The car park ‘product’ is not just the physical car park structure; many car parks are designed by structural engineers who do not understand the operational issues that can result from a poor design strategy.

GCA (UK) Ltd understands the impact good design and layout can have on the efficiency of the car park.  We offer professional and expert advice in:

  • Space utilisation
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Flow
  • Signage and Markings

The result will be a safe and efficient car park providing clients with a convenient and easy to use service.

Every new parking facility is different in terms of location, design and usage. The design of a new facility can never be prescriptive – multi-storey developments in a city centre will have different security requirements from a rural surface level car park. There isn’t a one-fits-all design for a safer car park. What GCA can provide is best practice guidance to clients on the design and incorporation of physical security features that will establish and maintain a safe and non-threatening parking environment.

Depending on the clients requirements and use of the car park be it for private clients or public use as designers we are also  familiar with the obligations of Owners under the Health & Safety at Work Act, as amended by S I N o. 2174/2002 concerning the ‘stability and solidity’ of employment premises. A car park also has to comply with the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 and be safe for persons entering the premises – lawfully of otherwise.