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.
Outstanding Car Park Award
The Outstanding Car Park Award is presented to what the jury feel is the best parking facility in the UK. The category is open to new and established car parks owned by either the public or private sectors. The award recognises car parks that are managed, designed and maintained in a way that makes the start and end of each driver's journey a pleasant experience.
This site-specific award will recognise an outstanding car park operation. It is open to local authority and private car park operators. Car parks entered may be multi-storey, underground or surface sites.
The aim of the Outstanding Car Park Award is to recognise the entirety of a specific car parks - encompassing how it is managed, looks, functions.
Projects submitted should aim to:
Provide customers with a fantastic parking experience
Create an attractive, safe and aesthetically pleasing environment
Enhance the locale and destination the car park serves both in terms of amenity and visually
To qualify, the car park must be operational at the time of entry to the awards.
The name and address of car park
Key team members (main contractor, architect, engineers, etc.)
Number of levels, spaces, etc.
Type of structure and method of construction
The judges will be looking for car parks that:
Meet the specific needs of the destination served
Act as memorable and well thought out gateways to the destinations they serve
Are run in a customer-friendly manner
Offer a range of customer-friendly services (pre-booking, valeting, click & collect, etc.)
Feature a sensitive, sympathetic and aesthetic treatment of the exterior and locale
Provide high quality, well-lit interiors that feel safe and welcoming to users
Provide well planned vehicle circulation paths
Are kept clean and well maintained
Offer innovative and cus tomer-friendly ways of paying
Are kept up-to-date in terms of technology
Support the local business and community.
The judges will pay particular attention to the 'drivability' and location of each entry.
The entry pack should include details of:
Number of spaces, levels, etc
Details of when opened
Details of any recent major renovations or refurbishments
Payment systems and enforcement regime (where applicable)
Facilities for all categories of user (disabled people, motorcyclists and pedestrians)
Facilities for electric vehicle drivers, car sharers, cyclists and motorcyclists
Facilities and working conditions for staff
Security arrangements (staffing, lighting, CCTV, help-points, etc)
Signage arrangements (internally and externally for guiding both drivers and pedestrians)
Arrangements for infrastructure maintenance (such as Life Care Plans)
Provision made for electric vehicles and cycles
Public art works and other special features
Safer Parking Scheme Park Mark status
Other awards the car park has won.
Images of car park exterior and interior
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.