Excel launches development of phase two

Excel London today paved the way for phase two by announcing plans to redevelop its undercroft into a 1600-capacity car park. The £5m project will commence next month and is planned to be completed before the start of the 2006 British International Motor Show next July. Commenting on the new development, Excel London chief executive Jamie Buchan said: “This project represents a significant investment by the company in enhancing the overall visitor experience. We are constantly seeking ways to improve customer service and deliver a first class experience for our guests. Including this development, Excel London has spent in excess of £10m over a 12-month period in the provision of improved world-class visitor facilities.” The 1600-space car park will be situated in the undercroft directly below the event halls. A new central lobby area will be created, with a lift, cloakroom, toilets and cash points. As well as direct access to the central boulevard via the new lobby, there will also be routes available to take visitors to the east and west entrances. The car park will operate using a pay and display system and will have integrated CCTV. Excel London estates director Paul May added: “This is a major development for us and will be a fantastic addition for our visitors. The undercroft parking is a necessary precursor to the creation of new facilities at Excel London in an exciting phase two development.”

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