Nottingham City Council deploys ANPR access control system from CitySync

Nottingham City Council recently installed a new Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) access control system at Broadmarsh Multi-Storey Car Park (MSCP) to provide contract parking and season ticket holder parking. This will help promote a ‘green city’ with tram and bus park-and-ride schemes; it will also help generate income for Nottingham City Council.

Broadmarsh MSCP is located in the city centre opposite Nottingham Crown Court. Nottingham City Council wished to introduce a designated contract parking area within Broadmarsh MSCP to provide local workers a permanent allocated parking space. For locally situated solicitors and council workers this scheme has alleviated their parking problems. The ANPR system allows them instant access to an allocated space reducing wasted downtime. The season ticket parking also allows ticket holders to come and go to find their own space. The cost of using this facility is vastly cheaper than paying each day.

After having tried a number of other parking solutions, Nottingham City Council decided to install an ANPR system. Newpark Solutions won the tender process using CitySync’s ANPR solution providing an easy-to-use and reliable system for special access areas. The system eliminated ongoing costs for pass cards and the associated complications of managing them.

The income generated from the scheme will be re-invested into schemes to help towards creating a green city.

Paul Crawford, Nottingham City Council Car Park Manager says, "The ANPR access control system is a great way to manage the contract parking area, it has made managing the car park trouble-free. We are considering extending the facilities provided by CitySync’s ANPR system within Broadmarsh car park."