Gloucester Docks Car Park
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A multi-storey car park constructed as part of a major
mixed use redevelopment in Gloucester is one of the first in the UK
to use circular precast concrete ramps.
The use of precast concrete meant that the car park element of
the project was erected in just seven weeks. The car park is a
15.6m clear span with a circular ramp structure at each end. The
stair/lift stores are contained centrally within these circular
The 257 space car park is part of a project at Barge Arm,
Gloucester Docks for two new buildings. The buildings, which are
designed with brick and timber elevations to complement the
existing Victorian architecture, will overlook the waterfront
towards the National Waterways Museum and will have views towards
The scheme achieves the highest environmental rating of
'excellent' and 'very good' using the BREEAM Eco Homes
environmental assessment method in recognition of its use of
natural, sustainably resourced materials and energy-saving
technology and design.
|Composite undertook the project for Crest Nicholson
(South West) Ltd.
||Cowlin Design and Build
For more information on structural precast concrete visit the
SPA at http://www.structural-precast-association.org.uk/
Images courtesy of the pre-fabricated frames and modular
buildings specialists Composite.
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