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Q-Park launch Manchester’s Largest Urban Charging Hub

Q-Park launch Manchester's Largest

Urban Charging Hub

Q-Park are delighted to announce the launch of Manchester's Largest Urban Charging Hub within Q-Park Deansgate North taking them to over 100 EV Charging Points in one of the UK's largest cities.

Q-Park have operated the 455 space facility since 2017 after being heavily involved in the design and construction of this unique facility located underneath the new Embankment development. The car park is a short distance away from Manchester Arena, The Arndale Centre and Manchester Victoria Station. The facility is included within an ever-growing presence that Q-Park have in the City of the Bees where they operate 7 parking facilities comprising of nearly 3,000 parking spaces.

Q-Park are currently investing over £3m in the UK and Ireland on the rollout of over 600 electric vehicle charging points across their portfolio of parking facilities. Installations commenced last year and included the modernisation of the existing charging infrastructure with the latest state-of-the-art hardware. On completion of this significant deployment programme, discussions will start on future phases with Q-Park eager to remain at the forefront of electric charging in the parking market. The industry leading results of this project have been shown with Q-Park recently winning the ‘Best EV Chargepoint Provider Award' at the EVolution Awards 2023. 

Q-Park closely monitor EV adoption to ensure that the installation plan is able to meet the customer demands for charging. Manchester currently comprises of nearly 25% of the charging sessions across the whole of the UK so Q-Park felt action was needed swiftly to increase supply. After increasing the supply there are now over 100 EV Charging Points available in Manchester including:

  • Q-Park Deansgate North - 41 EV Charging Points making it Manchester's Largest Urban Charging Hub
  • Q-Park First Street - 18 EV Charging Points
  • Q-Park Manchester Hospitals - 4 EV Charging Points
  • Q-Park Piazza - 26 EV Charging Points
  • Q-Park Piccadilly Place - 10 EV Charging Points
  • Q-Park Waterside - 8 EV Charging Points
  • Q-Park Wilmslow Park - 4 EV Charging Points

The new charging infrastructure includes the latest in contactless payment technology which were initially installed and commissioned prior to the new Government legislation being announced.

John Denton, Head of Commercial at Q-Park UK commented ‘We are absolutely delighted to now have over 100 EV Charging Points in Manchester City including 41 at Q-Park Deansgate North, Manchester's Largest Urban Charging Hub. The speed at which we have installed more based on their overwhelming popularity clearly demonstrates how Q-Park are right at the forefront of the parking industry when it comes to EV Charging.'

About Q-Park

Q-Park is a leading off-street parking infrastructure owner and operator with well-managed commercial parking facilities across seven western European countries. We operate off-street parking spaces we own, have under concession or with long-term lease contracts from public and private landlords. We focus on off-street purpose-built parking facilities at strategic locations. We operate more than 3,600 parking facilities comprising over 706,000 parking spaces in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark. Based on publicly available industry data for our competitors, we estimate that we are a top three player, based on the estimated off-street revenues, in all the countries in which we operate. Q-Park also 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, electric vehicle charging, micromobility and car sharing services which help support urban accessibility, sustainability and liveability.


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