Nottingham City Council is spending £77,000 on checking out the foundations, utilities and structural soundness of the car park before moving on to a further stage of considering how we update its appearance.
Cos we need it to look better if it is to support a renewed Broadmarsh shopping centre and a pedestrianised Collin Street – 300m by 22m of new public space.
Notts TV ran a story and found a shop worker depressed by having to work near it, a man who thought it had been an eye sore for 40 years and needed to be brought down and a shopper who agreed it needed a new look.
We can’t justify demolition. It’s as functional inside as it can be, and we have got lots of others things that need big capital investment throughout the city.
So lots to consider.