Metric Parking is to install seven of its Aura solar-powered pay-and-display parking machines in a Derby ‘showpiece’.
Under a new three-year contract won by Metric Parking in a competitive European tender, they will install, maintain and manage new machines throughout the city with the latest batch to be sited in Markeaton Park, a treasured picturesque local area with a boating lake on the north side of the city.
The machines will not only serve Markeaton Park, a huge traditional park offering activities and attractions for people of all ages, but also the adjoining Mundy Play Centre.
The new contract secured by Metric not only includes the provision of new pay-and-display parking machines, of which they have already supplied to the Broadway area near the University of Derby, but their maintenance and management and, through the webASLAN Back Office, the offer of access to real-time monitoring, financial reports and records of their stock.
Neil Palfreyman, Derby City Council’s group manager for traffic management and parking services said: "Metric has won a three-year contract, with the possibility of it being extended for a further two years.
"They will now replace any of our existing parking machines as that becomes necessary, as well as providing us with all our new ones whether on street or in surface car parks.
"We put out a tender with two aspects, one to look after our existing stock of machines and the other to provide all new machines including maintenance and management. And Metric won the latter."
Richard Boultbee, Metric Parking’s UK sales and marketing manager said: "We are very pleased to have won the contract for the City of Derby. Our Metric Plus first line management service was a significant factor in winning the business."
He added: "We lost the contract many years ago to a European supplier, so it is pleasing to see British manufacturing success and for this city to come back to Metric."