Mariner Street, Swansea
The proposed development included 725 units of student accommodation and 1,974m² of commercial floor space on a site at Mariner Street, Swansea previously occupied by Mariner Street car park (107 spaces), a café and a disused gym.
A total of 12 car parking spaces were provided, eight allocated to the commercial floor space, and four to the student accommodation, primarily for use by those with impaired mobility and those servicing the accommodation.
Vectos explained the proposed level of car parking, set against City and County of Swansea Council’s (CCSC) parking standards, and the aim of planning and transport policy to promote sustainable development. We developed a bespoke Car Park Management Plan, linked to the Tenancy Agreement, to clearly set out the management of parking at the site (limited to six spaces) and ensure the development is effectively ‘car free’. This included details of the drop-off and pick-up arrangements at the start and end of term. We highlighted the excellent accessibility of the site, and demonstrated that the site was ideally placed to support sustainable development.
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