Partial closure of Livestock Market Outer Car Park, Newark
From March 13 the eastern section of the Livestock Market Outer Car Park (the area closest to the Castle Railway Station), Great North Road in Newark, will be closed before construction work starts on a new and cost-efficient office complex which will become the new headquarters for Newark and Sherwood District Council, Newark and Sherwood Homes and the town’s base for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Existing car park season ticket holders, who currently use the Livestock Market Outer Car Park, have been advised that it will no longer be available to them. We recognise that this may cause some inconvenience but alternative parking services are being offered at the nearby Riverside car park on Tolney Lane at no additional charge. Season ticket charges are however subject to annual increases in April.
The new offices will be built by the summer of 2017 with public car parking available on site. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to accommodate season ticket holders at the Livestock Market Outer Car Park in the future.
By relocating the council’s HQ to Newark from Kelham, we will be more closely connected to our customers and residents and with more than 230 staff working close to town centre businesses and services, the move will bring a positive impact on the local economy and help support the council’s prosperity agenda.
We firmly believe that the move, which is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2017, will help maintain and improve public services, reduce overhead costs and help save the council money.
Selling Kelham Hall will bring in £4m which will go towards the capital cost of the new offices.