Overnight closure of Grosvenor Square Multi-storey Car Park (MSCP)
From Monday 3 July 2017, Grosvenor Square MSCP will now be locked overnight (midnight to 5.30am) on a daily basis.
Why are we locking Grosvenor Square MSCP overnight?
Grosvenor Square MSCP has previously had difficulties with anti-social behaviour, rough sleepers and regular drug use. Therefore we have taken the decision to lock Grosvenor Square MSCP overnight to ensure that this facility can be kept safe and clean for the users of the car park.
How will it work?
For this trial, metal shutters will be used to close off access to the car park. Our Parking Services team will be working closely with a local security firm and Hampshire Constabulary to implement these closures, first ensuring all rough sleepers are no longer in the car park. Users will still be able to leave their vehicles in the car park overnight but will not have access until 5.30am. For any cars accidentally locked in overnight there will be an emergency out of hour’s number available to call, although they will incur a release fee.
Alternative car parking available nearby
Grosvenor Square MSCP has a capacity of 532 spaces and is located a 5 minute walk away from the city. For current users who park overnight, there are alternative car parking options located nearby at Bedford Place MSCP, West Park MSCP and Kings Park Road car park. All of these alternatives can be found on our interactive parking map.