Integration with the new Community and 6th Form Colleges is at the heart of the design for this car park. The building forms part of the new college quarter and is an integral component to the urban design. The new building takes advantage of current technologies, both passive and active, to reduce the car park’s energy consumption along with its carbon footprint. This is in sharp contrast to multi-storey car parks from the 80’s and early 90’s where heavy concrete frames and expanses of masonry created dark brooding environments in which users felt unsafe and uncomfortable.
Images © Paul Bunch at Perspective-i