Demolition work is underway on Huddersfield’s former Market Hall multi-storey car park.

Contractors moved onto the site in Alfred Street at the end of February but only now has work begun to remove the upper levels.

Kirklees Council’s long-term plan is for a new multi-storey car park but, in the short-term, the site will become a temporary car park with 110 spaces.

The existing ground and lower ground floor levels will be retained and will be accessed via the underpass from Huddersfield Ring Road.

David Shepherd, strategic director for growth and regeneration at Kirklees Council, said: “The demolition of the car park is progressing well and in line with our ambitious Blueprint.

“We will create an open car park by retaining the lower levels of the existing car park. There will be 110 spaces and access will be via the underpass with easy pedestrian access to Alfred Street.

“We are currently finalising design proposals and are confident that the temporary car park will be ready for use in the autumn.”

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