At least for now, the former Superbowl site off Tritton Road has been turned into a ‘park and stride’ by a car parking operator.
Some 240 spaces are available at the 2.7 acre car park on Valentine Retail Park, run by Newark-based Robin Hood Parking.
The park will be open 24 hours a day and is being run on a rolling contract until a high end buyer is found for the site.
Director Robin Palmer said the city was in desperate need of a ‘park and stride’, explaining that more outer circle parking options are needed within walking distance of the city centre.
“The idea of a park and stride is great, it will help stagger traffic going in and out of the city centre and see more people walking.
“It’s an idea I have been trying to do for a while. The fight for parking in city centres is getting worse, so we want to introduce more to the outer circle.
“People will find the prices at the site to be very reasonable compared with some other parking in the areas. We specialise in good value.”
People can currently park on the site for £1 for four hours, £2 for 24 hours and £6 for a week.
As previously reported, the former Superbowl premises was sold to investors in September 2014, its closure resulting in 18 job losses.
Prior to this the building had been occupied by Odeon, until the cinema chain moved to its current Brayford Pool address.