This part of the Castle Gateway Masterplan covers St George’s Field, which would become the new 'arrival point' for the city with a multi-storey car park and coach parking. It could also feature centre and roof top viewing platform.
Artist's impression of St George's Field
Part of the Masterplan showing St George's Field
- - proposed developments
- - proposed Ministry of Justice scheme
- - proposed developments (consented)
- - existing developments
- - public realm
- - enhanced public realm
- - proposed improvements to Tower Gardens
Proposals for St George's Field
The multi-storey car park at St George's Field would have raised access meaning that, upper floors could be used during flooding.
Junction improvements on part of the inner ring road would allow a right turn in to the car park for visitors from the west of the city, and a right turn out for those leaving to the south and the east. The junction would also feature pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities, creating a new, safe route in to the city.
The multi-storey car park would be a narrow building to keep the views of Clifford’s Tower and the city when looking from New Walk and along Tower Street. The area surrounding the car park would become green spaces and a dedicated cycle route to the new crossing.
Although the sketch is just an idea of what it could look like, it shows how good design – and features like a green wall – could be used to make a feature car park appropriate to its surroundings.