Addenbrookes University Hospital, Cambridge’s new multi-storey car park facility provides a total of 1,050 parking spaces over seven levels.
- Modern methods and materials were used such as composite cladding, curtain glazing and decorative panel fenestration.
- A pedestrian bridge has been incorporated to overcome level constraints and link the car park to the existing hospital infrastructure.
- A mobility facility, allocated spaces and specially designed circulation routes have been integrated as provision for less able people.
- The design philosophy for the structure utilised a vertical circulation module (VCM) design requiring careful detailed design development to ensure suitable ramp and surface gradients were achieved.
- A galvanized steel frame was chosen for the main structure, incorporating cellular beams to facilitate services distribution.
- Additional upper levels were redesigned to incorporate a roof. Although this added to the capital cost, the design reduced the whole life cost by omitting the need for special surface toppings, frost protection and maintenance.
- A soft landscaping scheme of carefully selected tree and shrub species was added to create an aesthetically pleasing environment
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