Urban mobility solutions firm Saba has won a five-year deal with Milton Keynes University Hospital to manage car parks for staff, patients and visitors across the hospital's 2,020 parking spaces.
The contract, which could be extended, will be focused on making improvements to enhance the overall customer experience for visitors, patients and staff. Investment in car parks will include new signage and parking equipment to ease congestion and improve traffic flow.
New technology will include improvements to the pay-and-display parking process, such as the installation of solar pay and display equipment. The new machines will give customers the option to pay for parking with cash, card or contactless, and within the multistorey car parks new barrier equipment and pay on foot equipment will allow customers to buy daily or weekly tickets. The automatic barriers will be equipped with induction loops and an intercom so that customers will easily be able to call Saba's customer support centre.
Andy Marr, regional commercial manager at Saba UK, said: "With experience across more than 800 car parks in the UK, we recognise the need to use technology and innovation to create a seamless journey for patients, visitors and staff alike.
"Over the next few months we look forward to implementing a tailored customer plan, using modern technology and our wealth of expertise, to form an efficient and enjoyable experience for all."