A design competition to create a new multi-storey car park jointly sponsored by Railtrack and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council was won by DarntonB3 as architect alongside developer Wiltshier.
The land was provided by TWBC, on a former house plot, “Torrington”, immediately adjoining the Western side of Tunbridge Wells Station (“Central”).
Construction involved contiguous piling and significant excavation into the hillside to create a lowest floor which would be level with Station Approach and give direct access to the platforms. The bulk of the superstructure was constructed of precast concrete elements with brick and tile faux facades, albeit in a modern style. In order to increase revenue, the lowest floor level was given over to be a food supermarket.
The commuter parking element continues to be operated by Network Rail.
Drawing upon the knowledge and experience we have of sectors such as retail, commercial, residential and leisure we are able to create comprehensive scheme designs that seek to add value.
We are well experienced in working with clients, contractors and multi-disciplinary engineering teams to support and deliver wider infrastructure projects including station, interchange, MSCP and depot schemes.
Our CDMC team has acted on schemes associated with the rail network and continue to support clients in this important area of regulation and compliance.