The UK's Largest Cycle Hub Opens at Cambridge Station Incorporating 3,000 Spaces!!!
Cycle Parking Super Hub – The UK’s Largest
On Monday 15th February Cambridge CyclePoint, the largest cycle parking hub in the UK, opened it’s doors to cyclists. With almost 3,000 spaces, the Cambridge Station facility is three times bigger than the previous largest - Chelmsford with 1,000 spaces. “Cambridge is the UK’s number 1 cycling city and Cambridge station is the busiest cycle hub in the country, we are absolutely delighted to have delivered this unique project” said Falco MD Jeremy Green.
First Class Product – Client’s View
“Falco have pulled out all the stops to bring a first class product to Cambridge CyclePoint...” this was the view from Geraint Hughes, Partnerships Manager for Abellio Greater Anglia who commented "This has been a complex project to deliver, with challenging timescales. Falco have pulled out all the stops to bring a first class product to Cambridge CyclePoint, which our customers are already beginning to appreciate."
The Ultimate Two Tier Cycle Racks - The FalcoLevel Premium+
The CyclePoint is fitted out with the latest FalcoLevel Premium+ two tier cycle racks. Developed to the latest Dutch cycle parking standard ‘FietsParKeur’, these additionally incorporate an integral gas strut to enable easier lifting of heavier bikes as well as additional locking points so that cyclists have multiple security points for their bikes. Based on three floors there is a mix of largely two tier as well as Sheffield cycle stands to provide more traditional cycle parking where people are unable to use the two tier racks.
Great Media Coverage!
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The UK's Largest Cycle Hub Openend on the 15th February
CyclePoint opens its doors for the first time on February 15 2016, providing safe and secure parking in the largest facility of its type at a UK rail station. With on-site maintenance, cycle hire and a cycle shop all under one roof, this innovative project is the culmination of a programme of design, collaboration and construction between Abellio and partners, Network Rail, developers Brookgate and teams of contractors including Falco UK Ltd.
CyclePoint will open in three phases, the first providing parking for more than 1500 cycles on the ground and first floor from 15 February. In March, the second floor will open, bringing CyclePoint up to full capacity. The final phase will see the opening of the cycle shop, in March or April. On completion, the CyclePoint will provide parking for over 2850 cycles over three floors, will be free to use, open 24/7 and feature state of the art CCTV and customer help points.
Easy, convenient, free!
CyclePoint provides parking for over 2850 cycles across 3 floors, in a mix of two-tier racks and Sheffield stands. Access between the floors is by a shallow-stepped cycle ramp from the front entrance, with a separate pedestrian exit giving direct access to the Station Square and the station itself. All three floors are covered by an extensive CCTV system, which can be monitored from the station and will provide recorded images to prosecution standard. Help points will also be located on each floor, connected to the Communications Centre in the station. CyclePoint will be open round the clock, 7 days a week, to allow cyclists arriving on the last trains or departing on the first trains the following morning plenty of time to access their bikes. CCTV and security inspections will continue to monitor the facility throughout the night. Furthermore, all parking within CyclePoint will be free of charge to the user.
The main entrance to CyclePoint will be located on the west side of the building, opposite the new Northern Access Road. Approach routes will be the same as those currently in operation to the temporary parking area. Two wide entrances provide access to a dismount area at the foot of the stepped ramps up to the first floor. As indicated below, the ground floor will be largely reserved for those with special parking requirements, so the majority of users will proceed up the ramp to the higher floors. Each ramp has four parallel wheeling channels (two up and two down).
Each floor has a different colour scheme and each row of stands is numbered to allow customers to easily locate their bikes on return. Customers will leave the CyclePoint by the pedestrian staircase at the south-east corner of the building, which leads down to Station Square, near the temporary ticket office. On their return, access is via the pedestrian staircase and exit via the stepped ramps. Help points will be located on all floors.
Areas of the ground floor will be reserved for ‘out of gauge’ cycles, and for those who find use of the stairs difficult. If you do not specifically require these facilities, please continue up the access ramp to the general parking areas on the first and second floors. Specific cycle parking for hotel staff is also provided in a dedicated area at the rear of the ground floor, as required by the planning consent.
Two-tier racks will be provided by Falco UK, comprised entirely of their FalcoLevel Premium+ product, which is widely used in the Netherlands and other parts of the UK, and has attained the Dutch national ‘FietsParKeur’ standard for secure cycle parking. Falco will also provide the Sheffield stands, which will be distributed across all three floors.
Over the next few months
Abellio Greater Anglia’s contractors have been working hard on the fit-out of the CyclePoint since the shell of the facility was handed over by Brookgate’s contractor Galliford Try in November. Galliford Try will continue to work on the external cladding of the building, which also includes the Ibis hotel, over the initial few months of operation of the CyclePoint. It is expected that the hotel will be completed in June of this year, which will then allow all the scaffolding to be removed and the full benefits of the building to be achieved. This means that for the first few months of operation, access to and from CyclePoint will be through temporary access tunnels in the external scaffolding of the building.
Everything you need at Rutland Cycling
We are pleased to announce that major cycle retailer Rutland Cycling has secured the tenancy for the CyclePoint shop. Fit-out of the retail area has commenced, and the shop will open on a date to be confirmed in the Spring. Rutland will offer cycle and accessory sales, maintenance and cycle hire from their area within CyclePoint, which occupies around half of the ground floor. With their recent investment in the Station Cycles business at three locations within the Greater Cambridge area, Rutland is well placed to offer a comprehensive service to all cyclists.