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Q-Park have introduced new parking tariffs to help boost city centre footfall

Q-Park UK have introduced new parking tariffs to try to help boost footfall in major cities.

Across the UK, footfall on high streets is down by 4.8%+ compared to last year, and shopping centre footfall is down by 3.6%+. That figure represents a six year low in footfall which is a pretty scary drop for retailers. Whether the cause of this is down to the economy, or further behavioural shifts towards online shopping, Q-Park made the decision that they did not want the price of parking to contribute to deterring people from visiting city centres. 

In July Q-Park introduced a handful of new tariffs that mean customers can park safely and securely with Q-Park in some of the UK's biggest cities from just £1.80 an hour. The new tariffs are in a trial phase, with the 4 cities parks below being the first to benefit from the new pricing. 

  • Park at Quartermile in Edinburgh from £1.20 an hour
    • Located near Edinburgh Castle, within walking distance of Edinburgh University and other central attractions.
  • Park at Albion Street in Leeds from £2.50 an hour
    • Conveniently located in the heart of the city centre, near to the Trinity shopping centre, and within walking distance of the music venues, cinema and dozens of restaurants.
  • Park at Piazza in Manchester from £2.00 an hour
    • Located near the convention centre, Chinatown and The Arndale Centre among other attractions.
  • Park at Queen Square in Liverpool from £1.80 an hour
    • Queen Square is within walking distance of Liverpool's theatres and surrounded by restaurants.

‚ÄčAdam Bidder, Managing director of Q-Park UK & Ireland said "We think the new price tariffs will help drive footfall back into city centres following a dramatic drop in recent figures. Shoppers, locals and visitors can all benefit from safe and secure parking at an even more affordable cost"


Q-Park Rewards

The parking company's additional endeavour to help drive footfall in city centres is Q-Park Rewards. It's a cashback based rewards scheme via a mobile application that offers users a percentage of money spent with selected partners back via the app to either cash out, spend on parking or donate to charity. To benefit from the rewards, users just simply download the app, register a credit or debit card (multiple cards can be registered) and start spending! Q-Park then track the payment with their partners and issue cashback accordingly. Partners and cashback offers include big name retail, restaurant and travel brands. 


About Q-Park

Q-Park is one of the three leading providers of parking facilities in West Europe, whether wholly-owned, leased, managed or in a hybrid business model. Q-Park is notable for its quality approach and has a portfolio comprising over 475,000 parking spaces in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Ireland and Denmark.