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The steel framed St Andrew’s Car Park in Norwich has won the ‘Best New Car Park’ award at the annual Parking Review Awards held at London’s Dorchester Hotel.

Located in Norwich city centre, the structure replaced a decaying 1960s concrete multi-storey car park.

David Rogers, Strategic Parking Officer, Norwich City Council said the building has a bright metallic exterior – brave for such a historic city.

The City Council received their award from architectural and design journalist Jeremy Stewardson, who commented: “The judges thought this car park had a great facade. It’s bright and dynamic rather than a monolith and it provides as many spaces as the old car park, but in half the footprint.

Chris Whapples, Senior Partner of structural engineers Hill Cannon said: “Steel was used because it has good sustainability and can be fabricated off site.”

“It also allowed for a quicker and quieter construction time, which was important due to the city centre location,”
Mr Whapples said.

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