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New Multi Storey Car Park Opens at centre:mk!

We are delighted to see the new Multi-Storey Car Park (MSCP) at centre:mk open for public use; a project that Rolton Group’s engineers provided mechanical and electrical engineering support for.

Back in 2016, our engineers were appointed to provide design services for this multi-million pound project to deliver a new build, five-storey car park at centre:mk in Milton Keynes.

The new MSCP has 1,429 spaces, including 7.4kW electric vehicle charging points on the first and ground floors, with electrical capacity and infrastructure for more to be installed in the future. Our team successfully delivered performance design and integrated various IP systems within the new MSCP, including:

  • Parking management systems (parking barriers, pay on foot machines, etc.)
  • Variable Messaging Systems (VMS) (smart sensors with red and green LED lights to indicate occupied and available parking spaces, integrated CCTV to provide car counting, surveillance and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Find-My-Car interface linked to the VMS to allow customers to locate their vehicles via onsite kiosks and/or smartphone app)
  • Help Points throughout, contributing to the ‘Park Mark’ safer parking scheme standard.

Alongside high efficiency LED lighting throughout and a smart lighting control systems the MSCP is designed to be as energy efficient in operation as possible.

Rolton Group were also retained by the client following the design stages in the role of Technical Advisor, assisting with the selection of contractor and overseeing the progress of installation and commissioning for all mechanical and electrical systems within the new MSCP.

Excited by the completion of the project, Rolton Group Director and Project Leader, Craig Smith, said:

“It is so pleasing to see the MSCP open to the public. The client brief was for this car park to be an extension to the shopping centre; a technology-packed and interactive experience for the public and I have to say, it’s superb to see that all these factors have been realised.

“Retail is all about the customer experience. The car park will be the first impression for many shoppers now entering centre:mk and this underlines the importance of delivering a high specification and high end product. It has been a pleasure to work with the client and contractor project team on this scheme.”

This project is one of many that we have been involved with a centre:mk; others include Sunset Walk, the flagship Primark store and the refurbishment of Deer Walk which was shortlisted for a REVO Gold Award in 2017.