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PLASTIC BARRIERS THE FUTURE FOR CAR PARKS

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A LANDMARK TRANSFORMATION An icon of the UK parking scene has been reinvigorated – and barrier specialists A-SAFE played a key part After 50-years of servicing one of the busiest areas of Leeds city centre, the Merrion Centre Car Park – the first multi-storey car park the UK – was earmarked for refurbishment by CitiPark’s parent company Town Centre Securities PLC. The car park was built as a cast in-situ reinforced concrete frame bearing precast concrete deck planks. After 50 years of service the structure was in a poor condition.  It had been exposed to water, de-icing salts, airborne contaminants Read More

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SAFER PARKING SCHEME BASICS;

At-a-Glance Overview of BPA’s New ‘Park Mark’ Award The Safer Parking Scheme is a national standard for UK car parks that have low crime and measures in place to ensure the safety of people and vehicles.  A Park Mark is awarded to each car park that achieves the challenging standards. The distinctive Park Mark signage helps drivers find car parks where they can confidently leave their vehicle, knowing the environment is safer for them, their passengers and vehicle. In the UK, a quarter of car parks have achieved the Park Mark Award.  That’s 5,000 of an estimated 17,000 – 20,000 Read More

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PARK MARK ACHIEVEMENT FOR UK MULTI-STOREY;

‘Transformed’ Car Park Earns National Recognition APCOA PARKING (UK) fittingly re-coined the phrase ‘The Sky’s The Limit’, after its Skydome multi-storey car park in Coventry was awarded the Park Mark Safer Parking Award. The Award is quite a feat for the Skydome, which, under APCOA’s watch, and landlord investment, has been transformed to ensure it creates the right impression and, importantly, meets the necessary criteria to receive the national accreditation. The Croft Road facility, which comprises 780 car parking provisions across 18 levels, received a one-year Park Mark award after assessment by the police and British Parking Association.  The award Read More

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CAMERAS FOR CAR PARKS – THE BIGGER PICTURE;

Authority Recommends Revision of Rules for CCTV The parking profession is asking for government’s view on deregulation and the legal use of cameras, reports the BPA. Along with a number of cosignatories, the BPA has written to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles seeking clarity in the law surrounding the proper and effective use of these technologies in future. We urge government to conduct a regulatory impact assessment in accordance with its own procedures, something it has so far deemed unnecessary, because it believes the proposals will not directly impact business. This is simply not true. Their proposals will impact significantly on Read More