centre:mk launch their brand new 1400-space ‘smart’ car park

centre:mk has officially opened its brand new multi-storey ‘smart tech’ car park, situated behind the shopping centre’s John Lewis & Partners store.

With parking charges from as little as £1 for 2 hours – the new car park is now one of the most cost effective place to park in central Milton Keynes.

Guests will also be able to enjoy more parent and child bays, and more disabled bays as well as a carry-to-car service via Guest Services giving hands-free convenient shopping at the top 10 shopping and leisure destination.

With free parking after 6pm and a £2 all-day charge for Sundays, Guests can enjoy this visionary new car park at an incredibly competitive rate.

Furthermore, the £30million carpark features intelligent state of the art technology which is all geared up to deliver hassle free shopping to centre:mk’s guests.

The ANPR (automatic number place recognition) system for example, works with the soon-to-launch app, to take automatic payment by recognising guest’s registration plate.

Other technologies such as the smart parking bay sensors and ‘find my car’ technology (which will be implemented after the smart-systems learning period), will help in guiding guests as to where available bays are to begin with and then remind them where they’ve parked afterwards.

Kevin Duffy, Centre Director, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new multi-story car park which has been designed with our customers’ needs in mind whilst also benefitting the wider local community; with more mother and baby spaces, more disabled parking, more motorcycle spots and more electric vehicle charging points.”

Kate Broadhurst, Partner and Head of Branch at John Lewis & Partners at centre:mk, commented: “We are really excited about the launch of the new multi-storey car park at centre:mk. As a longstanding retailer in the centre, we’re delighted that our customers will now be able to make the most of state of the art technology and enjoy cost-effective parking, with more choice when it comes to the spaces available.

“Here at John Lewis, our aim is to make sure our customers have a comfortable and enjoyable experience; we feel this visionary new parking facility will greatly contribute to this.”

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