Nottingham City Council has taken the opportunity to establish a new car park at the east of the city centre at the Island Site.

The new car park will help with the loss of parking arising from the demolition of both the Broadmarsh and Unity Square car parks, in time for the busy events and Christmas shopping period.

The Council expect the new site will be particularly helpful for shoppers, people working in and around the area and visitors to Nottingham taking advantage of the events in the city, especially at the close by Motorpoint Arena. The Ecolink bus service will also stop at the new car park, allowing people a short hop to shopping, leisure and office destinations around the city centre.

The new car park is located at the Island Site, which has stood vacant for years and is now owned by Conygar who are looking to take the derelict site and transform it.

Councillor Sally Longford, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services and Public Transport, said: “We are pleased to be adding to the parking offer in the city, particularly given what the City Council can offer people travelling to the city over the Christmas period.

“Nottingham has over 8,000 parking spaces across the city centre to enable people to park in the city for commuting, shopping or leisure, and our Christmas moratorium means you should be able to get into the city without being stopped by roadworks over the festive period.”