Engenie adds rapid chargers to Brookhouse retail parks

Engenie adds rapid chargers to Brookhouse retail parks


Engenie has agreed a deal with the Brookhouse Group to install the public EV charging network’s rapid charge points at retail sites across the UK.

In what is pitched as the largest of its kind in the country, the partnership will see Engenie chargers installed at ten Brookhouse retail parks.

Specialists in out-of-town shopping centres, Brookhouse typically sees more than 18 million vehicles parked at its sites each year. The deal aims to cater to visitors that drive electric cars – a number that will has and will increase dramatically over the next few years.

Retail brands found at sites include the likes of Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Aldi, M&S, Next, and Argos. Engenie charge points are already live at seven sites already – with 13 units installed – and a total of ten locations featuring 17 charge points are planned.

Engenie charge points can be found at the following Brookhouse locations:
● Meteor Shopping Park, Bournemouth
● Canal Road, Bradford
● Manchester Road Shopping Park, Stockport
● Queens Shopping Park, Preston
● Parsonage Retail Park, Leigh
● Barnfield Retail Park, Chichester
● Alexandra Retail Park, Oldham

Planned sites to be competed by the end of the year:
● North Quay Retail Park, Lowestoft
● Cables Shopping Park, Prescot
● Hamilton Shopping Park, Hamilton

The rapid chargers are rated at up to 50 kW DC, and allow for AC charging as well. With an average shopping trip at the retail parks taking more than 70 minutes, visitors will be able to recharge a significant proportion of their EV’s battery during a typical visit.

As with all Engenie charge points, the rapid units are contactless bank card enabled, requiring no registration, subscriptions, RFID cards or apps for access and payment.

Mike Nuttall, Property Director at Brookhouse said: “The way we travel is changing like never before and already we are seeing a wholesale shift towards electric mobility.

Customers will expect to be able to charge their vehicles wherever they shop, and our tenants will expect us to provide the infrastructure which enables them to do so. Engenie’s convenient, easy to use and rapid chargers provide the perfect solution to attract the rapidly growing number of EV driving customers to our sites.”

Engenie is one of Zap-Map’s dynamic data partners, meaning the newly installed charge points are already on the app and map. Once the remaining chargers are made live, these will immediately appear on Zap-Map.

Users can view live status information on all Engenie charge points, discovering whether a unit is in use, available, or out of service at a glance of the desktop map or app.