Grainges Car Park, The Pavilions Shopping Centre, Uxbridge: Turner Lansdowne Holt & Partners, 1975, remodelled by Fitch Bendy 1988. One of two massive, brilliant, concrete beast car-parks for Uxbridge’s main shopping centre. You just can’t beat a good spiral ramp. Not sure which architects responsible for the spirals, but I imagine the original lot. What I particularly like about these beauties is the following, from the GetWestLondon website from May 2015:
“Skateboards, bicycles and roller blades have been banned from two Uxbridge car parks, under the borough's first Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). Gathering in groups of two or more people in Cedars and Grainges car parks, both off Oxford Road, is also now prohibited unless going to or from a parked vehicle. The PSPO further means police can now order anyone behaving in a way “likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to another person” to leave either car park for 48 hours.
Finally, police, PCSOs and council officers can now demand that anyone in the car parks hand over any alcohol or drugs they have on them. Failure to comply with the PSPO could result in a fine of up to £1,000 at a magistrates' court.
Acting police sergeant James Burgess, of Hillingdon Police, said: “Some of these conditions may seem harsh at first, but the car parks are not designed for skateboards, and those using them inside risk being hit by cars that would not anticipate them being there."
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