A car park’s charisma is not something many people consider when trying to find a parking spot. We’re more likely occupied by thoughts of: ‘Can I find somewhere close to the shop?’ and ‘Am I going to scratch this other car if I reverse in?’ But after missing out on Eurovision – we’ll take it! And we’ll wear it as a badge of honour.
Trinity Street Car Park, located within the Digbeth Estate, has been named winner of The Car Park of the Year. The Car Park Appreciation Society has dubbed it the ‘most charismatic car park in Britain’. Although it should be noted that the society was founded by Kevin Beresford, who was once dubbed ‘Britain’s dullest man’.
Kevin has attributed the Digbeth car park’s main appeal to its unique entrance. Made from crushed car parts, with the surrounding walls adorned with vibrant street art, it does make quite an impression. Another reason is due to its close location to the city centre, while being in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter.
Digbeth, the former industrial heartland of Birmingham, has everything from independent markets to cool and creative cocktail bars, as well as an amazing amount of restaurants and other activities.
The car park is often alive in the evenings with visitors enjoying the many wonders the area offers. This is especially thanks to Secret Birmingham favourite’s Zumhof Biergarten and Luna Springs both close by – with the former located inside the car park itself.
“It’s not every day that one of your car parks receives such high praise,” said Clive Watson, Head of Creative at Oval. “If you’re a Digbeth Estate resident, worker or visitor, you can now officially park your car in Britain’s most charismatic car park!”
“Trinity Street Car Park is just the most charismatic of car parks,” said Kevin. “The entrance is made out of crushed car engines and there are Marvel characters painted on the walls. And it even has a cocktail bar at the side of it.”
See you down there soon, parking up at one of Birmingham’s most unlikely of attractions.