P-Hämppi, an award-winning parking facility
P-Hämppi is a spacious, bright and user-friendly parking facility. It offers over 900 parking spaces under Hämeenkatu in the city of Tampere, Finland. There are five rows of parking spaces, two on the upper level and three on the lower level. The facility also includes safe and spacious pedestrian paths.
We were responsible for the excavation and reinforcement contract, followed by the interior work on the facility. Approximately 230,000 solid cubic metres of rock was excavated at the site, equal to 35,000 lorry loads. The interior work included concrete construction and foundation engineering, as well as paving and tensioning.
Our innovative solutions and experience of working in city centres ensured that life in the area went on with minimal disruption during the project. The work was completed on time despite the tight schedule and the use of the latest technical solutions. Access points to the prestigious city centre properties and streets above also required particular creativity and a high level of professionalism. The construction site was singled out for praise due to not disrupting the life of local residents.
The user-friendly P-Hämppi has received awards of recognition in several different areas:
- EPA 2013 AWARD, best parking facility (in new parking facilities category)
- Europe's best digital guidance system (Find Your Car -service)
- Best lightning 2013 (in the interior lighting category)
- Civil engineering achievement of the year 2012 in Pirkanmaa
- Honourable mention for good construction (2nd prize)