NCP expands UK footprint with acquisition of 259-space car park at Guildhall Shopping Centre, Stafford
NCP, the UK's largest parking provider, has announced that it has acquired Guildhall Shopping Centre car park in Stafford, which provides 259 spaces for shoppers and commuters in the Midlands town.
Following the acquisition, NCP has committed to investing £150,000 on upgrading the parking equipment, lighting and internal decoration within the car park to significantly improve the customer experience. The upgrade programme will see all on-site payment kiosks upgraded, enabling payment by cash or card, as well as PaybyPhone as a mobile payment option. What’s more, the latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology will be implemented, removing the need for barriers and making the journey easier and more convenient for customers.
NCP will also be offering customers competitively priced parking at its new centrally-located site. The new tariffs have been designed with Guildhall’s core customers in mind. Shoppers and short-stay leisure visitors to the town will see parking priced from just 80p an hour, while a new ‘all-day’ tariff – designed for the regular commuters who use the car park – will get all day parking for just £3.50.
This acquisition – NCP’s second car park in Stafford and in addition to its Stafford Water Street site - comes as NCP continues to significantly expand its property portfolio in key cities across the Midlands.
Lee Holland, Chief Commercial Officer at NCP said: “The acquisition of Guildhall, Stafford shows NCP’s ongoing commitment to expanding our footprint throughout the UK. As we continue to grow our business, we are still actively seeking opportunities in key areas across the North and Midlands, where we see strong demand for NCP’s services.
“Investing in our sites – whether old or new – is a central part of NCP’s offering. We continually strive to provide the best service for customers, offer great value, and look to the latest technology and parking solutions to help us in doing so.”