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Trade Fair Parkex successfully completed

The small car park with real components at the HUBER booth at PARKEX in the NEC, Birmingham, acted like a crowd puller.

Sustainability in car park construction

The lively exchange on new projects, design, but also with suppliers, software developers and other visitors was very satisfying. In particular, we had interesting discussions about the development towards more sustainability in construction, where HUBER is already researching and developing the use of carbon concrete.

“Many thanks to the Hemming Group for the organization, all visitors for the interesting exchange and the team, which made the fair possible.”

Giving power to mobility hubs, published in Transportxtra | issue April 2023

edited by Markus Lauble 

Serving the mobility hub’s insatiable hunger for energy is a challenge that needs to be met, writes Markus Lauble

The best expression of a mobility hub is a building which facilitates transitions between different modes of transportation and acts as an “urban node”. Its main function is to be the intersection between individuals’ modes of transport, where long-distance mobility is effortlessly exchanged for inner-city transport options.

A solar panel on the roof of the Stevenage MSCP

A solar panel on the roof of the Stevenage MSCP

The addition of other “supporting” services which are not necessarily transport-related help characterise it as an urban node. Importantly, the mobility hub is expected to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. Currently, the mobility hub facilitates the use of transport, which is already partly electric, and is due to become fully electric in the future.

Going forward, it is vital to ensure its ability to enable further reduction of emissions to guarantee a cleaner environment. Consequently, one of the main challenges when designing the mobility hub is providing enough clean power for these functions.

HUBER Car Park Systems recently completed a mobility hub for Stevenage Borough Council where the new multi-storey car park is located next to Stevenage railway station. The facility not only provides a smooth transition from train to car or electric car travel, but also bicycle storage and provisions for electrical scooters are available.

EV charging bays at the Stevenage MSCP

EV charging bays at the Stevenage MSCP

The Stevenage multi-storey car park has been installed with 30 active electrical vehicle chargers, 130 ready-to-mount chargepoints and the provision of 310 wired, but not active, points for any future use. It is often assumed fitting such a great number of chargers would require high electrical demand, leading to the assumption that such facilities require their own substation. However, smart load balancing systems and effective battery systems can significantly reduce peak demands of power.

Using in-house bespoke calculation tools, evaluating catchment zones, typical power consumptions, average parking duration, as well as solar power generation, HUBER concluded that no upgrade in power supply was needed at the Stevenage MSCP.

The car park’s system would benefit from fast amortisation periods as well as low electrical supply costs, by the addition of power storage (batteries), charged either by utilising solar generated power from the photovoltaic (PV) system or by utilising overnight low-rate energy.

EV charging point at the Stevenage MSCP

EV charging point at the Stevenage MSCP

This smart system ensures healthy cycles of charging and discharging the batteries to enable storage capacity longevity. Already in the design phase, we consider both electrical provisions and space provisions, allowing us to position the PV system as well as the power storage system and the associated infrastructure. Our designers have further assessed the possibility of retrofitting similar systems on existing car parks and are confident that this is possible.

We firmly believe there are further possibilities for mobility hubs, such as, day care for commuters’ children, parcel or grocery delivery services, visitor information services, and more. We know, whatever the future brings, the mobility hub should be equipped with a system which can serve the mobility hub’s insatiable hunger for power, using a sustainable self-serving power system.

A car park with heart

Stevenage Borough Council’s new multi-storey car park has been built by HUBER Car Park Systems to serve the Hertfordshire new town’s railway station. The car park features electric vehicle chargepoints and makes provision for cycle parking. The railway-facing west elevation of the car park features a montage of space exploration and scientific images, referencing Stevenage’s pioneering work in these sectors, whilst the town-facing east elevation features a range of human silhouettes and the town’s motto: “The heart of a town lies in its people.”

Markus Lauble is managing director of HUBER Car Park Systems
Giving power to mobility hubs_published_Transportxtra_April 2023

British Parking Awards 2022 – HUBER is Winner of the “Car Park Design Award”

We are very proud that our Watford Riverwell MSCP project for the client West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has won the “Car Park Design Award” at the British Parking Awards 2022 in London.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the HUBER team and all those involved in the project for their hard work and congratulate them on this success!

Please click here to see further information about the winning project.

Updates from our donation campaign!

Last Saturday, the HUBER team came together to sort and pack your donations (even our little ones).
Thank you for your donations and kind letters.
The boxes will be loaded on to transport this week, together with more donations collected by Prosperity (Centre for Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine) and will be on their way to Ukraine.

Thank you once again for your generosity!

Your Donations – Straight to Ukraine | We want to help!

Usually, we transport materials from Poland to our UK building sites, now we will transport local donations from our sites to Ukraine, via Poland. 

Donate in person on one of our sites:  

Thursday 7th April between 5pm and 7pm and Saturday 9th April between 10.00am and 1.00pm. 

at 

Huber Car Park Systems Construction Site Office
Dorset County Hospital, C/O Darren Jagoda 
Willmott Dixon Compound, Williams Avenue 
DORSET, DT1 2JY
Onsite Contact on the Day: Darren Jagoda

Huber Car Park Systems Construction Site Office
Sky Studios, BAM Construction Site
Rowley Road, Borehamwood
WD6 1JH
Onsite Contact on the Day: Tane Hemmingson

Huber Car Park Systems Construction Site Office
Fulbourn Road
Cambridge
CB1 9NJ
Onsite Contact on the Day: Rob Hewett

Huber Car Park Systems Construction Site Office
Thomas Sawyer Lane,
Riverwell, Watford,
WD18 0GS 
Onsite Contact on the Day: Richard Von Mew

Huber Car Park Systems Construction Site Office
Adanac Drive
Nursling SO16 0AU
Onsite Contact on the Day: Eddie Oliver

Or 

Tuesday, 19 April 2022 to Friday 22 April 2022 from 9 am to 11 am and 5pm to 7pm 

at 

HUBER Car Park Systems UK Ltd
8 Watersite Drive
Langley Business Park, Langley, SL3 6EZ 

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Thank you for your support!

Your HUBER-Team 

Luton & Dunstable Hospital’s travel hub opens, published in Parking Review | issue June 2021

Multi-storey provides both parking and secure cycle spaces

A multi-storey car park providing 278 spaces for patients and visitors has opened at the Luton & Dunstable (L&D) Hospital in Bedfordshire. The car park will also serve as a travel hub, providing secure cycle storage and showers to help encourage L&D staff to run and cycle to, from and during work.

The development is the first phase of a £150m redevelopment plan which will see hospital transformed over next five years.

David Carter, chief executive of the L&D hospital, said: “The improvements to our Emergency Department are already under-way, due for completion next year, and in the next year we will be starting building our new acute services block. This will transform our maternity, theatres, critical care and neonatal services. Our new facilities will be cutting edge – and an inspiring place for colleagues to deliver outstanding care to patients.”

The car park was opened by the leader of Luton Council, Hazel Simmons, and Simon Linnett and David Carter, the chair and chief executive of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The car park was opened by the leader of Luton Council, Hazel Simmons, and Simon Linnett and David Carter, the chair and chief executive of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The entire project cost a total of £5m, and was delivered by specialist firm HUBER Car Park Systems. The main car park superstructure uses a modular steel-frame construction, meaning the project took just six months to complete. A new road layout leading to the car park is expected improve access and reduce congestion on Lewsey Road.

Simon Linnett, the hospital’s chair, said: “We are delighted to provide such a convenient facility – right opposite the main entrance, which we know will make life easier for patients, carers and relatives. I am also particularly pleased about the facilities for staff.

“I am passionate about how we can improve our sustainability, so facilities which help col-leagues to walk, run or cycle to work are greatly welcome. It’s also great for their mental health and wellbeing to help build more activity into their lives, so that’s positive too.”

Luton_Dunstable Hospital’s travel hub opens_Parking Review_June2021

Fleet of foot, published in Parking News | May issue 407

During the past 12 months, construction firms have had to adapt, adjust ways of working, and deal with frequent new demands and challenges – from managing health and safety on site to supply-chain issues. Tomer Meirom, managing director of HUBER Car Park Systems UK, reflects on what has been achieved, green shoots of recovery, and the changing market (Weiterlesen…)

New headquarter in Langley

We are excited to announce that HUBER car park systems UK limited moved from Watford to our new headquarter in Langley. Our own property provides generous space for fixed and variable workstations and meeting rooms as well as storage room and parking facilities. We will expand the location in further steps.