The design, construction and refurbishment of car parks have seen the development of specialised techniques and procedures. The Special Projects Award recognises innovative practices and craftsmanship in the construction of new car parks and in the renovation of existing ones.
This award will recognise smaller and specialist car park projects (such as surface sites and roof decks), architectural elements of a car park (such as a façade) or an innovative construction or civil engineering technique.
Projects submitted could:
Showcase the use of innovative techniques and new materials
Display excellent craftsmanship
Advances in energy management
Enhance the locale and destination the car park serves both in terms of amenity and visually the building life 'post-parking'.
The name and address of car park where a case study is being submitted as part of entry
Key project 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 whose design and construction:
Uue of high quality materials and finishes
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
Provides well planned vehicle circulation paths
Feature excellent signing of vehicle and pedestrian paths
Act as memorable and well thought out gateways to the destinations they serve.
During site visits the judges will pay particular attention to the 'drivability' and location of each entry.
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.
You can either send in entries as either standalone Word or PDF documents.
Please submit completed entries and supporting evidence via email to
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.