‘Cheesegrater’ among world’s ‘coolest’ car parks

Q PARK/CHEESE GRATER, SEEN FROM CHARLES STREET
Q PARK/CHEESE GRATER, SEEN FROM CHARLES STREET

It’s become a landmark in Sheffield city centre, and now the ‘cheesegrater’ is in the running for the first title of the world’s ‘coolest’ car park.

The Q-Park at the corner of Charles Street and Arundel Gate will compete against ten developments in places such as Miami, Detroit, Melbourne, Rotterdam and Vancouver in a competition designed to celebrate creativity, style and ingenuity in the design of buildings often perceived as dull and dreary.

The Sheffield multi-storey, with 520 spaces over ten floors, was designed by architects Allies and Morrison as part of the Heart of the City project that also included the Peace Gardens, Winter Garden and Millennium Gallery.

It is on the shortlist chosen by a panel from thousands of car parks for awards backed by airport parking company, www.StressFreeAirportParking.com, and FX magazine.