Car parking goes digital in Maidstone

Car parking goes digital in Maidstone to create new and unique parking experience

  • New digitalised car parking solution unveiled at The Mall Maidstone
  • New technology, such as automatic billing, remote, contactless phone payments, pre-booking and app alerts, benefits users and retailers
  •, the UK’s fastest growing parking technology provider, is the car park’s new operator and driving the digitisation

A new digitalised parking solution will start at The Mall Maidstone on 22nd Feb 2021.  This cutting-edge technology to provide a unique parking experience for users and retailers alike.

The next generation car park allows registered users to be billed automatically, eliminating the need to make a payment with every visit, while for other users there is also seamless barrier-less entry and exit, with a pay-on exit system.

There is also the opportunity to pre-book a space via and the availability of pre-booked bays will be monitored utilising automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology to ensure there’s still capacity for drive-up and subscription customers.

Special offers from partnered retailers will appear on the mobile devices of registered users, together with targeted and personalised advertising on touchscreen kiosks, so shoppers can take advantage of real-time discounts in stores inside the shopping centre.

Harrison Woods, managing director at, said: “The next generation car park has arrived in the UK.  Cutting-edge technology combined with state-of-the-art infrastructure makes this a totally unique parking experience, with key features including automatic billing and targeted promotions to help drive footfall into The Mall, to the benefit of motorists and retailers.  Future earmarked developments include the installation of electric vehicle charge points, enabling shoppers to charge up their vehicle’s battery while they top up on retail therapy."  Harrison added: “The way we park, the way we travel, is moving forward at a rapid pace. Technology is making parking a seamless, and even enjoyable experience, by fulfilling the additional requirements of users whether that is by the ease of automatic payment, targeted special offers from nearby shops or even being able to park a new type of vehicle like an electric scooter.”

Gavin Cockayne, General Manager for the Mall Maidstone, commented: “We are delighted to welcome as our new car park operator. As a local shopping centre, we pride ourselves on putting the needs of our guests and community first, whether it’s creating a unique retail experience, providing community support or launching an innovative parking service. The services offer will make parking at the Mall Maidstone easier than ever before, with customers enjoying more flexibility.”

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