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Labworth Car Park, Canvey Island – Resurfacing and Modernisation


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


GBF Project Delivered

Project Completion Date


Summer 2021

​The Getting Building Fund funding will be used to deliver a comprehensive package of improvements to the largest seafront car park serving Canvey Island seafront.

The proposed car park improvements will deliver the following:

  • The existing sea wall access ramp will be removed to unlock a more efficient layout and an increase in capacity;
  • The two separate parking areas will be consolidated and resurfaced using porous ‘ecoblocks’ to provide improved drainage and eliminate localised surface water flooding;
  • Changes proposed to access/egress will improve safety and reduce potential vehicle conflict;
  • Bay markings will be introduced to increase the capacity from c.180 bays to 203 bays, including 12 Blue Badge bays (where there are currently none);
  • Provision of 10 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points.

The proposed package of works will remedy existing deficiencies of the car park, improve its visual amenity, increase capacity and allow its year-round use by eliminating localised surface-water flood risk. The works will also future-proof the car park by allowing for its use by a wider range of users, providing accessible and inclusive access, and supporting the low carbon transport agenda.

The combined effect will be to deliver an improved, high-quality car park to support the Canvey Island seafront visitor economy, delivering an enhanced parking facility which has been identified by local businesses as integral to supporting their aspirations for future growth. Supporting the future resilience and growth of the local visitor economy is an important priority for Castle Point Borough Council in the context of the adverse economic impacts resulting from COVID-19 which disproportionately impacted on the leisure and tourism sectors​.

Project Outputs/Outcomes
Public realm or green space improved/created (sq m) 6,833

£85m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

The Getting Building Fund focuses on projects that can progress quickly and that will stimulate and better integrate economies in some of the most economically impacted and COVID-affected parts of the South East.

£85m of Getting Building Fund investment has been secured, enabling delivery of 45 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

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Funding value: £700,000
Total Project cost: £911,696
Return to Capital Investment