Preston, UK

Market Car park

Bradley Demolition


£2m (approx)

Project Description

To facilitate a new cinema and updated car park within the centre of the City of Preston. The existing concrete car park and market hall were required to be deconstructed. Thomas Consulting were employed by demolition contractor, Bradley Demolition, to assist with ensuring that the works were undertaken in a safe manner.

Thomas Consulting had previous experience of the car park, as inspection and repair services had been provided to Preston City Council since 1999. Adopting this knowledge, Thomas Consulting, working closely with Bradley Demolition, were able to produce a strategy to deconstruct the building and car park in a manner that was safe for the sensitive, busy site location, and to avoid unnecessary disruption to neighbouring businesses.

The car park structure is located directly adjacent to the busy Ringway thoroughfare which runs through the centre of the city. Thomas Consulting worked with Bradley Demolition and other controlling authorities to review what impact the removal of the structure would have on the 5m high retaining walls which supported the highway.

A message from Thomas Consulting

2021 - Merger Finalised

Thomas Consulting are delighted to announce that over the spring period we have finalised a merger with the structural arm of Carr Faulkner Associates Ltd (CFA Structures Ltd).

CFA Structures Ltd, is a highly regarded structural engineering practice based in Chorley, Lancashire.

The merger will  enhance Thomas Consulting’s already strong reputation within the industry for providing technical services, construction guidance,

and general Civil Engineering services UK wide.

The Carr Faulkner office in Chorley town centre has now closed, all future works will take the Thomas Consulting name.

All the staff at the time of the merger have been retained, with former director Howard Faulkner joining Thomas Consulting as a consultant at the Buckshaw Village office.

Should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers are available during working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster)