22/05/2018

The Sant Antoni Market B:SM Car Park opens

With capacity for 398 vehicles, including seven electric charging points and 10 spaces for people with reduced mobility as well as 102 motorcycle bays, of which eight are for electric motorcycles

On 23 May the B:SM underground car park at Sant Antoni Market at 1 Carrer d'Urgell will be operational. The floors designated for customer use are levels -2 and -4 across a usable floor area of 14,239.15 m2, with capacity for 398 cars, including 10 spaces for people with reduced mobility and seven spaces for electric vehicles, as well as 102 motorcycle bays of which eight are for electric motorcycles. Levels -1 and -3 are designated for market services and a loading/unloading area, respectively.

The aim is to achieve efficiency and coordination between the different uses and purposes of the whole site consisting of the market itself and the car park - which is primarily to serve market staff, stallholders and customers as well as local residents.

The services already available at the B:SM car park under the new Sant Antoni Market are: pedestrian access, access for people with reduced mobility, access for registered users of number-plate identification, card payments, recharging points for electric vehicles and the 24-hour security system.
 
The B:SM car park at Sant Antoni Market is municipal-owned and is operated by Barcelona de Serveis Municipals by agreement with the Municipal Markets Institute (Institut Municipal de Mercats), and is added to the portfolio of car parks that B:SM already operates at other municipal markets - including those at Sagrada Familia, Boqueria, Guinardó and Encants; it is number 44 within the B:SM Car Park Network.

Features and innovations at the Sant Antoni Market B:SM Car Park.

In line with B:SM’s commitment to sustainability, the new car park uses uniform LED lighting that provides the most optimal and reliable visual conditions both for parking and walking safely. LED lighting saves energy and helps reduce the operating and maintenance costs of this new facility.

The design is based on the new concept for the image that B:SM is aiming at the general public and customers - based on the use of white as a base colour, which contributes to increasing levels of light within the car park and which reduces sound impact. The colours green (level -2) and red (level -4) are used to emphasise consistently the location, the innovative design based on algae that demarcates the parking spaces, and serve to remind users that they are in the city of Barcelona on the Mediterranean.

The car park includes an information system that provides users with information about available spaces. This aims to improve flow within the car park by offering users the information they need to park their vehicles quickly and efficiently. This in turn helps reduce vehicle emissions and the time needed to park.

Season tickets and special opening promotion

Local residents, Sant Antoni Market stallholders and general users will have the option of either short-term parking or season tickets which have been devised by B:SM to meet the varying needs of a dynamic area such as Sant Antoni: Full 24-hour, day-time and night-time.

In addition, to celebrate the opening of Sant Antoni Market, a special promotion is in place for those taking out Full 24-hour, Full Local 24-hour and Daily 9.30 season tickets.
For more information, please visit the B:SM car park website



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