As part of the multi million pound regeneration of Dover town centre, the Russell Street Car Park is closing at 5pm on 30 September. The area forms a key component of the St James's development, and the closure of the car park will allow developers to move forward with major work on the site.
The St James's development comprises 120,000 sq. ft. of new retail and leisure space, parking for 450 cars, and will feature a M&S store, a six screen multiplex Cineworld cinema, a 108-bed Travelodge hotel, and five national chain restaurants, including Frankie & Benny's and Bella Italia, along with a further 12 retail units.
Demolition contractors are progressing with the demolition of the multi-storey car park and the former County Hotel. They are in the process of making Burlington House safe, and stripping out and screening the building in a scaffolding wrap, with a view to the physical demolition of Burlington House getting underway this autumn.
The archaeological survey work in the Russell Street Car Park continues to make progress, and this will continue as scheduled. The closure of the Russell Street Car Park also follows the launch of a new 48 space car park in Bench Street in June, to complement the St James's development.