Car park solution provided by steelwork
Forming part of the wider Project Star, University Hospitals of the North Midlands NHS Trust’s scheme to improve local health services and regenerate a large area of Stoke-on-Trent, a new steel-framed multi-storey car park (MSCP) is under construction.
Spread over five levels, the Grindley Hill MSCP is being built on land previously occupied by hospital workers’ housing. Once complete, it will provide 1,700 car parking spaces for staff working at the adjacent Royal Stoke University Hospital.
Measuring 116m-long x 66m-wide, the steel-framed MSCP has been designed with perimeter columns spaced at 5.5m centres, while internally, there are 16m-long spans. Above ground level, the MSCP has a composite design as the four upper floors are formed with long span steel beams supporting precast planks and structural topping laid on top.
A precast flooring solution is also said to have been chosen as the most cost-effective, as well as the quickest method, as steelwork contractor James Killelea is able to install the precast planks during its steel erection programme.
The Grindley Hill MSCP is due to complete in April 2024.