Heathrow Wins Parking Awards

The Heathrow Pods won the Innovation Award at the British Parking Awards. (LHR)

The Heathrow Pods won the Innovation Award at the British Parking Awards. (LHR)

London’s Heathrow Airport has won four trophies at this year’s British Parking Awards, held in the capital on March 9.
The competition, supported by the British Parking Association (BPA), rewards the best in car park management, design and service.  Heathrow won The Equita Overall Award – which recognises the ‘best of the best’ in car park management – plus both the Parking & the Environment Award and the Innovation Award for its Heathrow Pods, which transport passengers between Terminal 5 and the Business Car Park.
British company Ultra PRT developed the pods, which eliminate the need for more than 50,000 bus journeys at the airport every year.  They use 70% less energy than it takes to power a car, and 50% less than a bus.
Andy Cameron, Heathrow’s Retail Operations Manager for Car Parks, was awarded Parking Person of the Year.  He oversees the maintenance and running of the 14 car parks at the airport, which have a capacity for 42,000 vehicles, and recently managed the implementation of family parking bays into all long-stay car parks.
 

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