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Issue 268 - 25 July 2014: Features
Orchestral manouevres in the car park

Orchestral manouevres in the car park
Deniz Huseyin

A run-down multi-storey car park in Peckham Rye, south London, is attracting a new breed of customer thanks to a growing reputation as an arts and classical music venue during the summer months. The site also houses a popular rooftop bar and café, with panoramic views of the London skyline. The 10-deck Rye Lane multi-storey was intended to serve a Sainsbury’s supermarket. But the store was never built, resulting in bay occupancy way... continue

The rooftop parking cinema club

The rooftop parking cinema club
Deniz Huseyin

The top deck of a multi-storey in Ealing, west London, undergoes a change of image when the sun goes down, transforming into a hipster venue where you can unwind, partake of refreshments and watch films. Occupancy of the 465-space Springbridge Road site drops off significantly during the summer as commuters take a break from work. So, for the second year running, Ealing council has agreed for Ealing Broadway Business Improvement District (BID)... continue

Case Studies
Managing the streets during the Tour De France

Managing the streets during the Tour De France
Deniz Huseyin
More than three million people lined the streets to watch the Tour de France cyclists race through England, according to council estimates. The Grand... continue

The Bullring: Aiming to be Birmingham's best car parks

The Bullring: Aiming to be Birmingham's best car parks
Bullring has been a vibrant market area in Birmingham since the Middle Ages. The area was redeveloped just over a decade ago to create a new focal... continue

Remaking the Merrion Centre

Remaking the Merrion Centre
Mark Moran
Car parks are not usually destinations in themselves, but last month a group of over 40 people donned hi-vis jackets and hard hats to tour the... continue

POPLA asserts its independence

POPLA asserts its independence
Mark Moran
Henry Michael Greenslade, the lead adjudicator at POPLA, the body which hears appeals made by drivers issued parking charge notices (PCNs) on private... continue

Whiteley: A shopping centre for local people

Whiteley: A shopping centre for local people
Whiteley in Hampshire is a 320,000 square foot retail scheme developed by British Land and USS. The scheme was built on the site of a previous... continue

Procurement
NCP brightens up its car parks

NCP brightens up its car parks
Operating over 150,000 parking spaces across 500 sites means National Car Parks (NCP) clocks up a significant energy bill just powering the lighting... continue