WILTSHIRE Council has revealed what work is to begin in Salisbury's Culver Street car park from next year.

Last week it was confirmed by two city councillors that more than £500,000 worth of structural work is to begin in January, 2022.

The unitary council has now told the Journal that £600,000 has been allocated to this refurbishment project, with an additional cash boost of £26,000 funding measures that can potentially reduce anti-social behaviour.

These features, including a gate, studs and rumble strips, have already been installed to deter unwanted behaviour onsite.

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The latest works were approved by Wiltshire Council’s cabinet as part of the capital programme in February 2021.

In light of the latest funding announcement, Wiltshire Council leader Richard Clewer said: “It’s important to us that the services and facilities we provide are of the highest quality.

“The repair works at Culver Street car park have been planned for quite some time following approval of the capital programme by cabinet in February so I am pleased that we are now able to progress this project.

"A total of £600,000 has been allocated to the two phases of these works and we anticipate that phase one will commence early next year."

Split into two phases, work in the car park from the new year will include replacing the top floor surface coating, structural concrete repairs, corrosion control to address the latent chloride damage, repairs to expansion joints, removal of overhanging steel planters for structural reasons and replacing the floor surface coatings on the remaining floors.

Phase two is likely to be delivered in 2022/23.

"These types of facilities are used day in and day out by residents and it is important that we ensure they are safe for those who use them," Cllr Clewer added.

"The council is committed to working with partners to ensure that anti-social levels across Wiltshire remain low and therefore any measures to reduce anti-social behaviour that we can put in place are a positive step.”

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