DEMOLITION has begun on a former Winchester money store to enable an expansion of park and ride.

Contractors for the city council have started knocking down Coventry House, the Vaultex site off Barfield Close at Bar End.

The council invested nearly £1.6million in buying the site that will create space for some 180 vehicles.

The funds came through the council's Strategic Asset Purchase Scheme pot, which allows the council to secure new infrastructure.

The multi-million pound fund has previously been used to acquire Winchester Bus Station.