The project will install carports above the two central car parking sections, to which solar panels will be fitted. These panels will generate renewable electricity - powering not only the site, but also electric vehicle charging points and local businesses in the years to come.
Construction is expected to start in early 2020 and will take approximately one year to complete. The carpark will remain open, with construction taking place in phases to minimise the impact on parking.
The Team behind the St Ives Park & Ride Smart Energy Grid will be in St Ives over three evenings - 8, 22 and 29 October to discuss the project and answer questions. This event will be held at St Ives Corn Exchange, The Tony Burges Room, The Pavement, The Old Riverport, St Ives PE27 5AD, please visit here.