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  • Writer's pictureGethin Thomas

Lee Circle Car Park Leicester UK

This car park was almost impossible to photograph in full from the street. It is a long, multi layered car park with curved ends. It is formed by two spirals which run one above the other, creating in essence two seperate but interlocking car parks. There are no ramps as the parking floors are sloped. It is impossible to drive from one floor to either the floor directly above or directly below, as the spiral you are on will go up or down two floors not one.


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If the design sounds confusing then for example in the image below, it would not be possible to drive from this lower level to this upper level without completely exiting the building and using the opposite entrance. You would then bypass this lower level and end up on this higher level.


It is a clever design, because it means that at peak times there are two distinct entrances and exits on opposite sides of the building, with two totally separate traffic flows, minimising queues and delays.




On the top floor the parking areas have roofs to protect from the weather.













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John Durham
John Durham
Sep 03, 2022

A clever, and unique, design. I poured concrete on two multi-story parking decks that were fairly complicated, but nothing like this. I especially love the covered top deck. Very well presented - how on earth did you manage to get access when there were no vehicles present?

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Gethin Thomas
Gethin Thomas
Sep 03, 2022
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Actually this was a rare occasion of me not actually parking there but it was half empty so most cars were only on the lower layers which suited my purpose perfectly. It took me a while to get my mind around the double spiral idea.

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