BCP is one of the largest independent airport car parking companies in the UK.
The company was established in airport car parking in 1978 with the acquisition of a car park at Gatwick situated on the airport boundary at the end of the runway, less than 10 minutes from the terminals. Capacity has steadily been increased to its current level of almost 5,000 cars and it remains the busiest off airport car park in the country.
In October 1991 they extended the scope of their car parking operations by setting up a multi airport car parking booking system using a network of high quality professional airport car parks around the country.
The BCP network of 20 airports now includes their own Gatwick car park plus off airport parking facilities for Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh and Glasgow. BCP also has advance booking facilities for the on-airport car parks at Heathrow, Luton, London City, Manchester, Liverpool, East Midlands, Newcastle, Humberside, Teesside, Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Prestwick and Belfast International. There are even facilities for parking at Eurostar Waterloo, the ferry and cruise terminals at Dover and at ten Central London car parks.
BCP is recognised as the country's leading Airport Car Parking Booking Service with over 750,000 bookings a year transacted through their highly computerised reservation centre at Gatwick where we have up to 50 staff at any one time taking calls 7 days a week. The BCP booking service was awarded the ISO 9002 Certificate for Quality Assurance in 1995 and in May 2000, were accredited with the Investors in People Award.
In 1996, they introduced a Meet and Greet Parking Service where the customer is met at the terminal on his departure and return. This is now available at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted & Manchester. At the same time they launched ChauffeurDrive Express, a high quality chauffeur driven car service taking customers to and from their homes or businesses and the U.K.'s top 20 airports and ports.
In May 2003 BCP was acquired by Q-Park, Europe's fifth largest car park operator with over 400 car parks and over 180,000 spaces across Europe. It is market leader in Holland and has operations in France, Germany, Belgium and, most recently, Ireland. In 2001 in the UK it acquired what was then named Universal Parking which operates some 50 car parks including off-airport car parks at Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle. Q-Park has retained the entire BCP management team and see BCP's marketing and bookings business as an integral part of it future aspirations for growth.
Car Parks Offered by BCP
Here is a breakdown of all the car parks offered by BCP at each airport location.
Click each airport or specific car park to be taken through to the relevant information page.