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Mystery surrounding sudden closure of town centre car park

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jul 12th, 2018.

Town centre shoppers have been left confused over the seemingly sudden closure of a multi-storey car park.

St Mark’s Car Park, located near the Wrexham Museum, has been closed since the start of the week.

The ticket machines have been removed, and the doors and gates to the car park have been closed off, with barrier equipment also no longer present.

All branding from the car park has also been removed, including signage outlining the costs of the car park.

When Wrexham.com visited the car park this week the entrance had been blocked off by an industrial bin and a number of drivers were turning around expecting to be able to enter the carpark. The side ‘back’ carpark was also blocked off.

At the time of writing St Mark’s car park appears to have been removed from the Britannia Parking website, with the option to book a space or start a season ticket for the Wrexham car park no longer available – a recent change.

St Mark’s Car Park had previously closed in 2015 after the previous owners, NCP, confirmed it would not be renewing its lease. The car park stood empty for a year before being taken over by Britannia Parking in May 2016.

We contacted Wrexham Council to see if it had been made aware of any plans by the company to close the car park. We were told nothing had been flagged up to the council, and the company itself have not responded.

A spokesperson for the company told us that Britannia would no longer be managing the car park. However the car park could still reopen under new management in the future.

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