Stanford Plaza Car park shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

Enhancing Outdoor Spaces – Commercial Outdoor Car Parks

 Jamie Howard      In

Versatile Structures, a Brisbane-based multi-award-winning shade structure designer, manufacturer, and installer, has been transforming outdoor spaces in Southeast Queensland for years. With a strong presence in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast, Versatile Structures has become synonymous with innovative and functional commercial outdoor car parks. This article explores the company’s exceptional work in these areas of operation, highlighting the benefits of their shade structures in enhancing the overall experience and safety of these spaces.

Brisbane: Creating Welcoming and Safe Environments

Brisbane, the bustling capital city of Queensland, is known for its vibrant outdoor culture. Versatile Structures has made significant contributions to the city’s landscape by creating commercial outdoor car parks that are both aesthetically appealing and highly functional. The company’s shade structures not only provide protection from the scorching sun but also enhance the overall ambiance of these spaces.

Versatile Structures employs cutting-edge design techniques to ensure that each shade structure integrates seamlessly into the surrounding environment. Their structures not only provide ample shade for vehicles but also create comfortable waiting areas and pedestrian walkways. By incorporating innovative features such as solar-powered lighting and rainwater harvesting systems, these car parks prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Gold Coast: Harmonizing with the Coastal Landscape

The Gold Coast, famous for its stunning beaches and vibrant tourism industry, is a prime location for Versatile Structures’ outdoor car parks. The company’s designs skilfully harmonize with the coastal landscape, creating inviting and functional spaces that cater to the needs of both visitors and locals alike.

Versatile Structures understands the importance of maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the Gold Coast. Their shade structures utilize materials that are not only durable but also visually appealing. The designs are customizable to match the unique branding requirements of businesses operating within the car parks. From sleek and modern structures to more organic and nature-inspired designs, Versatile Structures ensures that each car park complements the Gold Coast’s overall ambiance.

Sunshine Coast: Promoting a Sustainable Lifestyle

The Sunshine Coast, with its pristine beaches, lush hinterland, and vibrant community, serves as an ideal canvas for Versatile Structures’ sustainable approach to outdoor car parks. The company’s shade structures are built with a strong commitment to environmentally friendly practices, aligning with the Sunshine Coast’s focus on sustainability.

Versatile Structures integrates solar panels into their designs, allowing car parks to generate renewable energy while providing shade. Additionally, their rainwater harvesting systems contribute to water conservation efforts. By incorporating sustainable features, Versatile Structures demonstrates their dedication to creating outdoor car parks that not only cater to the needs of the community but also minimize their environmental impact.

Safety and Functionality: Versatile Structures’ Signature

Beyond the aesthetic appeal and sustainability, Versatile Structures places a strong emphasis on safety and functionality in their commercial outdoor car parks. Each structure is meticulously engineered to withstand the region’s weather conditions, ensuring durability and longevity. High-quality materials and advanced construction techniques are employed to deliver car parks that require minimal maintenance, providing peace of mind to business owners and property managers.

Versatile Structures also prioritizes the safety of pedestrians and vehicles within the car park. Their designs incorporate well-defined walkways, ample lighting, and clear signage, creating a secure environment for all users. By optimizing traffic flow and maximizing parking capacity, Versatile Structures enhances the efficiency and usability of these outdoor spaces.


Versatile Structures has made a significant impact in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast through their exceptional commercial outdoor car parks. By combining innovative design, sustainability, and a focus on safety and functionality, the company has created spaces that enhance the overall experience of visitors and promote a sense of community.

Their shade structures not only provide protection from the elements but also integrate seamlessly with the unique landscapes of each region. From Brisbane’s urban environment to the Gold Coast’s coastal beauty and the Sunshine Coast’s commitment to sustainability, Versatile Structures’ designs reflect and elevate the essence of each location.

As Southeast Queensland continues to grow and evolve, Versatile Structures remains at the forefront of creating outdoor spaces that inspire and delight. Their commercial outdoor car parks serve as a testament to their expertise, craftsmanship, and dedication to enhancing the region’s infrastructure while prioritizing the needs of businesses and the community at large.


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    Jamie Howard - Director

    Co-founder and Director Jamie has been hands-on in the shade and steel industry since leaving school. With over 15 years’ experience in shade, membrane and steel projects, Jamie is excited about the design opportunities shade structures offer in the commercial and industrial sectors. Jamie’s extensive design skills give him a competitive edge in situations with technical design complexity. He has won two personal industry awards for his designs, alongside many company-won awards.