Zest Chantry Place deal handshake

Zest to install 16 charge points at Chantry Place in Norwich

Nic Ryan

Zest has invested in new electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities at Chantry Place in Norwich, one of the region’s largest shopping centres. 

16 new charge points are being installed at Chantry Place - a Savills retail destination of 90 shops, cafés, and restaurants in Norwich city centre.

22kW fast charge points have been selected to reflect the average dwell time, which can add around 90 miles range in an hour. 

The new charge points will be maintained and operated by Zest, in order to provide a reliable long-term service for customers and staff.  

The live status of all Zest charge points is available via the Zapmap app and web map, meaning you can see which chargers are available or in use ahead of time and easily switch to navigate to an available location if required.

The first eight charging bays are now open in the centre’s lower-level car park, with the second phase set to bring eight more in its upper-level car park. 
For Zest, Chantry Place is the latest in a rapid series of retail destination projects that includes Metrocentre in the North-East and Merry Hill in the West Midlands. 
“Our aim is to provide an unrivalled retail and dining experience in Norwich and provide everything under one roof for shoppers,” said Paul McCarthy of Savills, General Manager of Chantry Place.

“We are incredibly proud of the 1,000-space car park we offer and being sustainable is a huge priority for us, so we are incredibly grateful to Zest for their support and putting these EV chargers at Chantry Place.”  

The centre has already implemented carbon-reducing features such as natural ventilation, LED lighting, and 772 solar panels on its roof. 
“We know that people just want to charge where they park as part of their normal routine. Retail destinations, like Chantry Place, that respond now to this demand are those that will thrive as new EV drivers establish their charging habits,” said Robin Heap, Zest CEO.
Zest is backed by the Government-sponsored Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF). It means Zest can invest in larger projects that anticipate future demand, can act more quickly to deliver essential EV infrastructure, and make a tangible contribution to net zero.