Collaborating with European specialists to deliver multi storey car park

Working closely with a specialist German contractor we overcame significant challenges to deliver the new Rose Lane car park for our client Norwich City Council. NPS provided project management, employer’s agent, construction procurement and contract administration services for this new 595 space facility, which forms a key part of the client's regeneration and development strategy for the area.


Providing specialist construction expertise to the client’s procurement team we managed a fully compliant EU procurement tender and bidding process to appoint Huber Car Park Systems on a design and build contract, negotiating with them the inclusion of an open book approach.


During the project NPS and Huber had to undertake the demolition of a locally listed building and instigate significant archaeology investigations which subsequently revealed heritage finds of national significance.


Part of the site had previously served as a garage with forecourt, requiring the team to locate and remove five underground fuel tanks. The ground in the area of the former garage was heavily contaminated, so we set up a significant programme of removal and remediation along with the sinking of monitoring bore holes to assess the effectiveness of the remediation strategy.


Adrian Blakey, Programme Manager at NPS Norwich, said: “Creating a close, collaborative team approach with the client and contractor HUBER Car Park Systems Ltd has enabled the creation of this bold and striking facility at an important gateway to the city centre.


“Working with a European specialist has proved to be a mutually rewarding experience and, coupled with the ability to draw on the wider NPS Group for specialist expertise, has enabled this prestigious project to deliver a significantly valuable asset for the city of Norwich.”