Mansfield town centre car park closes as work on new 100-bed hotel progresses
A Mansfield town centre car park is to close permanently today (Wednesday) as work to build a new hotel on the site progresses.
The Mansfield District Council-run car park at the town’s former bus station is to be transformed into a 100-bed hotel and three restaurants as part of the prestigious £12m Stockwell Gateway scheme.
Property developer ARBA Property Group is leading the scheme and council bosses say the car park’s closure is a landmark in the ‘important’ redevelopment of a ‘key gateway’ into the town centre.
Coun Stuart Richardson, portfolio holder for regeneration and growth at the council, said: "Although it does mean losing a few car park spaces, Mansfield is fortunate in having a good supply of car parks and it will lead to a massive regeneration of this site.
"This will mean a boost for jobs and the local economy by encouraging more people to spend more time and more money in the town centre.
"All of this aligns to the council’s long-term strategy around Growth, Aspiration, Wellbeing and Place.”
Major brands Taco Bell, Tim Hortons, and Domino’s Pizza are all lined up to move into the new development.
Taco Bell, the world-famous Mexican-inspired restaurant brand, will bring 30 jobs to the town centre – while Tim Hortons, a Canadian brand, which has been expanding across the UK since 2017, specialises in premium coffee, freshly baked goods, sandwiches, wraps, and breakfast snacks.
Domino's Pizza will relocate from across the road to a new purpose-built building.
The plans centre on a new six-storey, nationally-branded, 100-bedroom hotel with breakfast lounge, car parking spaces, direct pedestrian access to the adjacent Walkden Street car park and revamped pedestrian links to the Four Seasons Shopping Centre.
For more information about alternative parking in the town centre, go to www.mansfield.gov.uk/parking.
The nearby Walkden Street multi-storey car park is also currently closed while new exterior cladding is installed.