Q-Park UK cements Taunton deal

Formal contracts between Q-Park and Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust have been signed, giving the green light for Q-Park to start work on a new build multi-storey car park at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.
Construction of the L7 million, 1686-space car park is due to get underway in August this year, with completion expected late next summer. Q-Park will build and operate the car park, and will take over management of all car parking at the hospital from next month.

The new car park will double the number of visitor parking spaces, solving a particularly difficult traffic situation around the site. Current queuing for patient and visitor spaces backs onto the road to the hospital, causing significant congestion and access problems for ambulances, emergencies and deliveries. As soon as work commences, including interim arrangements whilst the car park is being built, queuing will be eased immediately and visitors will benefit straight away. With Q-Park taking over responsibility for managing all parking operations, including providing a 24-hour on-site presence and handling staff parking, the Trust’s involvement will also be eased, freeing up vital time and resources.

In keeping with Q-Park’s forward-thinking approach, the car park’s design is innovative and attractive, and moves away from a traditional car park look and feel. Timber will be used for the main exterior walls and the stair towers will incorporate full height glazing. As per all Q-Park facilities, the car park will offer the highest levels of customer service, convenience and safety, as well as offering a very stylish environment.

About Q-Park Ltd.

q-park.gifQ-Park Ltd., part of the Dutch based Q-Park Group, is one of the leading car park operators in the UK. With over 50 car parking sites housing 42,000 parking spaces throughout the UK, Q-Park operates across a wide cross section of the parking market; at airports, rail terminals, in city centres and NHS Trusts. The privately owned Q-Park Group has a reputation for quality both in terms of its superior levels of customer service and its innovative approach to interior car park design and finish.

Q-Park Ltd. holds over 40 Secured Parking Awards and is the first UK parking operator to receive 8 European Standard Parking Awards (ESPA).

In May 2003, Q-Park Ltd. announced the acquisition of airport parking specialist, BCP, who provide the UK’s leading airport booking service, handling some 750,000 transactions each year for over 1.25 million passengers. In December 2003, Q-Park Ltd. also acquired Airpark (Glasgow) Ltd. who own the largest off-airport parking site at Glasgow Airport.
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