Q-Park Wins Management Contract in Castlebar

30 June 2007; Those parking at The Royal Theatre, Shaws Department Store, Aldi, The Tf Royal Hotel, and The Days Hotel in Castlebar can be assured that they will benefit from a high quality and customer focussed parking experience.
Q-Park has been awarded a seven year contract to manage the car parking facility. As market leaders in quality parking, Q-Park Ireland promise to bring comfort and safety to the car parking facility in Castlebar. Raymond Peers, Country Director of Q-Park Ireland says "We want to provide visitors with an unrivalled quality parking experience. We are delighted to be part of this new development in Castlebar".

Phase 1 of the car parking facility, which consists of two levels and approximately 200 car spaces, will open on the 17 th July. "We are proud to have Q-Park manage the parking facilities. Q-Park fits within our overall vision for this exciting new scheme in terms of customer service and quality. The car park will be the first and last point of contact with the scheme for many people, therefore the quality of the car park operator is extremely important", states Pat Jennings.

The Shaws Castlebar project will represent a 12 million investment in the town. In addition to boosting local employment during the development of the Castlebar outlet, Shaws estimate that on opening the store will create 50 additional new jobs in the retail sector for the town. The Royal Theatre is the largest entertainment venue in Connaught , and third largest in the country. It is now firmly established as a premier venue on any nationwide tour, with top acts from across the globe appearing this autumn; including Daniel O'Donnell, Blood Brothers, Gaelforce, The Beautiful South, Harlem Gospel Choir, Finbar Wright, The Gipsy Kings and Charley Pride.

Q-Park facts

As an owner, manager and/or operator of parking facilities, Q-Park has become one of the top 2 players in the European parking sector. Interests in Europe have grown in recent years, with strong market positions in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark . The company has over 1,800 employees and more than 510,000 parking spaces in Europe. Many of the Q-Park parking facilities have received an ESPA award (European Standard Parking Award) and several have even received an EPA award, an independent prize awarded once every two years to Europe's best car parks in various categories.

For more information, contact:

Breda Leonard Tel.: +353 1 878 8957
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