The Octagon Centre Goes The Extra Green Mile
The Octagon Shopping Centre will be the location for the first electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Burton Town Centre. The points of which there are two are installed and fully operational now.
ELECTRIC vehicle owners will be able to charge their cars in the centre's car park for free for the first two hours in the allocated bays (located down the side of the shopping centre between Iceland and Shabby Nook), which allow up to two vehicles at a time to be charged. Octagon standard carpark tariff arrangements apply throughout.
Electric cars offer an eco-friendlier solution to getting from A to B, without emitting dangerous gases as well as a reduction in fuel and running costs.
Earlier in the year the shopping centre was once again awarded a Park Mark for its excellent service, as well as becoming one of the first shopping centre's to be able to contact their shoppers via their integrated ANPR (automatic number-plate recognition) marketing system. This allows the centre to communicate to visitors who have registered their mobile telephone number and vehicle registration number in advance with the Octagon to receive up to date offers & promotions.
Cushman & Wakefield General Manager, Peter Hardingham commented, "The roll out of these charging points is another demonstration of The Octagon's commitment to provide shoppers with an award-winning service combined with the technology of the future. We're excited to extend our already innovative advancements, from speaking with shoppers directly through ANPR software, to now also being able to offer convenient transport technology that supports the environment and the consumer".