Case Studies / Education

Aston University

The challenge

Parking on site was extremely contentious with only just over 400 spaces predominantly allocated to the staff parking scheme. Pay and display machines were not working effectively making enforcement very difficult. Parking had become a real issue both to staff and visitors alike, with parking at a premium this was an extremely contentious challenge.

The outcomes

  • Eradication of parking within the Campus green zone
  • Maximisation of parking accessibility and fairness
  • Clear and transparent roll out of the University’s parking policy
  • Easy to use pay by phone service
  • Enforcement accuracy is assured due to handhelds being linked in real-time to our back office
  • 90% revenue increase in permit and pay and display systems
  • Clear and compliant enforcement and payment signage

Bath University

The challenge

Bath University has only 2,200 car parking spaces this fact in itself poses huge challenges in relation to the parking of vehicles. First Parking was asked to tender for a full parking management suite by the University of Bath as recent legislation had banned the use of clamping offenders. The University was using an outsourced managed system, but it did not provide sufficient information to enforce effectively. There was also no real time management information to carry out accurate professional enforcement.

The outcomes

  • Reduction of parking on yellow lines
  • Reduction of abuse of disabled bays and free limited waiting bays
  • Reduction in the abuse of reserved spaces
  • Maximisation of parking accessibility and fairness
  • Reduction in traffic circulation whilst seeking out parking places
  • Clear and transparent parking management supported by clear guidelines
  • Real-time updates ensuring enforcement accuracy
  • Maximum compliance parking regulations
  • 20% increase in permit and pay and display revenue
  • 100% increase in PCN revenue

Royal Holloway University

The challenge

The University has 9,000 Students and nearly 2,000 Staff. Parking on-site was extremely contentious with only 1,100 parking spaces split over the north and south Campuses. The University used Clamping as a deterrent. The main challenge was to introduce a deterrent and administratively low maintenance parking system which would be far less contentious and confrontational than the University’s clamping deterrent and out dated permit logging system.

The outcomes

All exit and entrances are now covered by ANPR cameras delivering the following benefits:

  • Real-time information from all aspects of the First Parking solution
  • Maximisation of parking accessibility and fairness
  • Clear and transparent roll out of the University’s parking policy
  • Back office team that work with the University to their rules and regulations
  • The campuses are safer due to high compliance
  • Enforcement accuracy via the ANPR due to manual check of all data
  • Clear and compliant enforcement signage
  • The system has been configured exactly to the University’s specification