Allhallows multi-storey car park will reopen to the public on
Thursday morning (17th April) as the regeneration of the new
Bedford Bus Station continues.
The car park was temporarily closed in March to allow new
customer lifts to be installed as well as improvements to the
vehicle entrance and exit ramps on Brace Street.
These works have been completed under budget and on time,
meaning the car park will reopen to the public as planned on
The refurbishment of the car park started last year and includes
brand new public toilets and major improvements to all of the
parking levels. The exterior cladding is also nearly completed,
improving the exterior appearance of the car park.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The reopening of
the Allhallows car park is another important step forward in
building the new Bedford Bus Station.
“The car park has brand new customer lifts, brand new public
toilets as well as major improvements to the parking levels and
exterior. There is still more work to be done but reopening to the
public is an important step forward.
“Bedford Bus Station has let our town centre down for far too
long and we are pleased that progress is continuing so swiftly to
create the new Bedford Bus Station.”
When the car park reopens it will be operating a pay on foot
system. Drivers will collect a ticket from the entry barrier and
when they wish to leave they will insert the ticket into a payment
machine, pay the required amount and then insert that ticket at the
exit barrier when leaving.
The pay on foot system is already used at River Street and Queen
Street multi-storey car parks.
Further improvements will continue at Allhallows until the
For further information on the new Bedford Bus Station, visit