People with jobs in town planning are working on building a new coach and lorry parking facility in Birmingham's city centre.
It is being developed on Brewery Street - on the site of the former West Midlands Training Centre - and is expected to open in March of this year.
Birmingham City Council said the parking area, which is costing £1.5 million to construct, will be the first dedicated long-stay facility in the area since 2002.
As well as allowing for 32 coaches or lorries to park there, people with town planning jobs are making room for a welfare building with showers and toilet facilities.
The local authority hopes the new site will reduce the number of trips the 20,000 coaches who visit the city every year have to make to find places to park, as well as boost its tourism industry by enabling more vehicles to visit.
Earlier this month, the council revealed a £40 million project to develop a retirement village in the city will go ahead, providing affordable homes for older people in the area.
Posted by Jennifer Masters