Town centre multi-storey set for 13 June opening

Northgate End building and car park with yellow and black East Herts logo in corner
The catalyst for the revitalisation of Old River Lane in Bishop’s Stortford is now underway as the new Northgate End multi-storey car park nears completion.

Jointly funded by East Herts Council and the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the 573 space multi-storey features 54 electrical vehicle charging points and 31 disabled bays and offers digital payment via the PayByPhone app. Charging hours are from 07:30-20:00 with the addition of an all-day tariff of £4.80, Monday – Saturday; £1 on Sundays.

The electric vehicle charging bays are operated by PodPoint, which you can download for free from the Google Play or App Store. Charging costs 25p/kWh per kW and drivers can check ahead that bays are available.

The £16m car park is part of the wider development of Northgate End that includes a four-storey building with ground floor commercial use and 15 residential flats arranged over the upper three levels. 

Councillor Linda Haysey, Leader of East Herts Council, said: “With final preparations underway for opening on Monday, 13 June, we are looking forward to welcoming residents, shoppers and visitors to Northgate End. 

“It delivers much needed parking to serve the growing population of Bishop’s Stortford and vibrant business community and marks the first step in our ambitious plans to free up surface level car parking for redevelopment into new arts, retail, office, leisure and residential space as part of the Old River Lane project.” 

The council will close Causeway and Charringtons car parks on 13 June in line with the terms of the planning permission and is working on plans for their use ahead of redevelopment next year.