Local car park among newly acquired purchases of state’s largest provider

National car park management company NCPS, Ireland’s largest parking services business, has added five multi-storey car parks to its portfolio, which will result in 18 new jobs being created.

The 4,300 car park spaces covered are located in Tallaght Retail Centre, Navan Town Centre; Steamboat Quay, Limerick; Exchange Hall, Castle Street, and Belfast Met College.

At present, NCPS employs 130 staff across Ireland and manages over 100,000 parking spaces in more than 900 locations.

NCPS provides parking and consultancy services for property managers, private clients and public bodies across university campuses, hospitals, apartment blocks, supermarkets, retail parks, as well as in transportation hubs such as airports, railway stations and ports.

NCPS is owned by directors Jason Ballard and Steven Kingswell by way of holding company Sontegra Ltd.

Mr Kingswell resigned as a director of both Sontegra and NCPS earlier this year.

Established in 1998, the company has more than 900 sites under management.

The company’s clients include Dublin City Council, Irish Rail, Aldi, the Dublin Docklands Development Authority and UCD. In 2014 it was also appointed to manage the Luas park-and-ride facilities.

The company returned to profit last year after recording a loss in 2014 and they said that due to an improvement in the general economic environment it was confident levels of parking- management services could be maintained and developed to allow it to continue to operate profitably in the coming years.