usage when we opened in December 2016 and it quickly became clear customers like what they see at the Arena.

“This additional car parking is an investment in the site to ensure that users have the best possible experience.”

The work will mean temporarily reducing the number of spaces available for Arena users meaning there could be reduced availability for parking, especially at peak times.

Council staff who use offices at the multi-purpose site are now increasingly walking and cycling to work or car sharing to help increase the number of parking bays available.

To book a conference or meeting room at Rushcliffe Arena email communityfacilities@rushcliffe.gov.uk or call 0115 914 8553.