Winners of the 2018 British Parking Awards

Best New Car Park

Sponsored by: 3C Payment

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 or surface sites.

The aim of the award is to showcase how a car park can be a truly inspiring building that has architectural merit, is well built and which functions smoothly in terms of traffic flow and layout. 

Projects submitted should aim to:

  • deliver an excellent driver and parking experience

  • create an attractive, safe and aesthetically pleasing environment

  • accommodate the emergence of new forms of vehicle usage, vehicle types and alternative modes of travel

  • include energy management systems and green thinking

  • enhance the locale and destination they serve both in terms of amenity and visually

  • cater for alternative activites and uses

  • make provision for the building's life 'post-parking'.

Entries must be made with the participation and/or approval of the car park owner or primary operator.

Depending on the field of entries, separate trophies may be awarded for: 

  • Best Multi-storey Car Park

  • Best Surface Car Park

To qualify the project must be operational at the time of entry to the awards.

3C Payment

The Intelligent Parking Award

Sponsored by: Alpha Parking

The Intelligent Parking Award recognises smarter approaches to the planning and management of parking. The jury is looking for examples of 'joined-up' or lateral thinking that deliver solutions to on-street and off-street problems or needs. The new approaches could be parking policies or operational projects.

The solutions and policies may address issues such as:

  • catering for excessive demand for parking at a specific location or type of destination

  • effectively managing the occupancy of car parks

  • balancing the parking needs of different user groups

  • encouraging the use of car-sharing, cycling and other travel modes

  • assisting the adoption of electric, connected or autonomous vehicle technologies 

  • defeating criminal acts, vandalism, parking fraud, etc

  • improving road safety

  • reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.

Alpha Parking

Communication Award

This award recognises imaginative, engaging and informative approaches adopted by parking organisations to communicating with the public and other organisations.

Entries may relate to: 

  • annual parking reports

  • marketing campaigns

  • public information campaigns

  • public consultations

  • lobbying campaigns aimed at policy-makers at local or national level.

‚ÄčThe communcication approach or campaigns could take a number of forms and employ a variety of channels, such as:

  • Videos

  • Websites

  • Broadcast and print meda campaigns

  • Social media

  • Personal engagement and live performance

  • Posters and leaflets

  • Reports and publications.

Parking in the Community Award

Parking is an essential public service and can be a positive contributor to local communities. This award will recognise people working within the parking sector who have engaged with and supported their local communities.

It is open to:

  • community engagement programmes run by parking teams

  • projects that see car parks become focal points of community activity

  • community and charitable projects enabled by the support of parking teams

  • fund-raising initiatives involving parking people, etc.

 

The judges will be looking for evidence of the following: 

  • Working for and with a wider community

  • Innovative thinking in the preparation, publicising, undertaking project/initiative

  • Degree of success in achieving goal, making changes, improvements, etc

  • Public profile achieved for the project or cause.

 

Innovative Parking Technology Award

Sponsored by: Makers Construction

The Parking Innovation Award recognises advances in the technology of parking. The innovation will be a piece of parking hardware, a device or a wider system that makes the management of parking more efficient and/or customer-friendly.

The technology submitted could be:

  • Parking payment systems

  • Access control and validation systems

  • Parking guidance information systems

  • Sensors

  • Electric vehicle charging systems

  • Car park repair and refurbishment products and processes

  • Lighting and energy management systems

  • ANPR and CCTV systems

  • Handheld terminals and other devices.

The innovation should be truly transformational, representing a significant advance on, or alternative to, existing solutions.

Makers

The Front Line Award

Sponsored by: PayByPhone

Parking can be a challenging profession. This award is dedicated to parking personnel who engage with drivers and the general public as a part of their day-to-day activities. This award will recognise excellent customer service, communication skills and community engagement. 

It rewards personnel working in roles that keep parking operations running and is open to individuals or teams of:

  • civil enforcement officers

  • parking attendants

  • parking shop personnel

  • park & ride drivers

  • call centre staff

  • engineers, technicians and maintenance staff. 

PayByPhone
PayPal

Parking Partnerships Award

Sponsored by: PayPal

This award recognises the importance of partnership working in the parking sector. The partnership may involve a mix of local authorities, companies, professional bodies, campaign groups and other stakeholders.

The partnership may be:

  • cross-border working between local authorities

  • a campaign designed to change driver behaviour and/or parking policy

  • an initiative to develop new systems, techniques or technologies

  • a project to draft and publish new policies or provide professional advice

  • a long-term or innovative commercial arrangement (a partnership needs to be deeper and more ambitious than a conventional term contract). 

Parking Team of the Year

Sponsored by: Phoenix

This award is open to teams working for either a local authority or for a private sector organisation.

The award recognises the work of both on-street and off-street parking operations.

The parking team may work in the front line, run the back office or provide support services (including IT, press, marketing, maintenance and service departments).

Phoenix Commercial

Parking Person of the Year

Sponsored by: RingGo

This award is open to all local authorities and private operators that may nominate an individual parking employee who has consistently made an outstanding contribution to the industry and represents a 'model of excellence'. 

RingGo

Young Parking Professional Award

 

This award recognises the rising stars of parking, people aged between 18 and 29 who represent the talent of the future. It is open to all local authorities and private operators to nominate an individual parking employee, consultant or contractor who has consistently made an outstanding contribution to their team and the wider parking sector. Candidates should be no older than 29-years-old on 1 April 2019.

Reinventing the Car Park

Award Sponsored by: InaParc Ltd

The new 'Reinventing the Car Park' category looks how car parks can be transformed into inspiring buildings with a genuine social value and can host a variety of uses.

The award will recognise 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 submitted could be:

  • A car park that is integrated seamlessly into a passenger transport hub

  • A car park offers a range of mobility services (bike-hire, car clubs, Shopmobility, taxis, 'click & collect', freight transhipment, etc.)

  • A car park structure which hosts a variety of uses (retail, offices, residential sports facilities, art, performances, films, workshops, green spaces, etc.)

  • A car park that could, or is, being transitioned to a completely different use.

Entries must be made with the participation and/or approval of the car park owner or primary operator. 

InaParc

Green Parking Award

This new category recognises the many ways in which parking policy, design and management pactice can help improve the quality of the environment. The category encompasses the building and operation of both on-street and off-street parking.

Schemes and projects which could be eligible include:

  • Park & ride schemes 

  • Cycle parking projects

  • Electric vehicle charging and vehicle-to-grid schemes

  • The use of solar-power and wind energy systems

  • Energy management projects

  • Clean Air Zones, Low Emission Zones, emissions-based tariff schemes, engine idling campaigns

  • Use of electric and low-emission patrol and public service vehicles

  • Green walls, sustainable urban drainage schemes, etc.

  • Ethically sourced products

  • Carbon offset projects.

Parking as a Service Award

This new category will recognise how parking providers can create a positive experience for motorists. The category rewards work done by parking providers to create easy-to-understand, non-confrontational and person-centric services.

In particular, the category recognises how parking providers are harnessing data and real-time connectivity to not only enhance operational efficiency but to engage with drivers, enabling them to:

  • select, book and pay for parking (often in parallel to purchasing other services)

  • be informed of parking tariffs, locations and regulations on the move

  • set up parking accounts (enabling them to avoid parking fines and excess charges)

  • qualify for specific permits and concessions

  • use specific services such as electric vehicle charging or designated parking bays

  • access and validate promotional offers provided by third parties working with the parking provider

  • coordinate their parking with use of other modes of transport via ideas such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) schemes.

Parking Matters Prize

Presented by: Parking Matters

Parking is an essential urban service without which towns and cities would cease to function. The award will be presented to a person, organisation or project in the UK or internationally that is fundamentally rethinking and reinventing the way in which parking is planned, designed, provided, experienced and marketed.

The recipient is selected by Parking Review magazine in consultation with Parking Matters, a leading consultancy in the world of parking with whom we produce the annual Parking & Property conference.

Best Car Park Refurbishment 

When car parks are refurbished they are expected to be clean, bright, well signed, safe and structurally sound.

The Best Car Park Refurbishment award will recognise property owners and parking operators who have worked with teams of architects, engineers, contractors and other stakeholders to renovate an existing car park to the highest possible standard.

The aim of the award is to showcase how a car park can be transformed into a truly inspiring building.

Projects submitted should aim to:

  • deliver an excellent driver and parking experience

  • create an attractive, safe and aesthetically pleasing environment

  • accommodate the emergence of new forms of vehicle usage, vehicle types and alternative modes of travel

  • include energy management systems and green thinking

  • enhance the locale and destination they serve both in terms of amenity and visually

  • cater for alternative activites and uses

  • make provision for the building's life 'post-parking'.

If you would like to nominate an innovate technique used in the renovation of a car park, that may be better submitted via the Innovative Parking Technology category.

Entries must be made with the participation and/or approval of the car park owner or primary operator. 

Depending on the field of entries, separate trophies may be awarded for: 

  • Best Multi-storey Car Park

  • Best Surface Car Park

To qualify the car park must be operational at the time of entry to the awards.

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British Parking Awards 2019

Created and presented by Parking Review magazine, the British Parking Awards are an independent competition. In their 18th year, the awards recognised the leading examples of car park management, enforcement, design and team work.

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8 March 2019
Royal Lancaster,
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