Parking Consultancy & Design

Europe’s leading Parking Consultants

Hill Cannon have a long history in all matters relating to parking as almost from the start of the practice in 1967, we embarked upon novel design solutions and now have hundreds of completed car parks projects and thousands of design or report commissions.

We have gained a reputation of being one of Europe’s leading Parking Consultants. Our experienced staff have been involved with schemes for optimising just a few parking bays to projects such as the Kuwait Ministry of Finance car park for some 4000 spaces. We are continually developing design improvements and responding to market changes to be able to offer optimised design solutions.

Pre / Post Planning

Key Contact

Peter Stienlet Tel: 01423 647474
Wakefield Westgate 3

We have produced the Car Park Designers Handbook (ICE publishing) to distil some of the knowledge gained over the years and to inform about the VCM circulation system as originally developed by Hill Cannon.

We operate with a wide range of clientele from car park operators, transport hubs, hospitals, universities, contractors, public bodies and private developers throughout the UK and overseas.

Economic Solutions

Our designs offer economic solutions to construct and maintain and take into account the services integration and potential for future proofing. We are experienced with standalone car parks as well as those part of a mixed-use development including basements. An efficient design makes best use of space and makes effective systems for access, circulation and payment types.

Our body of experience enables us to maintain high standards with economy and avoidance of those common problems with exposed structures such as car parks.

Amongst those areas involved in parking consultancy we provide the following services:-

  • Integrated design of car park structures with Civil, Structural and Service Engineering
  • Preparation of design and performance briefs for car parks
  • Preparation of reports on parking schemes, design appraisals etc
  • Car Park strategic and economic planning
  • Redesign of surface parking layouts
  • Appraisal of designs for Design & Build tenders
  • Act as Expert Witness in parking disputes
  • Advice on Automated Car Parking Systems (APS)

The Key Elements of Good Design Are:

Well laid out parking bays, aisles and ramps to ensure ease of circulation for both vehicles and pedestrians.

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A user-friendly environment – i.e. good ventilation, lighting and open areas to ensure good natural surveillance.

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Economy in design by achieving good gross floor area per space ratios.

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Adequate access and egress control to ensure good dynamic traffic flow characteristics.

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Structures which are easy to build and economical whilst providing long-term durability.


Hill Cannon have provided over 100,000 parking spaces.

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