This part of the Castle Gateway Masterplan covers St George’s Field, which will become the new 'arrival point' for the city with a multi-storey car park and coach parking. The roof top will provide views towards the city allowing visitors to orientate themselves.
Site plan of St George's Field including application boundary line
Planning application for St George's Field
The multi-storey car park at St George's Field is designed with raised access at the first floor meaning that, floors 1 to 4 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. The junction would also feature pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities, creating a new, safe route in to the city.
The multi-storey car park design will create;
- a narrow building to keep the views of Clifford’s Tower and the city when looking from New Walk and along Tower Street
- green spaces surrounding the car park to the north-west
- a dedicated cycle route to the new crossing to the north-east of the car park
- green walls and warm tones of terracotta to help the building blend in with the natural environment when viewed from Clifford's Tower
Although this is a 'full' planning application, key elements such as the detailed landscape design and materials will be conditioned through the planning process to ensure the delivery of a quality scheme which is appropriate to its surroundings.