PKE's first team debut results in victory for CAME Parkare & Chelmsford City Council

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PKE's first team debut results in victory for CAME Parkare & Chelmsford City Council

Back in 2016, CAME Parkare UK responded to the public tender issued by Chelmsford City Council for the replacement of their current parking systems located at several sites throughout the city.

The City Council wanted to overhaul their current system, which was no longer able to cope with the current demands of the city’s parking, and required a highly reliable and responsive system, that ensured payment transactions and security of the car park were of paramount importance. The “innovative & robust” system needed to modernise parking for the city’s residents. The Chelmsford sites due for upgrade were:  

  • High Chelmer – Multi-Storey   
  • Townfield – Multi-Storey
  • Meadows Surface – Pay-on-Foot Surface
  • Meadows Retail – Multi-Storey
  • Fairfield Road – Pay on Display
  • Civic Centre – One Level Barrier Restricted

CAME Parkare’s PKE system proved to be the ideal solution to help Chelmsford City Council improve the customer experience across the 6 sites.

PKE’s modern approach to parking minimises moving parts within the system, using newer dual thermal printer technology which increases ticket capacity, allowing machines to operate faster and more efficiently to maximise traffic flow and decrease levels of downtime for the overall system. The perfect solution for the demands of Chelmsford’s busy city centre car parks.

The solution provided by the PKE system enables the City Council to further reduce the percentage of cash transactions by providing greater opportunities for cashless payment including contactless credit card facilities on all 15 pay stations and on certain Pay On Exit lanes.

A centralised control system located at the Townfield site with the capability to remotely manage transactions, such as ticket replacement, operate ANPR systems, and provide comprehensive management reports via CAME Parkare’s LINCE 6.0 web based management system.

To further enhance the opportunities available to City Council partners, the PKE system provides a range of marketing capabilities, including bespoke ticket printing for promotional advertising and a 1920 x 357 pixel Ultra Bright digital advertising display located on each automatic pay station providing prime advertising space. 

In January 2017, the UK’s first major PKE installation was completed across all 6 city sites managing a combined total of over 2800 spaces, 13 entry terminals, 13 pay stations & 13 exit terminals, 26 barriers, controlled via a single central Multipark management server with central computers at each site, to become the UK’s first major installation of PKE.

For more information on the CAME Parkare system click the link below to download the product guide or contact CAME Parkare for full system details.


Download the Pay on Foot Brochure

Download the Chelmsford City Council Case Study