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Last updated on March 31st, 2022

How much does it cost to build a car park?

If you’ve got some spare land, you might be interested in finding out the cost to build a car park.

If you’ve got some spare land, you might be interested in finding out the cost to build a car park.

With population density increasing in built-up areas, combined with more cars per household on average, car parks are becoming more useful than ever and also a very lucrative investment.

Read on to find out the costs to consider when building a car park.

How much does it cost to build a car park?

Cost provided itemUnitRange - Low Range - HighAverage cost
Off-street gravel car park50m2£2,000£3,000£2,500
Off-street block paving car park cost50m2£3,000+--
Off-street concrete car parkPer m3£90£110£100
Underground car park costSingle car space£35,000£100,000£67,000
Multi-storey car park costPer parking bay£10,000£12,000£11,000

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If you’re building an off-street car park, you can expect to spend around £2,000 – £3,000 for a 50 m2 gravel drive. The car park cost per m2 would be around £40 – £60. For the same size car park built using block paving, you can expect prices to start upwards of £3,000.

A concrete car park, on the other hand, will cost between £800 – £8,000, depending on the quality of concrete as well as the size of the car park. You can check out concrete pouring costs here, but in general, you can expect to spend between £90 – £110 per m3.

To pay for a kerb to be lowered, you can expect to pay between £900 – £1,500. You may also need planning permission, which can cost between £100 – £350 depending on where you are.

Are you planning on a private road leading up to your home? Find out how much that will cost in our road construction cost guide.

How much does it cost to build an underground car garage?

Underground car parks cost more than garages at ground level. A double garage at ground level may cost you around £25,000. In contrast, a single space underground car park would cost £35,000.A car parked in a private car park next to the house - cost to build a car park

If you decide to get a lift-style underground car bunker, that could cost you around £55,000 – £100,000.

Cost to build a multi-storey car park

Multi-storey car parks require more planning and features than a private car park. In general, you should budget around £10,000 – £12,000 per parking bay for this type of car park.

Car park construction costs calculator

The cost of your car park will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Size: A small single car space is cheaper than a space for 10 or more vehicles. Similarly, a car park designed for cars will be smaller, and cheaper, than one for vans and lorries.
  • Type of car park: Is it an off-street parking space or a multi-storey car park?
  • Materials used: Is the car park made of concrete, stone, or gravel?
  • Amenities and features: Does the car park have gates/barriers, security cameras, electric vehicle charging points, and lighting?

Car park construction quotes

If you’re planning on building a car park, it’s important to speak to multiple tradespeople about your plans to get a range of quotes and advice. You can do this easily by filling in our request a quote. Simply enter the information of your project and your location and we will send it to tradespeople near you.

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Do I need planning permission for an underground car park?

We would recommend consulting with your local council before starting any work. Your tradesperson will also be able to advise you on what you need to do.

Can I convert my front garden into a drive to park my car?

You can, depending on whether you need (and get) planning permission.

Can I drop the kerb myself?

Drop kerbs should ideally be done by contractors approved and assigned by the council. You should not attempt it yourself.

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