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Uncertainty Over Future of Town Centre Multi-Storey Car Park

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Sep 23rd, 2015.

The future of a large mutli-storey car park has been thrown into doubt following the news the current operators would not be renewing their lease.

St Marks Road car park, located near Island Green in Wrexham Town Centre is set for closure this month after operators NCP confirmed to Wrexham.com that they would not be renewing their lease when it expires at the end of September.

Last night Wrexham.com had a number of people get in touch regarding the closure, with customer Mike Jones saying: “I have been a Season Ticket holder at the NCP St Marks Road Wrexham Car Park for nearly 20 years and have now been informed that the lease ends at the end of Sep and it is their intention to leave the site. Lots of people at work have had emails and letters confirming this.

“Such an iconic building that has been a car park since the 70’s. Such a shame, but more importantly where are the 300+ users going to park and how will this affect the shopping in that area of an already depleted town.”

The car park itself, which has 309 spaces has been operational in the town centre for a number of years and has become a popular space to park for those who work in the town centre.

It is not yet known if and when future operators will take over the running of the car park.

A spokesperson for NCP told Wrexham.com this afternoon: “NCP will not be renewing its lease on the St Mark’s car park when it expires at the end of the month, and the car park will revert back to the landlord.

“We have three members of staff on this standalone site and as part of our normal procedure all staff have been offered alternative opportunities within the company, while we await their response we are doing all we can to help them secure local employment and have opened communication with the landlord to investigate transferring them to any potential new operator.

“We have kept in touch with all our season ticket holders at this car park and we are now talking to our customers daily advising where best to park for both short and long stay visits in Wrexham.”

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