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Interchange MSCP

Multi-storey car parking associated with the future HS2 Interchange Station.

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Solihull, United Kingdom


Urban Growth Company


Associated Architects

The Interchange Multi-Storey Car Park (MSCP) development, located within Arden Cross and the UK Central Hub, was designed to provide 7,400 car park spaces to serve the proposed HS2 Interchange Station.

HS2’s original design for Interchange Station included for 7,400 surface level car park spaces. However, it was recognised by our client, the Urban Growth Company, that the large areas of surface car parking significantly limited the opportunities for economic growth and commercial development within the area of the Interchange Station. Hence, they proposed that a multi-storey car park scheme should be developed to release land for a range of development types around the station. Cundall’s design approach unlocked 30 hectares of highly accessible land for sustainable development for Solihull; an 85% reduction in land take compared to the surface car park scheme.

Tim Stidwill, Partner, commented “We successfully secured a hybrid planning permission (including EIA) for this complex multi-phase scheme within a very short timeframe; this was only possible with all the parties involved to form a collaborative team”

Key fact

A 'bird hazard management plan' will be conducted prior to work starting on the car parks to help avoid bird strikes and protect the wildlife of Solihull.


Key fact

The freeing up of space will create a vibrant destination consisting of homes and businesses.


Key fact

The Hub will become Europe’s best-connected destination for business, leisure and living; a new and outstanding gateway to the UK.


Tim Stidwill in blue shirt with wooden shelfing background with plants

Tim Stidwill

Partner, Structural Engineering

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Our planning team provided bespoke Heritage advice in support of the scheme, in recognition of its sensitive location.