£600,000 in costs to demolish Plymouth multi-story car park
Taxpayers face a staggering £629,000 in costs to demolish the Mayflower West car park in Mayflower Street. Newly released documents show that Plymouth City Council spent £629,000 to demolish the car park.
Work was carried out by the Shaylor Group to dismantle the asbestos-ridden car park.
Councillor Steven Ricketts, shadow cabinet member for transport said:
“There are some big questions about this project and how it has been run,” said the Conservative councillor for Drake ward.
“£600,000 seems an extreme amount to spend on knocking down a car park when it could have been perfectly viable to do it for less.
“I think there needs to be some serious scrutiny of the costs. This is tax payers’ money.
“The new location for the bus station also seems dubious. I’m not convinced that the council has looked at all options.”
There are plans to convert the site into a modern inter-city coach station, and it is hoped this will create a more welcoming gateway to the city.
However, until plans for the coach station are approved, the site will be used to create a ground-level car park with 115 spaces for parking.
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