Published: Tuesday, 9th April 2019
The new Sevenoaks Town (formerly Buckhurst 2) Car Park opened on 8 April 2019, bringing 480 much needed, long-stay parking spaces to the town.
The lack of long stay parking in Sevenoaks has been an issue in recent years so in 2017, Sevenoaks District Council decided to build the multi-decked car park on the former site of Buckhurst 2.
The multi-decked long-stay car park offers 5 hour and all-day parking Monday to Friday, aimed at town workers and business parking. There are also hourly and all-day parking available on Saturdays for shoppers and other visitors to the town.
Charges apply 8.30am to 8.30pm Monday to Saturday with Sundays, bank and public holidays are free of charge. There are pay and display machines located on every level, alternatively payment can be made using the ‘Parkmobile’ cashless parking app and phone service.
The car park has achieved the coveted ‘Park Mark’ Safer Parking Scheme Award. It comes equipped with 23 CCTV cameras, which record 24 hours a day, along with ‘smart’ energy efficient lighting that dims down and turns off when no presence is detected. There are eight electric car charging points and up to 23 blue badge bays. Motorcycle and secure cycle parking is available nearby.
Sevenoaks District Council has worked closely with the architects and the local community on the design and the external finishes, using rag stone and timber effect fins, to help blend in with the surrounding area.
Annual and quarterly season tickets are available along with resident season tickets and permits.