Why do we charge for parking?
Firstly, it’s not to get rich! If we wanted to get rich we wouldn’t be operating a small car park in the centre of Worcester.
Reason 1 : Fairness to all
Having a limited number of on-site parking spaces has the potential to create an unlevel playing field – favouritism or the mad rush of a ‘first come, first served’ mentality. There are several car parks all close by to Kingsway House, so parking is easy and you don’t have to walk far. Something they all have in common is that you have to pay for them. Adding the Kingsway House car park to this list makes us one of several car parks that you can choose from, and the fact that we are a few pennies more expensive than the off-site ones means there is an offset between price versus convenience.
Reason 2 : We pay for the spaces
Through our business rates we pay Worcester City Council approximately £1400 per annum for the car park. If we were to remove this and replace it with garden we would pay nothing. We think it reasonable to recover some of this cost from the users of the car park.
Now that you know we are not trying to ‘rip you off’ you can feel that warm glow of contributing to the lovely atmosphere at Kingsway House when we ask you to pay for your parking!