Friday 21 September, 2018

Furness Group opens POS multi-storey car park

Photo: This 2016 computer-generated image shows what the 12-storey Furness City Park was designed to look like.

Photo: This 2016 computer-generated image shows what the 12-storey Furness City Park was designed to look like.

The Furness Group's new 12-storey car park is now officially open for business. 

In a statement issued Tuesday, the company said the facility, called the Furness City Park, is one of the largest and most modern carparks in the Caribbean and is located the heart of the Government Campus in Port of Spain.

The car park, which was conceived by the current Furness Group Chairman, William A. Ferreira, consists of a modern 12 storey structure that can facilitate over 900 vehicles.

The facility has a multi-lane access point located on Richmond Street, with another secondary access point from Wrightson Road.

The car park also has modern passenger lifts on each side of the building to take customers to and from their vehicles and conforms to all the latest International Engineering codes and modern industry standards, the company said. 

The company added that the car park will allow for high demands for parking spaces in the capital to comfortably be met as existing carparks are 'bursting to their seams at capacity'.

The company said the Furness City Park's access and egress points are manned by 24-hour security, with modern CCTV cameras monitoring and recording activities on every floor, along with mobile cart patrols.

"The Furness Group is proud to officially open the Furness City Park facility for business, in order to provide a safe, quick, convenient and carefree parking option to the public," the company said. 

 

Cashless system

The company said the facility also operates with a cashless system with 'very little required human interaction'.

"There is a fully automated parking management system, used widely in the United States and Europe, featuring a ticketed entry and exit system. Payment is done using state of the art pay machines, located strategically in the facility, which accepts both debit and credit cards," the company said. 

The company added that the project, which cost approximately TT$150 million, was used on local labour, goods and services, with a significant portion paid in taxes and associated fees, thereby 'contributing significantly to the local economy during a tough economic period'.

"The operation of the facility is very different to what Trinbagonians are accustomed to. Furness has installed the best equipment that allows for fast, mechanised entry and exit so that the customer’s experience will be quick and convenient, and is backed fully with a generator in case of power outages," the company said.

 

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