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Toys 'R' Us car park to reopen – here's how much it will cost to park there

The Toys ‘R’ Us[1] car park is set to reopen next week after it was given a spruce up.

Following the collapse of the toy giant this year, the empty shop’s car park has now been given a lick of paint, parking bays have been made wider and CCTV has been installed to improve security.

Plymouth City Council[2] acquired the Western Approach[3] building’s long-term lease as part of its long-term regeneration programmes for the city centre and Millbay.cheapest car parks[4] in the city, with

The local authority said it was working on “longer term” options for the site, but in the short-term, it is reopening the car park to provide 150 new spaces, on Monday, September 24.

All day parking at the site costs £5 or £1 for one hour.

The revamp and clean up of the car park, which includes 31 disabled parking bays, 23 wider parent and child spaces and a further 96 general pay and display bays, has been carried out by volunteers from Shekinah Mission.

Toys R Us on Western Approach in Plymouth

Toys ‘R’ Us car park on Western Approach will be reopened

Cabinet Member for Finance, Councillor Mark Lowry said: “This is what we promised and a great start.

“Shopping habits are changing dramatically and we will be talking to traders and businesses to see if there is more we can do to support them.

“Shoppers need to be able to zip in and out of the city centre, particularly people who visit our independent shops in the West End, otherwise they will just click and shop online.

“This is slap-bang in the city centre and half the price of Exeter city centre car parks – and we’ve made the spaces wider – which we hope will make drivers happier.”

A review of layouts in other West End car parks to make better use of the space has also been carried out by the council.

This has led to 24 more spaces in the Plymouth Market car park, one extra space in Woolworth’s East car park, and five more spaces in Woolworth’s West car park.

Plymouth's Toys R Us, Western Approach is now empty

Plymouth’s Toys R Us, Western Approach is now empty

There’s also a new pedestrian walkway at the Woolworth’s East car park and Courtney Street car park has been changed from disabled only to a mix of both disabled and non-disabled use.

Steve Hughes, chief executive of the Plymouth City Centre[5] Company, which represents the interests of city centre businesses, said: “This extra parking is really good news for the city centre and especially the West End.

“It’s a top quality car park and just a short walk from Plymouth Market and the West End.

“We are really pleased with the parent and child spaces, wider bays and the fact that it’s well-lit and secure. At £1 an hour or £5 all day it is among the cheapest city centre car parks in the UK.

“We will soon be announcing our Christmas events programme and expect Plymouth to be the place to visit, shop and dine out this year, so the extra parking comes at just the right time.”

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  3. ^ Western Approach (www.plymouthherald.co.uk)
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