A £500,000 makeover has revamped a busy Colchester car park which closed for 16 weeks over the Christmas period.
Improvements include lighting installed to highlight the town’s Roman Wall, surfacing and wider disabled spaces.
Town mayor Julie Young, who officially re-opened the new-look car park this afternoon, said the refurbishment celebrates Colchester’s rich heritage.
“I’m very pleased to be able to officially open Priory Street car park,” she said.
“The refurbishment has hugely improved the look of the area and the lighting on the town wall looks stunning and celebrates our heritage.”
Contactless and chip card payments are now available at the car park under a new pay and display system.
Colchester borough council’s portfolio holder for safer communities and licensing Mike Lilley said: “Colchester is a beautiful town and the landscaping and architectural lighting of the town wall has really improved the area, creating a high quality parking facility.
“The introduction of cashless payments allows people maximum flexibility to shop, explore and have fun.
“By investing in our transport infrastructure we are both supporting the borough’s economic growth and enabling Colchester to make more of its great heritage and culture.”