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Enterprise Car Club Partners with UK’s Largest Development in East London

Enterprise Car Club Partners with UK’s Largest Development in East London

LONDON (Aug. 22, 2018) – Barking Riverside London has teamed up with Enterprise Car Club to provide on-site vehicles for local residents and businesses as well as new residents moving in next year; who are looking for quick, low-cost and easy access to a vehicle at any time.

Located next to the River Thames in East London, Barking Riverside is one of the largest brownfield development projects in Europe. The new development will include 10,800 new homes, a new London Overground station, as well as seven schools and 65,000 sq. ft. of commercial and cultural offerings.

More than 1,000 homes on the site have already been completed, with 378 homes currently under construction. The first phase of new homes, Parklands, will launch later this year through L&Q.

The Barking Riverside Car Club will benefit many residents and visitors who may not own or have access to a car making the car club an essential aspect of integrated transport in the area. Car clubs are a viable and cost-effective option for those who don’t have access to a vehicle and need one either for short or long journeys.

Two Enterprise Car Club vehicles, a Vauxhall Adam and a Hyundai I10, will be based in dedicated on-street bays on the site from September, with plans to expand the programme in the future. Each resident will receive a free one-year membership to the service as well as £50 worth of car club vehicle rentals, and for a limited time their day rate will be capped at £25 per day.

This forms a key element of the project’s sustainable transport ecosystem, providing local people with modern, low-emission cars that they can hire by the hour and without needing to find parking. Barking Riverside is London’s only Healthy New Town, designed to promote health, wellbeing and independence through integrated local services.

Paul Dunkin, Land and Programme Director at Barking Riverside Ltd, comments: “Enterprise Car Club will provide Barking Riverside residents with convenient and affordable access to vehicles. The Barking Riverside Car Club will also play a part in providing a sustainable transport solution for the development and addressing local parking pressures.”

Dan Gursel, Managing Director of Enterprise Car Club, adds: “Barking Riverside is a very significant opportunity for developing car club usage in the capital, as it’s a large location that will attract many new residents, businesses and visitors.

“Enterprise Car Club’s mission is to support people’s need for road transport as sustainably as possible, as and when they need it. This helps to reduce congestion and pressure on parking, and also supports the capital’s clean air agenda.”

Located nearby, the Barking branch of Enterprise Rent-A-Car provides additional access to a much wider range of mobility for people and businesses in the area. Vehicles including hatchbacks, vans and even executive and luxury cars are available for longer journeys and customers with alternative vehicle requirements.

Enterprise Car Club uses the latest website and mobile technology to deliver a convenient and user-friendly automated rental process. People can quickly apply for membership and then book vehicles within a few hours.

Vehicles cost from £4.95 per hour to rent, including petrol and insurance, and from £39.95 per day for members needing a vehicle for more than eight hours.

In addition to the vehicles located at Barking Riverside, members can immediately access the wider Enterprise Car Club network of 1,100 on street vehicles located in 30 major towns and cities across the UK. Many of these vehicles are based at mainline stations and other transport hubs, helping to create a more convenient and joined-up service.

The Enterprise Car Club fleet offers highly sustainable and low-emission motoring. Many of the vehicles feature hybrid and electric technology, enabling members to try these new technologies at low cost.

About Enterprise

Enterprise is part of St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, which also owns and operates the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In its fiscal year 2017, Enterprise Holdings recorded $22.3 billion in revenue, employed 100,000 people and operated 1.9 million vehicles.

Enterprise Holdings operates more than 9,900 branches worldwide, is available in 90+ countries, and has a fleet of nearly 1.9 million vehicles. In the UK, Enterprise has branches and vehicles within 10 miles of 93% of the UK population (Experian).

Enterprise provides a range of mobility products and services through:

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car – offers daily rental for private and business use as well as replacement vehicles for the insurance sector. In the UK, the company began operation in 1994 and now operates more than 450 locations across the country and has 5,000+ employees.
  • Enterprise Car Club – is one of the UK’s largest car clubs, which allows members 24/7 access to vehicles by the hour or more. The range includes vans, electric cars and hybrids, which can be accessed from 90+ branches and more than 1,500 on-street locations in 25 cities throughout the UK.
  • Enterprise Flex-E-Rent - supplies a range of cars, light commercial vehicles and HGVs, including refrigerated vehicles and accessible transport under short- and long-term agreements to UK businesses from 21 locations in the UK.
  • The Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise - an exclusive service for customers looking to rent a luxury, performance or premium vehicle.

For more information visit www.enterprise.co.uk.

Enterprise is part of St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, which also owns and operates the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In its fiscal year 2017, Enterprise Holdings recorded $22.3 billion in revenue, employed 100,000 people and operated 1.9 million vehicles.

Enterprise Holdings operates more than 9,900 branches worldwide, is available in 90+ countries, and has a fleet of nearly 1.9 million vehicles. In the UK, Enterprise has branches and vehicles within 10 miles of 93% of the UK population (Experian).

Enterprise provides a range of mobility products and services through:

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car – offers daily rental for private and business use as well as replacement vehicles for the insurance sector. In the UK, the company began operation in 1994 and now operates more than 450 locations across the country and has 5,000+ employees.
  • Enterprise Car Club – is one of the UK’s largest car clubs, which allows members 24/7 access to vehicles by the hour or more. The range includes vans, electric cars and hybrids, which can be accessed from 90+ branches and more than 1,500 on-street locations in 25 cities throughout the UK.
  • Enterprise Flex-E-Rent - supplies a range of cars, light commercial vehicles and HGVs, including refrigerated vehicles and accessible transport under short- and long-term agreements to UK businesses from 21 locations in the UK.
  • The Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise - an exclusive service for customers looking to rent a luxury, performance or premium vehicle.

For more information visit www.enterprise.co.uk.

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About Barking Riverside

Barking Riverside London is one of the most ambitious and important new developments in the UK, currently being created along a 2km stretch of Thames river frontage. A joint venture between L&Q and the Mayor or London the development will offer over 10,800 homes plus 65,000 square metres of commercial, retail and community facilities, based on strong environmental principles on this former power station site.

Barking Riverside London is one of the most ambitious and important new developments in the UK, currently being created along a 2km stretch of Thames river frontage. A joint venture between L&Q and the Mayor or London the development will offer over 10,800 homes plus 65,000 square metres of commercial, retail and community facilities, based on strong environmental principles on this former power station site.

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