We create value for our customers with the functional quality of our parking facilities and on-site services.
The services we provide contribute to customer satisfaction which is the number one material topic in our 2020 Materiality Analysis.
Most parking facilities are open 24/7 for motorists to park and retrieve their car. That's why we offer an international help desk (Q-Park Control Room) to motorists that is available 24/7. The QCR gives customers instant access to multi-lingual Parking Hosts. They provide help and support with queries relating to the payment system, wayfinding or to accessing or exiting the parking facility.
The QCR is in contact with Parking Hosts and Mobile Teams in the vicinity of the parking facility. If a customer needs assistance that cannot be given remotely, the QCR will dispatch a Parking Host to assist at the location itself. For mechanical problems, the service department and service technicians can be called in to help.
Figure 15 QCR - 24/7 service
Chart 4 Parking facilities offering 24/7 service
Our aim is to foster mobility and enable access to essential urban functions in conjunction with sustainability concerns. Each of our parking facilities provides a number of on-site services with clear signage. These services are also listed online so customers can make informed decisions when needed.
From our recurring customer satisfaction surveys we know that customers value the presence of AEDs. The AEDs should be located at a logical, secure and accessible place so they can be used by trained volunteers or medical personnel when needed.
Our customers greatly appreciate toilets being available in or near our parking facilities. Toilets are either present in the car park or there is clear signage directing people to the nearest toilets, for example in shopping centres.
Customers who drive electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids like to recharge their vehicle while parking. We support the use of more sustainable passenger cars by providing EV charging points for electric and hybrid cars at many of our facilities.
Another highly appreciated service is the presence of jump leads. Parking Hosts and Mobile Teams have access to jump leads and are available to help customers who find themselves with a flat battery. If the Parking Host is not at the parking facility, customers can call the QCR who will dispatch a Parking Host to assist.
The QCR is also available to help customers with problems at the payment machine or access and exit barriers. Naturally, the QCR is available 24/7 and all our QCR Parking Hosts speak two or more languages so we can always help customers in their first or second language.
We want to play a role in ensuring sustainable freedom of movement and mobility options, which is why we offer parking for cars and bicycles at public transport nodes. We seek active cooperation with local authorities as integrated mobility improves accessibility and, at the same time, reduces congestion and emissions.
In some of our parking facilities we have installed bicycle charging points. This relatively new service is provided for e-bicycle service providers or for organisations who have opted for a gated bicycle storage facility.
We use closed-circuit television (CCTV) for security purposes. We ensure that cameras are located so that they do not capture images that are not relevant to our purposes. Where we install cameras, we make it clear to people that they or their cars are on camera.
The number of parking facilities with an AED available continues to increase.
Chart 5 PFs with AED available
We provide toilets ourselves or have clear signage directing people to the nearest toilets.
Chart 6 PFs with toilets or directions to toilets nearby
The number of parking facilities with jump leads available, via the Parking Host, continues to increase.
Chart 7 PFs where jump leads are available
The number of parking facilities with CCTV monitoring continues to increase.
Chart 8 PFs with CCTV monitoring
With our functional quality we contribute to SDG 9 and SDG 11.