Flex site solutions
Q-Park’s Flex Site Solution provides property owners with an extremely flexible and cost effective way to generate extra income – without operational effort and backed by Q-Park’s quality assurance – by opening up their facilities for public use during specific times.
Examples include parking facilities at apartment buildings, businesses, schools and universities, which are typically only used for part of the day, often during working hours. In the evenings and weekends many of these facilities are closed.
How does it work?
We use an online & onsite access and payment system, which allows motorists to access and exit the parking facility using a debit or credit card. Hosts at our multi-lingual control room monitor and support motorists as they enter and leave the facility and, if required, monitor the car park by CCTV.
Clear information about the opening times and prices are displayed at the entrance of the Flex Site. While short term flex parking usually takes place after office hours and at weekends, the opening hours of a Flex Site can be adjusted depending on the situation. For example, for a special event or during public holidays.
Q-Park publishes information about Flex Sites through its websites and other online platforms, such as apps, as well as displaying details of local Flex Sites in Q-Park parking facilities.
What are the main benefits?
- Low costs and greater returns on parking facilities for landlords
- Landlords add to a city’s quality of life by better utilising their parking facilities
- Q-Park leases and provides all necessary equipment;
- or Q-Park acts as a service provider, with the option of paying the landlord a revenue-related fee;
- or the landlord pays Q-Park a management fee
- All transactions are cashless
- No paper parking tickets are necessary
- Parking hosts are quickly on location when called out
- There is an intercom connection between the location and the Q-Park control room
Case study - Zenit, Stockholm
At our Zenit parking facility in Stockholm, Sweden, the only customers were season ticket holders working at companies in the local area. No short-term parking or season tickets for local residents were available, presenting an opportunity to broaden the business and increase the occupancy rate of the underground parking facility, boosting revenue. Based on a survey of residents in several local buildings, it became clear that reasonably priced parking spaces were not available locally. We created a number of solutions.
We introduced the concept of residential parking (nights and weekends) and issued additional day-time business season tickets. After we upgraded the facility in Q-Park house style, it attracted many short-term visitors.
Today, revenue is up by a factor of eight, and Zenit is considered as one of the most important parking facilities in the centre of Stockholm.