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Q-Park signs deal with The Forum in Gloucester

International company Q-Park has signed a deal to open a 398-space city centre car park as part of the Gloucester’s flagship development.

International company Q-Park has signed a deal to open a 398-space city centre car park as part of the Gloucester’s flagship development.

One of Europe’s leading car park operators, Q-Park, has agreed the deal with Gloucester City Council and its partners Reef Group to manage the new car park at The Forum development.

The Forum car park will sit behind TWO Cathedral View, one of the development’s two main office buildings, and close to what will be a new boutique hotel, when IHG Hotels & Resorts open their latest Hotel Indigo. Spaces will be available for companies who occupy The Forum and will be open to the public.

Designed with sustainability in mind, ten percent of the parking spaces will offer EV charging points.

Q-Park, which currently provide high quality car parks across all of the country’s major cities, have a growing reputation for secure, clean and well managed facilities.

They were awarded the contract due to their commitment to innovation such as the EV charging points and their plans to introduce the PaSS Automatic Number Plate Recognition system to allow mobile payments and online pre-booking.

Councillor Richard Cook, Leader of Gloucester City Council, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Q-Park to The Forum. One of the leading lights in its sector, the company reflects the forward thinking ethos of The Forum with its reputation for excellent customer care and their innovative approach to car park management.”

Peter Langly-Smith, Development Director at Reef Group, said: “This latest partnership with Q-Park further demonstrates the attractiveness of The Forum to best in class operators. Q-Park is an award-winning company with a portfolio that stretches across northern Europe. With their focus on corporate social responsibility, it is great to have them within The Forum.”

James Pollock, Head of Acquisitions & Real Estate at Q-Park UK commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to open our very first facility in beautiful Gloucester and The Forum will be without doubt one of the premier locations. We look forward to introducing our quality operation to delight both local residents and visitors alike.”

Q-Park is the latest international brand to sign up to be a part of The Forum Development. It follows the announcement in April that Hotel International Group will run a 131-bed Hotel Indigo at The Forum. The stylish new hotel will sit alongside 135,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space currently under construction by Kier Construction.

This phase of The Forum comprises the main campus development, including the car park, and is expected to complete in late 2024.

The Forum is part of the £200million Kings Quarter Regeneration in Gloucester city centre, being delivered by Gloucester City Council and its partners Reef, and the University of Gloucestershire.

For further information on The Forum visit www.forumdigital.co.uk.

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 677,000 parking spaces in over 3,400 parking facilities in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Ireland, and Denmark. Q-Park has numerous mobility hubs which provide access to a variety of mobility solutions. We house and support a range of activities from last mile logistics, fleet charging hubs, micromobility and car sharing services which help support urban accessibility, sustainability and liveability.  

About The Forum

The Forum is Gloucester’s ambitious project to regenerate part of the city centre. At its heart is a commitment to transforming Gloucester into a destination that attracts businesses and visitors to the city.

Phase one saw the construction of 19 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, retail space along with improvements to Kings Square.

A new transport hub has already been provided and will act as a catalyst to further regeneration which brings life to Kings Square and improves the retail profile of the King’s Walk area. For further information please visit website: www.forumdigital.co.uk or follow on LinkedIn.

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