Sheffield home to world’s best car parkPosted by: Ashley Birch
The 'Cheesegrater' car park, in Charles Street
According to judges at an award-winning airport parking operator the ‘Cheesegrater’ on Charles Street is a ‘multi-storey marvel’
One of Sheffield’s most distinctive landmarks, affectionately nicknamed the ‘Cheesegrater car par park by residents, has been named as the world’s number one quirky car park in a rundown of some of the world’s most unusual car parks – beating off competition in Tokyo, Miami and Australia.
The car park was dubbed a ‘multi-storey marvel’ by judges at the award-winning airport parking operator and retailer Airport Parking and Hotels.
A spokesman said: “For those who appreciate architectural wonders that transform the ordinary into something rather extraordinary, we’ve collated a list of the 10 most quirky, unusual and spectacularly-designed car parks from around the world.”
Judges said: “Located on Charles Street in Sheffield, this 10-level multi-storey car park provides visitors to the city centre with 520 spaces and is affectionately known as the ‘Cheesegrater’ thanks to its striking and cube-shaped external design.”
The car park was designed by architects Allies and Morrison as part of the Heart of the City project, which also included the Peace Gardens, Winter Garden and Millennium Gallery.
It beat off car parks from across the world – including a floating car park in Japan and a 2.5 mile long car park in Germany.