Ruskin Square, Croydon


Refurbishment of a multi-storey car park in Croydon

An existing 1960s multi-storey car park is brought up to modern standards commissioned by Croydon Gateway Ltd Partnership to provide a smart facility for the regenerated Ruskin Square adjacent to Croydon East Railway station. It is reconfigured to improve access and security with a brand new vehicle entrance and exit from Dingwalls Road, new accessible lifts and a pedestrian entrance and customer centre on the south end of the building. The original concrete columns have been cleaned and restored, and enhanced with new external lighting and landscaping.   Previously a crime hotspot, the whole building is now secured at ground floor level and circulation is made legible to users through a new full height curtain wall through which all levels are identified by supergraphics and lighting.

Awards received-
2018 – Winner of British Parking Award for Best Car Park Refurbishment
2018 – Winner of RICS Awards for the Infrastructure project of the year

Also see Ruskin Square Case Study

Refurbishment of a multi-storey car park in Croydon

Project details



Start date

June 2016

Completion date

December 2016

Construction cost


Project partners

Stripe Consulting
Sure Engineering
Joanna Gibbons LLP
Jones Lan Lasalle
Butler & Young

“The Ruskin Square project is an example of how a car park can be reinvented rather than just refurbished. A strong design brief means that the renovated building feels
like a brand new multi-storey, making a classic Brutalist structure one totally at home in the 21st Century.”

Jury at British Parking Awards (BPA) 18