WORK to create a new temporary car park on the site of a former county council building in Carlisle will start next week.

Once open, the 90-space car park by the Lonsdale Building, located behind the Citadel in the city centre, will be able to use 24-hours a day and will include two charging points for electric vehicles, disabled bays and cycle spaces.

Like nearby car parks, the area will be pay and display with the same rates, with the option to pay by phone or buy a ticket from a machine using cash or card.

The long-term ambition for the area is to rejuvenate it as part of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal Carlisle Station Gateway and Citadels project.

Cumbria county councillor, David Southward, cabinet member for economy and property, said: “We’re always keen to make best use of our assets even on a temporary basis.

“This is a great opportunity to improve parking provision in the city centre, to reduce congestion and ultimately improve the highway network and help keep Carlisle moving as there will be more choice of places to park.”

The car park should be complete by the end of the summer.