Top Gear parks up?

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Let’s be honest, a car park isn’t usually a place you want to be standing around in for hours on a bitterly cold night in March. However, earlier this year, just before lockdown began, the Top Gear team came to Wigan…

Filming part of an episode for the new BBC tv series, the production team moved into the Millgate multi-storey car park at Grand Arcade.  APCOA Parking was pleased to work with Top Gear to make the car park available in the evening for filming to take place.

As the episode hasn’t yet been released, we’re not allowed to give away too many details, but we can reveal that it involved the three presenters – Paddy McGuinness, Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff and Chris Harris – carrying out speed trials in the multi-storey car park.  The APCOA team on site had worked with customers to make sure other vehicles were removed from the area first!

Who knows, after editing it may end up being a bit of a “blink and you miss it” moment, but for some of us in APCOA Parking’s world (and for this Freddie fan in particular!), it was a night out of the ordinary. The new series of Top Gear airs on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 8pm on Sunday 4th October. 

APCOA has a number of car parks across the UK which are suitable for use as film/tv locations – please contact our Press office with any enquiries.

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