A Birmingham property firm that diversified during the downturn into car parks is doing its bit for the environment after investing £100,000 in solar-powered pay and display machines.
Gallan Parking, which was launched by the Gallan Group in 2009, is installing the environmentally-friendly Parkeon terminals at its car parks across the country in a bid to cut back on energy costs.
The terminals use daylight to maintain their batteries and avoid the need for underground cabling and can also be 95 per cent recycled at the end if their working lives.
Managing director Phillip Grant said the firm keeps a close eye on the environment.
He said: “We pride ourselves in delivering innovative and cost-effective parking solutions for our operating partners, which includes enhancing and protecting the environment as demonstrated by this major investment.
"We also saw the potential in these terminals for maximising revenues and providing unrivalled customer care as we actively seek to transform derelict and vacant land to high quality car parks for purchase, lease or full service management.”
Gallan Parking has launched more than 400 spaces in Birmingham City Centre in the past six months alone and currently has more than 2,500 spaces under management nationwide.
As well as Gallen Parking, the Gallan Group also includes Gallan Development and Gallan Property.