Engineering pragmatism enhances parking efficiency

Local shoppers will soon benefit from improved parking in central Cobham.  Elmbridge Borough Council is implementing a range of measures designed to enhance the operation of the Hollyhedge Road car park, including reconfiguration of the existing layout and expansion into adjoining unused land.  Relocation of blue badge and new electric vehicle bays will also help to maximise capacity and improve efficiency at the town’s largest public car park.  

Motion is providing civil engineering advice and design support for the project, including revision of the proposed entry and exit arrangements.  Works also include installation of a barrier control mechanism with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology.

Jonathan Dalley, Building Surveyor at Elmbridge Borough Council, explains, “Motion has responded well to our evolving requirements, adapting the designs at every stage.  The company is quick to grasp the brief and delivers in an efficient and flexible manner.”

Improved traffic circulation and adjustments to the long- and short-stay parking ratio will further enhance the use of the available land, providing an additional 30 spaces once the project is complete.

According to Motion Director, Steve Giles, “This project has played to the team’s pragmatic approach and practical engineering expertise.  The revisions to the site will help to maximise the operational efficiency of the car park and offer a better experience for visitors to Cobham town centre.”


This article first appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Insight.

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