Lödige Industries will deliver an automated underground parking system in Amsterdam’s canal belt area. The system, which will park up to 270 cars, will utilise a hybrid combination of the two parking technologies employed by the company.
Amsterdam Municipality uses a system of residential parking permits and permit holders will gain access to the parking system via an app and modern number plate recognition technology. On the surface, the only visible elements of the parking system will be three glass facade entry bays designed to reduce visual impact on the surrounding area, which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Vijzelgracht is located in the city centre of Amsterdam, thus facing a lack of appropriate car parking spaces. Given the high-density parking required and difficult access, automated parking was the only option for city planners. The automated parking system will replace on street-parking for local residents. The system will be built into an existing vault between the street level and Vijzelgracht metro station and will provide 270 automated parking spaces.
Engineering, design and production of the machinery for the project will take place at the company’s own manufacturing plants in Germany and Romania. Installation on site will be carried out by Lödige Industries’ team in the Netherlands.
The contract has now been awarded to Lödige Industries as the result of a competitive European tender. In total, Amsterdam Municipality has earmarked €15 million for the project, which is scheduled to be completed in July 2022. Work on site is due to commence in January 2021. Lödige Industries will also provide a 15-year service contract for the parking garage.
- Parking on the streets of Amsterdam's canal belt is limited and often requires difficult access
- With its long and narrow shape, the vault poses a challenge for city planners to provide enough parking spaces
- Automated parking is the only option and replaces residents' on-street parking
- The hybrid combination of technologies can be easily built into the existing vault between the street level and the Vijzelgracht metro station
- By utilising the extremely fast horizontal transfer vehicles of the CUBILE technology and the space saving pallet-based RESPACE technology, it is possible to deliver both the speed and the parking density required by this particular project
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