City of Derry Airport

City of Derry Airport

In 2014 the City of Derry Airport issued a tender to change the car parking system which was limited in functionality and future development. Many of the airport’s issues were addressed and the system continues to evolve to offer more customer convenience.

Project Overview 

Cashless Payment options at pay stations and lanes

RFID Contactless access for residents and contract parkers

Hotel and gym validation provision

Completed as a new build in 2009, Saint Anne’s Square is situated in the vibrant Cathedral Quarter of Belfast city centre incorporating the MAC theatre and exhibition space, apartments, a gym, a hotel, and a great variety of restaurants.
Having been invited to participate in the new build procurement process, SKIDATA was chosen to provide the car park management system due to the provision of excellent service references in Belfast that endorsed our professional team and unrivalled technical knowledge.

City of Derry Airport
City of Derry Airport

The 540 space Multi-storey car park has one entry and one exit lane with a spare lane to use at peak times.

Two pay stations situated in the pedestrian lift lobby ensure that parkers can clearly see where to pay. 

Contract parkers can sign up for a range of parking products and use their contactless cards to enter and exit.

Those attending a nearby gym can receive discounted parking thanks to the validation system integrated to the SKIDATA parking system.

Likewise the hotel located within Saint Annes Square is also using the validation services to enable offering hotel guests special discount.

City of Derry Airport

Facts & Figures

Project Name Saint Anne's Square
City Belfast
Installation Date Original Installation 2009
Capacity / Parking slots / Size 540 parking spaces
Requirement As a new build the requirement was to ensure that controlled parking was introduced from opening due to the city centre location and requirements for short-term and contract parking. SKIDATA was successful in winning the building contractor tender which was helped by the excellent reputation of the solution provided and project performance in other Belfast reference sites.
Solution implemented All lanes equipped with SKIDATA columns incorporating intercom barcode and RFID technologies to give flexibility of access to a variety of parkers who use local amenities suParking.Logic
Realization / Special Features Two pay stations offer both cash and cashless payment options and the ability to top up value card parking. RFID touchless operation for quick access on all lanes. Latest EMV Payment terminals are installed at both pay stations and exit lanes for last chance payment.

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