Car Parking new machines

The Mall Maidstone welcomes new car park machines   

Brand new state of the art car park machines are being installed in The Mall Maidstone this summer.

The shopping centre, which has over 1,000 spaces including 29 disabled spaces and 28 parent first spaces, currently uses a paper ticket system to pay for parking.

This month, The Mall Maidstone will be upgrading its car park machines to use a plastic chip, cutting down on paper waste and offering shoppers the option of being ‘cash free’ and paying by card.

When customers pull into the car park, they will be given a chip coin instead of a paper ticket. Before they leave the shopping centre, they will need to insert the coin into one of seven new machines and pay for their parking with either cash or card. They will then insert their plastic coin into a machine as they leave the car park to raise the exit barrier.

Suzie Brindle, Marketing Manager in The Mall Maidstone, said: “We’re really looking forward to our new car parking machines that will be bringing The Mall Maidstone into the future. The new system will help to cut down on wasted paper as we’ll be reusing recycled plastic coins, plus shoppers will have the added convenience of being able to pay for their parking using their card, so they won’t have to worry about having the right amount of change on them.

“We’re planning for minimum disruption to our customers during the upgrade but we apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Work is due to commence on Wednesday 13th July with minimum disruption. Some pay-on-foot machines will be unavailable while the works take place and the multi-storey car park will be limited to one entrance and one exit lane during the works.

The car park works follow the recent refurbishment of The Mall Maidstone’s toilet facilities, which were reopened in June.