The former Adur Civic Centre staff car park in Shoreham is closing in preparation for a multi-million pound office development scheme.

Land in Ham Road is earmarked for new employment space as part of Adur District Council’s plans to regenerate the former Civic Centre site opposite to potentially create much-needed new homes and business accommodation.

Demolition of the former Council office buildings is already well under way and due to finish within weeks.

The former Council staff car park, which opened to the public on a temporary basis last year, will close for a day next Tuesday (16th May 2017) for a drainage survey to be carried out.

It will then close permanently from 1st June 2017 so that surveyors can continue their work ahead of a planning application for the car park site later this year.

Drivers who use the car park for pay-and-display are being redirected to other car parks in the town. The nearest are in Pond Road and Tarmount Lane.

A small number of monthly season tickets will not be renewed and current ticket holders will be advised of alternatives, including Riverside and Ropetackle.

Councillor Brian Boggis, Adur’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said:

“We apologise to users of Ham Road car park for any inconvenience the closure will cause. The car park was opened to the public on a temporary basis only while we made preparations for the exciting future of the site.”

“We are now ready to move ahead and look forward to the opportunity to generate new investment which will provide jobs as well as more homes in our area.”