The new town centre car park built mainly in steel straddles the permanent bus access route into the new bus station. The lowest parking deck is some 6 m above the ground level where more than 50 buses are parked when not in service. Steel was chosen for the main frame largely for economic reasons but also because of the speed of erection. A footbridge is provided between the car park and the bus station and the ramp access to the car park allows segregation of the bus, car and pedestrian movements. A combination of parking ramps and horizontal decks allows internal circulation; exit is by a spiral ramp from level 2. Decks have been constructed with in situ concrete and are designed to act compositely with the beams provided with shear studs. To maintain the emphasis on steel, the cladding is also of steel, comprising chs braces with frame mesh panel infill. All the cladding elements were galvanised after fabrication and all connections are bolted to obviate the need for on-site welding. (TRRL)

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    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dawes, J G
  • Publication Date: 1985-6-20

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 11
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 165
    • Issue Number: 4849
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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  • Accession Number: 00457345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:01PM