15 September 2023
Created and presented by Parking Review magazine, the British Parking Awards are an independent competition. The awards recognised the leading examples of car park management, enforcement, design and team work.
Car Park Renovation Award
The Best Car Park Renovation category looks how car parks can be transformed into inspiring buildings with a genuine social value and can host a variety of uses.
This award recognises property owners and parking operators who have worked with architects, engineers, contractors and other stakeholders to reimagine the role and functionality of the car park. The car park may be a new build or a renovated and remodelled facility.
Examples of projects could be:
A car park that is integrated seamlessly into a passenger transport hub
A car park that offers a range of mobility services (bike-hire, car clubs, Shopmobility, taxis, ‘click & collect’, freight transhipments, etc.)
A car park structure which hosts a variety of uses (retail, offices, residential, sports, art, performances, workshops, green spaces, etc.)
A car park that could, or is, being transformed to a completely different use.
Entries should be made with the participation and/or approval of the car park owner or primary operator.
The name and address of car park
Key team members (contractor, architect, engineers, etc.)
Number of levels, spaces, etc.
Type of structure and method of orginal construction
The judges will be looking for projects that:
Meet the specific needs of the destination served and local community
Makes use of high quality materials and finish
Show innovative solutions to engineering challenges
Show a high degree of co-operation between the developer, designers and planning authority
Features a sensitive, sympathetic and aesthetic treatment of the exterior and exterior.
The entry pack should include details of:
A clear statement of what has inspired the transformation or reinvention project
Poblems identified and the techniques employed to solve them
Clear identification of 'Before' vs 'After' gains
The process of defining and planning the project
How the project was funded
Feedback from project partners, clients and users
Safer Parking status
Awards the car park has won.
Images of car park exterior and interior ('Before' and 'After' shots)
Full plans and circulation details
Details/diagram of traffic flow and site access/egress
Details/images of site signage
Full postal address so that shortlisted car parks can be easily located by the judges
Evidence of Park Mark, ESPA and other awards
Customer and client feedback.