Shoppers angered at new car park charges
Prices at intu up by 150% with a minimum £2 cost
INTU Uxbridge has come under fire from shoppers after the cost of parking at the centre increased by as much as 150 per cent.
It now costs a minimum of £2 to park for two hours at the centre’s 1,600 space multi-storey car park, after the ‘up to one hour’ tariff was scrapped.
And the Sunday parking rate, which was £1, has risen to £2.50, prompting complaints to the management.
Charmaine Grimes, a regular user of intu, said: “I did wonder at the time when they were installing fancy new payment machines and redecorating who would be paying for this? But I should have known it would be Joe Public of course.
“There no concessions for Hillingdon residents or pensioners and to visit the cinema is an expensive outing without adding on the cost of extortionate parking costs. To spend any decent amount of time in Uxbridge now will cost you a guaranteed £4 – an increase of £1.50.”
John Bates was also disappointed when he saw the changes and wonders how many others felt the same.
He said: “Previously, parking for an hour or less from Monday to Saturday cost £1.20. This has now gone up to £2.
“Admittedly they have increased the time allowed to cover a twohour period but I find an
“While we always want to be able to offer our visitors good value for money, we also need to ensure that our car park tariffs cover the cost of regular upkeep and improvements, such as the newly-installed entry barriers and payment machines.
“We also consider factors such as average length of car park stay and in response to this we have simplified the charging structure.
“We believe that our car park prices compare favourably to other private car parks in the city centre and suit the needs of the majority of our visitors.
“We will continue to listen to comments and will of course take all feedback on board to ensure we’re listening and responding to the needs of our visitors.”