This site-specific award recognises outstanding car park design. It is open to local authority and private car park operators, owners, architects, developers and construction companies. Car parks entered may be multi-storey, underground, surface or park & ride sites.
Entries should be made with the participation and/or approval of the car park owner or primary operator.
To qualify the project must havee been completed after 1 July 2016 and be operational at the time of entry to the awards.
Depending on the field of entries, separate trophies may be awarded for
Best Multi-storey Car Park
Best Surface Car Park
The judges will be looking for car parks whose design and construction:
Meet the specific needs of the destination served
Makes use of high quality materials and finish
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 locale
Provides high quality, well-lit interiors
Have well planned vehicle circulation paths
Feature excellent signing of vehicle and pedestrian paths
Act as gateways to destinations.
During site visits 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
Construction processes (type of structural frame, building materials used, etc)
Nature of vehicle circulation paths
Budget (overall and per space)
How the project was funded
Payment systems and enforcement regime (where applicable)
Facilities for all categories of user (disabled people, motorcyclists and pedestrians)
Created and presented by Parking Review magazine, the British Parking Awards are an independent competition. In their 17th year, the awards recognised the leading examples of car park management, enforcement, design and team work.