RUSKIN SQUARE CAR PARK
Project: Refurbishment of 1960’s Car Park
Client: Potter, Church and Holmes
Services provided: Assistant Principal Designer
Contract value: £4.2m
Croydon Gateway Partnership wished to regenerate a tired 1960’s concrete car park adjacent to Croydon East Railway Station and the busy town centre.
Daniel Connal Partnership acted as Assistant Principal Designer on the £4.2m project, working with Architects Potter, Church and Holmes.
The project saw complete refurbishment of the car park. The original concrete was cleaned and restored. The installation of glass around the previously dark and dingy stairwells and lifts has created light, open and much more welcoming spaces.
Areas were also reconfigured to improve access and security, and new accessible lifts installed. Prior to the refurbishment, the car park was dark and the flow confusing. A new signage system – large arrows and clear level numbers painted onto columns, floors and walls – has made the flow more obvious and the whole space less confusing for users. A new LED system now lights walkways and roof level lights have been installed, making spaces brighter and improving safety.
The project was completed with new external green landscaping to enhance and soften the appearance of the building.
We are delighted that the Ruskin Square Car Park refurbishment has been recognised with two awards: Best Car Park Refurbishment at the British Parking Awards 2018 and a 2018 RICS Award in the Infrastructure category.