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City centre car park set for makeover

High Street multi-storey car park is being upgraded to make the facility more welcoming for users.

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Swansea Council is undertaking a full repaint of the High Street multi-storey car park in an effort to brighten up the building. Along with the full repaint, the Council will also upgrade lighting, and install additional CCTV coverage and new exit barriers.

Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure Management, said: "High Street is going through major changes with a number of large regeneration projects underway with around £100 million of investment.

"The main multi storey car park at High Street is in need of upgrading. We are starting these works immediately to make sure motorists have a better welcome than they currently do.

"We want people to feel safe when using the facility. Along with painting the stairwells and walls on the interior we are looking at other upgrades such as lighting and CCTV coverage."

The improvements are part of wider major investment taking place in and around High Street where developers are set to move on site at the Mariner St car park to create a £50m student development.

Mariner Street car park will close to customers from April 14 and customers will be encouraged to use High Street MSCP.

A major scheme is already under way to redevelop the Oldway Centre into a 550 bed student accommodation complex, costing around £35 million.

Referring to the Mariner Street plans, Council Leader Rob Stewart, said: "This exciting privately-funded project will help the transformation and regeneration of High Street building on the success of the urban village and other recent success stories in the immediate area.

"It will complement the £35m transformation of the neighbouring Oldway Centre which is due to be home to more than 550 students.

"High Street is a key city centre gateway so the Mariner Street scheme is crucial as we transform our leisure, recreational and retail offer by significantly increasing the number of people who live and work there."

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