Manchester rises high

Two new multi-storey car parks (MSCPs) in Manchester, UK provide striking examples of modern car park design. The first is the MSCP at the Manchester Transport Interchange. The car park is positioned above the main bus terminus and provides 700 spaces on eight levels. Circulation is based on Hill Cannon's vertical circulation module circulation system. The car park was built in precast concrete using modular components developed by SCC Ltd as principal subcontractor to Costain Construction. The final section of the upper deck is in steel with the final bay cantilevered. The outside of the car park has self-cleaning glazed panels arranged at different offsets to provide ventilation. The second car park is the 1600-space MSCP constructed for Manchester Royal Infirmary. The car park has a curved, louvred elevational treatment over a ground-floor retail space. Other areas feature terracotta-faced panels. The precast structural frame was produced by SCC Ltd to a package design by Hill Cannon with architects Pulmann Associates. The construction challenges and layout of both car parks are described. (A)


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  • Accession Number: 01043381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 9:01AM