Wellgate Car Park Improvement Plan Underway
Published on 6 April 2018
Visitors to Wellgate’s car park in Dundee are to benefit from ambitious upgrading works.
Contractors Castle Group are carrying out concrete repairs to the 580 space car park structure using specialist repair mortars and crack injection products. This pro-active structural maintenance work will increase the lifespan of the car park.
In addition, a new payment system is being phased into the car park, starting with the introduction of two new DESIGNA ‘pay-on-foot’ machines located in the middle and top floors of the centre. Accepting both cash and card payments, these state-of-the-art machines will allow customers to pay for their visit before returning to their car and therefore exit the car park sooner. The new system will be effective from Friday 4 May 2018.
Recognised worldwide for its high quality and intelligent systems, DESIGNA has more than 15,000 systems installed globally across a wide range of car park locations, including shopping centres, airports and hospitals.
The pay station is designed to allow disabled customers to pay freely without assistance. Each of the pay stations is installed with an interactive monitor, making it easy to pay and offering several different languages.
Wellgate is also introducing new monthly season tickets which can be purchased at the new machines at the cost of £50 per month. The monthly ticket option will be more attractive than the current 12 weekly ticket, offering a saving of £50 per year and will also allow users to park seven days a week.
Peter Aitken, Centre Manager said, “We are delighted to be embarking on these improvements which will make a significant difference to those using the car park, both in terms of cash savings and convenience. For many, the car park is the first point of the shopping experience so the accessibility and affordability of our car park is crucial. By offering the best experience to users, we are also playing a key role in encouraging more footfall into both Wellgate and the city centre generally, and providing the ideal place for those working in Dundee city centre to park all day at an affordable cost.”