British Parking Awards 2017

Best New Car Park

Sponsored by 3C Payment

This site-specific award is open to local authority and private car park operators, owners, architects, developers and construction companies that have delivered an outstanding parking facility. Car parks entered may be multi-storey, underground, surface or park & ride sites. They can be standalone sites or car parks that form part of mixed developments. 

If merited, separate trophies will be awarded for 

  • Best Multi-storey Car Park

  • Best Surface Car Park

To qualify the project must have been completed after 1 July 2015 and operational at time of entry to the awards.

The criteria:

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 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)

  • Facilities and working conditions for staff

  • Security arrangements (staffing, lighting, CCTV, help-points, etc)

  • Environmental considerations during construction and when operational

  • Signage arrangements (internally and externally for guiding both drivers and pedestrians)

  • Arrangements for infrastructure maintenance (such as Life Care Plans)

  • Safer Parking Scheme Park Mark status

  • Other awards the car park has won


Please supply:

  1. Images of car park exterior and interior

  2. Full plans and circulation details

  3. Details/diagram of traffic flow and site access/egress

  4. Details/images of site signage

  5. Full postal address so that shortlisted car parks can be easily located by the judges

  6. Evidence of Park Mark, ESPA and other awards

  7. Customer and client feedback.


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Friday 10 March 2017

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British Parking Awards 2017