Turnstone Estates has responded swiftly to concerns about daytime charges by dramatically lowering the cost of parking at its NCP-run car park that serves the newly-opened Cambridge Leisure scheme.
Parking charges cut at Cambridge Leisure
Chris Goldsmith, Managing Director of Turnstone Estates, the developers of the scheme, comments: 'The original prices were aligned to those of the Grafton Centre east car park. However, as the surrounding roads do not have parking restrictions in place, we hope this change in price will encourage visitors to the leisure park to use the car parking facilities, rather than congest the local roads. It also means that visitors to the highly successful scheme are not discouraged'.
The daytime (10.00 - 18.30) prices are now cut from 2.70 to 1.00 for up to two hours for those enjoying the leisure facilities on offer. In the early mornings, evenings and all day Sunday the rates are just 50p pr hour.
Fred Turok, CEO of LA Fitness, which has a state of the art health and fitness centre at Cambridge Leisure and has been campaigning for a reduction in parking fees, comments: 'We are delighted that the developer has listened to our concerns and that as a result it is not only our members who will benefit from the reduced rates, but centre users in general.
'The new prices will be more satisfactory with our members, who are also being offered a free bottle of water, equivalent to the price of parking for 2 hours, on display of their parking ticket, effectively providing parking for free.'
Other occupiers at Cambridge Leisure include Cineworld, Tenpin Bowling, Pizza Hut, Frankie & Benny's, Subway and Choices.
There are a limited number of units left to rent. Chris Goldsmith adds: 'We are in negotiations with several restaurant/bar operators and hope to be able to announce further occupiers very soon.'
Established in 1989, Turnstone is one of the most active and dynamic property companies in the south east of England.