The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and its adjoining university hospital - VUmc - were looking to improve parking revenues and services by combining their parking facilities.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s management had decided to outsource the operational management of all parking facilities. Working in close collaboration with Schiphol’s Parking & Mobility Services, Spark conducted the European tender for finding a suitable outsourcing partner.
With the opening a spectacular underground walkway connecting the region’s main hospital to one of the largest parking garages in the centre of Enschede, a new influx of hospital visitors was set to impact the parking facility and its services.
The choice of new, fitting car park management technology and equipment to fulfil numerous ambitious goals - including sustainability goals - was a challenge. Spark advised the Erasmus University in all steps of the process.
The existing Jaarbeursplein car park, adjacent to the busiest train station in the Netherlands, was to be replaced by a new car park offering modern parking facilities to 800 cars.
Rotterdam city was looking to make a car park open to the general public. Spark was asked to research the feasibility of dual (i.e. paid and free) parking access.
Inspired by the digital parking systems already used in the Netherlands, Copenhagen city authorities wished to implement similar parking enforcement software, including state of the art scan vehicles.
The upward trend in the number of air passengers meant that the capacity of the existing long-stay car park needed to be increased. Schiphol asked Spark to take care of the European tender.