Rowan Car Park Deck Ready

Another successful case study of Fast Park, the creation of 55-60 additional car parking spaces on a demountable structure was tendered by Stockport NHS Trust.
The scope of the tender was the design, supply and installation of single deck demountable car parking structures on site known as Rowan Car Park at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, Cheshire.

The location for the new deck was an already existing surface car park that was completed in 2005 following the demolition of Rowan House and Hawthorn House on the same site. The Client was looking for a dismountable solution which could easily double the existing parking capacity to address a quick surge in parking demand, maintaining at the same time the possibility of a further development of the site, should the increased parking capacity become redundant in future.

The Fast Park Group placed the successful bid, resulting ahead of the competition on most fronts (program, price, reliability, post-construction support). As one of the primary benefits associated with Fast Park, the NHS was provided with a one stop shop where the burden of the traditional design build process with designers and contractors to be controlled, coordinated and paid, was side stepped in favor of substantial savings on both a cost and a time schedule point of view. The project management on the client side was also much simplified due to the off the shelf nature of the Fast Park product: the NHS Estates would liaise with the Fast Park project team directly with no need to appointing any other project management firm. The paramount attention paid to the Health & Safety requirements of the project execution was one of the main reasons why Fast Park was selected.

Construction of traditional parking facilities in hospital sites very often create inconveniences to users because of the lengthy duration of the works. Spaces are often lost to provide for the needs of site storage of tools and equipment and plant and building materials which can be very large. The loss of car parking spaces contributes to already existing parking and traffic congestion. The successful GoLive of Fast Park in hospital environments is due to the assembling method, a compartmental progression across a car park using only a pick-up based HIAB, a small fork-lift and hand tools. Installation is not obtrusive, without the disruption normally associated with traditional building. There is no use of large cranes or plant and the site remains clean. A specially trained workforce was able to work within isolated work areas protected with hoardings and warning signs and outside peak hours for hospital traffic. This minimized disruption to normal traffic, ongoing parking operations and pedestrian movement. All measures were taken to reduce noise, dust and other nuisances in full compliance with applicable Health and Safety Regulations.

The measurement of the noise spectrum of the upper deck surface and of all modular elements assessed negligibility either before and after completion of works. Noise measurements were recorded at approximately 25m from the exit ramp side of the public car park. Concerning noise produced by slow moving traffic entering, leaving and maneuvering on the Stepping Hill Hospital site, Fast Park was found to be insignificant in terms of contributing to the general ambient noise levels from other hospital traffic and other local noise sources.

Satisfied with the same solution adopted some four years ago at other locations within the Hospital premises, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust relied on Fast Park to maximize car parking spaces on small plots in compliance with an extended programme of strategic development works.

Client: Stockport NHS Trust
Design, Manufacture and Build: The Fast Park Group
Parking Spaces: 120
Completion Time: 60 days (assembling, deck surface finishing, fittings included)
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