NCP opens state-of-the-art site at New Bailey in Salford

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NCP and English Cities Fund (ECf) have officially launched a new 615 space, nine storey car park at New Bailey in Salford, opening in early December.

The £12 million car park, which was designed by architect RHWL and constructed by Morgan Sindall has been forward-funded by Legal and General and let to NCP on a 35 year lease.

The completion of the car park is a key milestone in the delivery of the New Bailey development, which also includes One New Bailey (a 125,000 sq ft office development which is currently on site) and a 143-bed Premier Inn (which completed on September 29th and is now open and trading). The new car park is also conveniently located adjacent to Salford Central train station. 

The purpose-built multi-storey car park features a number of benefits for customers.

These include larger and faster lifts, the installation of energy efficient LED lighting throughout the site and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). The online booking service includes pre-booking facilities. Level monitoring makes drivers aware of which levels have available parking spaces.

There are also direct links to the NCP customer contact centre via a number of help points throughout the car park, as well as 27 CCTV cameras for increased safety. There are also six charging spaces for electric vehicles.

Duncan Bowins, managing director at NCP, said:

We’re rolling out a series of new car parks that have the latest features – those our customers tell us they value to help make their journey as seamless and efficient as possible. The Salford facility has been designed to sit well within the surroundings of the new scheme and we think it is going to be a real asset. With a mix of residential, business and visiting customers, we believe we’ve built a sustainable new car park that serves the needs of the local community and includes all of the latest parking technologies that make our customers’ journeys easier.

Phil Mayall, development director at ECf, said:

The car park is the second element of the New Bailey development to complete on time and on budget. It is a really important aspect of the wider scheme, supporting the new commercial business district, which will significantly increase footfall in the area as more and more businesses see the benefits of locating to New Bailey.