car park build using steel frame and composite steel decking

Benefits of Multi-Storey Car Park Construction

Multi-storey car parks are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, and for good reason, Multi-storey car park construction has emerged as a valuable solution to address the ever-increasing demand for parking spaces across all sectors. As a leading specialist of raised deck and multi-storey car park structures, we have compiled a list of the numerous benefits of multi-storey car park construction. In addition to this, using a metal decking solution also provides various advantages over other construction methods including fast-track build times, cost-effectiveness, flexible layouts, large open span floor plates benefiting vehicle and pedestrian movement and high levels of corrosion protection with manufacture backed lifespan warranties.

Space Saving

Multi-storey car parks can accommodate a large number of vehicles in a relatively small area. For example, this is especially beneficial in urban areas where land is scarce or in industrial parks where car parks can consume valuable land that could host additional businesses.

Protection from the elements

Multi-storey car parks can protect vehicles from the elements, such as rain, snow, and hail. This can be especially beneficial to companies who own a large quantity of fleet vehicles such as delivery vans. Moreover, car park life span and maintenance can also be enhanced by the specification of Magnelis® Kingspan Multideck, an improved zinc and magnesium coating suitable for the most demanding and aggressive (C4 and C5) environments.

Traffic Reduction

By providing more parking options, multi-storey car parks can help to reduce local traffic congestion.

Security & Safety

Multi-storey car parks can be designed to be more secure and safe than surface-level car parks, with features such as security cameras, controlled access, and well-lit parking spaces.

Improved Urban Design

Multi-storey car parks can be designed to be aesthetically pleasing and integrated with the surrounding environment. This can help to improve the overall appearance of urban areas.


Multi-storey car parks can also be used to support sustainable development initiatives, such as solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems, and living walls. This can help to reduce the environmental impact of car parks and make them more sustainable

our recommended kingspan multideck products for multi storey car park construction

Multideck 80

– 80mm trapezoidal profile giving maximum strength.
– Unpropped construction stage spans up to 5.4m.
– Gauge range 1.0mm through 1.2mm for economic solutions.
– Efficient concrete cross section maximising performance.
– 1 hour fire performance up to 4 hours.
– Acoustic robust solution.

Multideck 146

– 146mm trapezoidal profile giving maximum strength.
– Spans up to 6.0mm unpropped.
– Gauge range 1.2mm and 1.5mm for economic solutions.
– Efficient concrete cross section using up to 31% less concrete than other decks.
– 1 hour fire performance with 215mm slab depth.
– Fire performance up to 2 hours.
– Acoustic robust solution.

Multidecking with ‘engineered ends’

– Allows a greater volume of concrete to come into contact with the steel beams and around the shear studs, improving the overall composite action and performance of the steel frame, essential where full depth concrete is required.
– Engineered end profiles also reduce the amount of grout loss during the casting of the composite concrete floor slab reducing staining on the steel frame and paint coatings.
– Engineered ends can be offered on Kingspan’s Multideck MD60 and MD80, its two most widely specified metal floor deck products using either a standard galvanised finish or Kingspan XP Magnelis enhanced coating.
– Time and cost efficiencies in the build programme.

Multidecking with Magnelis enhanced Corrosion protection

– Multideck products can be manufactured using Magnelis ™ Coating. This is branded as Kingspan XP steel coating and is specified for the most demanding or aggressive C4 and C5 environments and provide up to three times more protection than standard galvanising.
– The Magnelis ™ XP Coating is a unique metallic steel coating that is used in a range of applications and offers long-term surface protection and highly effective corrosion resistance. The unique composition contains 3.5% aluminium and 3% magnesium. The Magnesium content ensures a stable and durable protective layer. Download the Magnelis ™ brochure or watch the short video below.

Furthermore, MetPark UK is a leading provider of multi-storey car park construction services. We have a wealth of experience in designing and building high-quality, sustainable car parks that meet the needs of our clients and their customers. We work with our clients to understand their specific requirements and develop tailored solutions that meet their budget and schedule. To conclude, if you are considering building a multi-storey car park, please contact MetPark UK today. We would be happy to discuss your project with you and provide you with a free consultation.