Why attend?

The idea of providing a concentration of mobility services at one place is emerging as a way of creating sustainable public transport systems.

 

When reimagined as mobility hubs, car parks are no longer just places to store vehicles. Instead they become positive places that offer co-located services such as electric vehicle (EV) charging and shared mobility services.

 

Mobility hubs also represent the next step in the evolution of park & ride services, which will become genuine interchanges where people can switch from private cars to buses, trains, cycles and walking.

 

EV hubs offer drivers access to chargepoints in car parks at destinations such as shopping centres or in service area style facilities on major roads. The parallel emergence of service hubs is seeing other car parks acting as bases for logistics services and a range of activities such as ‘dark kitchens’ and ‘dark stores’.

 

This one-day conference will see speakers and expert panels explore the design, implementation and operation of mobility, EV and service hubs.

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Themes for discussion include...

  • Planning & operating mobility hubs

  • Developing service hubs 

  • Policy and planning

  • Mobility hub design

  • Financing schemes

  • Revenue streams

  • Click & collect services

  • Last-mile delivery

  • Providing EV charging

  • Rethinking park & ride schemes

  • Kerbside hubs

 
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Who you will meet

  • Car park operators

  • Local authorities 

  • Property companies

  • Car club operators

  • Micro-mobility specialists

  • Logistics companies

  • EV charging providers

  • Consultants

  • Architects

 

Conference programme

Please note that the agenda is currently being programmed. Updates to follow.

09.00

Lobby

Registration opens, and Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area

09:45

Session 1: Mapping out the mobility hub landscape

Mobility hubs provide space for a wide range of urban services such as car sharing, electric vehicle charging, last-mile logistics and dark kitchens

Chair: Adam Bidder, managing director, Q-Park UK

Mobility hubs: Tailoring solutions for different destinations
Matthew Clark, new mobility specialist, Steer

Developing a mobility hub strategy
Keith Fisken, programmes manager, SEStran (South East of Scotland Transport Partnership)

Mobility hubs and shared transport
Matthew Ledbury, senior policy and advocacy officer, CoMoUK

Parklets-plus: Kerbside mobility hubs

Habib Khan, founder and director, Meristem Design

Q&A

11.00

Morning break: Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area

11.30

Session 2: Evolution of the hub

The planning, design and operation of mobility and service hubs in a variety of settings
Chair: Matthew Clark, new mobility specialist, Steer

Developing a framework for future mobility hubs
Mihir Benison, associate, Arup

Micromobility hubs: E-bikes and e-scooters​

Grace Packard, senior public policy manager, Voi Technology

The role of mobility hubs in supporting MaaS

Georgia Yexley, general manager UKI, TIER Mobility

Logistics hubs: Delivering last-mile solutions​
Fiona Jenkins, associate, Steer

Q&A

13.00

Lunch break: Refreshments served in the exhibition area

14.00

Session 3: Data and payment hubs

How physical hubs become places that require and facilitate the sharing and integration of data regarding payment, EV bay usage and multi-modal travel
Chair: Sam Hunn, commercial manager, Fonix

 

Connecting consumers and service providers
Antony Medica, business development manager, Ecommpay  

Integrating mobility, parking and EV payments

Paul Moorby OBE, co-founder and chief executive, Chipside

Q&A

 

14.30

Session 4: Car Park 2.0

How car parks can be designed and redefined as locations for mobility and service hubs
Chair: Vaso Vaina, managing director, Stripe Consulting

 

Hubs: Space for more than just cars
Fiona Petch, architect and director, Fatkin 

Reinventing public car parks
Mark Potter, director, Potter Church & Holmes Architects

Q&A

15.15

Session 5: A focus on electric vehicle hubs

How mobility hubs are playing a key role in the transition to zero-emission vehicles by becoming focal points for EV charging facilities and other local green energy initiatives
Chair: Mark Moran, managing editor, Parking Review and EVolution Magazine

 

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Tina Mould, capital programme project manager, Oxford City Council  

Creating a public EV charging hub network

Ben Grocott, retail operations manager – vehicle & infrastructure, Mobilize Power Services

Q&A

16.00

Networking

17.00

Close of conference

Published programme subject to change

 

Speaker biographies

Please note that the agenda is currently being programmed. Updates to follow.

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Ben Grocott

Retail Operations Manager – Vehicle & Infrastructure,

Mobilize Power Solutions

Ben is committed to helping to change the transport environment with zero-emission vehicles and believes that this can only really be achieved by creating an accessible, convenient and cost effective charging infrastructure.

 

Ben will be speaking at the conference in Session 5 which is focusing on electric vehicle hubs. However, if you would like to know more about how Mobilize Power Solutions can help your organization and its community transition to electric, visit: www.mobilize-power-solutions.uk

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Keith Fisken

Programmes Manager,

SEStran

Keith Fisken works on strategy development and on several projects for South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran). Keith is currently studying at Edinburgh Napier University to complete a MSc In Transport Planning and Engineering. He has extensive commercial experience with a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Sydney (Australia). Prior to working with SEStran he worked in the global alcohol industry for over 20 years both here in the UK, Europe and Australia. 

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Sam Hunn

Commercial Manager,

Fonix

After five years in the UK parking industry, Sam joined the team at Fonix in 2021 to head up the transport and mobility strategy in the UK and explore new markets.

 

Fonix provides a suite of mobile payment and financial technology solutions to some of the largest names in media, charity, online gaming and now transport and mobility! Clients include ITV, global media and entertainment, Children in Need and Stand Up 2 Cancer.

 

As the face of Fonix within the growing mobility community, Sam’s work focuses on delivering bespoke payment solutions that suit the needs, goals, and technical requirements of each client, promoting financial inclusion for all users as our community grows ever stronger.

 

Find Sam at the Mobility Hubs Conference to find out how you can utilise payments to maximise your customer base!

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Fiona Jenkins

Associate,

Steer

Fiona is an Associate at Steer, an international cities, infrastructure and transport consultancy. Fiona has over a decades’ worth of experience in researching, implementing and evaluating transport initiatives which encourage best use of our transport network’s capacity and help to create more liveable urban environments.

 

Fiona is passionate about detail and (possibly overly) interested in the minutiae of everyday life, and a small project to calculate the benefits of a consolidated delivery system for milk, cleaning supplies and printer paper for businesses in central London ignited her interest in how goods move.

 

She advised the National Infrastructure Commission on their Future of Freight study in 2018-19, and since then she has worked with a range of public sector clients including Cross River Partnership, Transport for London, Hackney Council and Better Bankside Business Improvement District on how to make urban logistics activity in businesses, streets and boroughs cleaner, safer and more efficient. Fiona leads Steer’s urban logistics offer for our clients.

 

Fiona’s out-of-office project is to introduce her young daughter to all of London’s modes of transport and has realised – with some disappointment – that it is still several years before she’ll manage a Boris Bike.

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Matthew Ledbury

Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer,

CoMoUK

Matthew has represented the rail sector in Brussels as the senior environmental adviser for the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies. He has also worked as a journalist, including a period as the deputy editor of Local Transport Today magazine. 

 

He holds a master’s degree in Environmental Change and Management, for which he undertook a study on the environmental benefits of car clubs.

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Anthony Medica

Business Development Manager,

Ecommpay

Anthony’s experience and understanding within the payments ecosystem lends itself well to the industries he serves being, hospitality, e-commerce and mobility. 

 

Anthony assists merchants to overcome their challenges by delivering payment solutions to grow their business through drive and passion.

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Tina Mould

Capital Programme Project Manager,

Environmental Sustainability, 

Oxford City Council

Tina is the lead Project Manager for Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) Project Team. ESO is a £40M flagship project under the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, demonstrating innovation in the decarbonisation of power, transport and heat to accelerate Oxford’s zero carbon journey. 

 

The project is delivering the largest public EV charging hub in the UK alongside supporting Oxford City Council on its journey to migrate 25% of its fleet to electric vehicles by 2023.

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Grace Packard

Senior Public Policy Manager,

Voi Technology

Grace Packard is a Senior Public Policy Manager at Voi Technology who specialises in the UK transport sector. 

 

With a background in transport planning, Grace works to ensure sustainable transport options are widely available to help improve the way we move around our cities, creating better cities to live in. 

 

Previously working as a transport consultant, Grace worked closely with micromobility operators to improve parking and deployment strategies. 

 

Since launching in Northampton in September 2020, Voi has gone on to become the UK’s largest micromobility operator, offering both e-scooters and e-bikes in 17 locations across the country.

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Fiona Petch

Architect and Director,

Fatkin

Fiona is a founding director of Fatkin Ltd, an architecture practice with offices in West London, Cardiff, Bristol and Brighton. Fatkin is a fully independent design consultancy that specialises in mobility hubs and MSCPs, alongside work in the mixed-use, healthcare, commercial and housing fields. The practice works with a very wide range of developers and contractors in the public and private sectors and currently has projects around the UK, at all stages from feasibility through to construction.

 

Mobility hub projects that Fiona has recently worked on include the Lewsey Road Luton Transport Hub, Stevenage Railway Station Transport Hub, Guildford Station MSCP and Watford Riverwell MSCP. Each of these incorporates active travel facilities alongside other functions.

Fiona is a regular cyclist and has driven everything from motorcycles through to tractors although her ‘daily drive’ is a VW Transporter and she is currently involved in the restoration of several classic Saab and Fiat cars. 

Fiona is an Associate Lecturer at UWE Bristol and a mentor for several organisations that support women and young people into careers in the construction industry. In her own design work, she is interested in sustainability and accessibility, particularly in relation to mobility and transport.

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Mark Potter

Director,

Potter Church & Holmes Architects

Mark has over four decades of experience as a qualified architect and is PCGa’s practice expert on multi-storey car parks. He has worked within multi-disciplinary design & construction teams from the earliest stage for clients such as Q-Park, Muse Developments, Quintain, Huber Car Park Systems as well as NHS Hospital Trusts and local authorities on a series of car park schemes.

Throughout these projects, Mark has developed a thorough knowledge of transport infrastructure and planning for the public realm. 

Mark is an award-winning UK car park design expert and has spoken at a number of events including the Parking & Property Conferences in 2016, 2017 and 2018, as well as the Parking & Architecture Conference organised by the Architects Journal.

He once again serving on the judging panel for the European Parking Association Best Car Park Refurbishment awards and is advising on the latest revisions to the European Standard Parking Awards. 

He has completed writing the design manual for Network Rail to assist third party investors in developing good practice in the design, construction, and operation of MSCPs for new car parks on Network Rail sites. 

More recently he has offered consultancy to HS2 on their car parks. He has carried out design studies for a global car manufacturer into the future effect of Autonomous Valet Parking Technology on multi-storey car parks. 

The Potter Church & Holmes team are currently working on several mobility hub schemes which incorporate provision for charging Electric Vehicles, Battery Storage, Mixed Mobility Uses and consider the future re-purposing of the building type. 

 

Mark is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and ex-President of the Franco-British Union of Architects.

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Paul Moorby OBE

Co-Founder and Chief Executive,

Chipside

Paul founded Chipside in 2003 and now heads the team as Managing Director. He has extensive experience in ICT and management for more than 30 years, with 20 years specialising in digital parking management.

 

Paul frequently takes to the global stage at governmental trade missions to discuss the latest technological developments such as Smart Cities and IoT.

 

He is a trusted advisor to more than 170 local government authorities.

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Matthew Clark

New Mobility Specialist,

Steer

Matthew leads Steer’s work in New Mobility. His work focuses on analysis of the market for new and enhanced transport services both in the UK and worldwide including zero-emission vehicles, shared mobility and emerging services (including mobility hubs and MaaS). 

 

Matthew works for both the public sector and private sector building an evidence base to maximise the positive impacts of new transport technologies in our cities and towns. 

 

Based in London, Matthew works on a range of projects planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects involving car sharing, bike sharing, escooters, on-demand taxis, on-demand minibuses, Mobility as a Service, mobility hubs and autonomous vehicles in the UK, US and Latin America. 

 

Matthew is also the chair of the UK body representing the shared mobility sector CoMoUK.

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Habib Khan

Founder and Director,

Meristem Design

Habib is one of the founders of Meristem Design, an award-winning urban landscape design company with horticulture at its heart and on a mission to turn the urban grey, green.  After graduating as an RICS Surveyor he decided to switch career to only working with organisations with environmental aims of helping to combat climate change. 

 

In the past 20 years he has played an instrumental role in some of London’s landmark schemes such as City Car Club and launching the UK’s first Bike Sharing Scheme in 2005 and the on-street Bike Hanger concept.   

 

Habib helped to launch Meristem Design as he believes the success of our urban living lies in the benefits of green infrastructure, we need to be surrounded in plants, trees and we need to reconnect with nature at all levels.

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Vaso Vaina

Managing Director

Stripe Consulting

Vaso joined Stripe in as a design manager, coming from a similar position in a major UK housebuilding company. She then progressed to become Head of Architecture before taking the role of Managing Director in January 2022.

 

As part of her role Vaso is overseeing the operation of the multi-disciplinary teams of Stripe Consulting and mentoring the in-house design managers, ensuring the timely delivery of quality and cost effective designs. Vaso is experienced in bringing together construction professionals and effectively communicating information between them.

 

Vaso is a fully qualified architect, practicing since 2004 and she has been involved in the design of award winning developments. She has developed a good understanding of all design stages, planning and construction processes.

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Georgia Yexley

General Manager UKI,

TIER Mobility

Now in her second micro-mobility company with Unicorn status, Georgia has worked in partnership with hundreds of cities across the globe, to reach their active and sustainable transport goals through micro-mobility. A firm believer that collaboration and partnership underpin sustainable services, Georgia now heads up TIER’s business and partnership with Cities across the UK & Ireland.


Georgia is a passionate advocate for inclusion and accessibility, and contributes to raising the volume of women and underrepresented groups in tech & mobility both in and outside of the workplace

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Mihir Benison

Associate,

Arup

Mihir is an Associate within Arup’s Cities Planning and Design consultancy, where he is interested in transport-led placemaking and regeneration. He has a multidisciplinary background as a chartered architect, mechanical engineer and project manager, and acts as an integrator and creative thinker working across design visions, future mobility strategies, business cases and interchange design.

 

He is currently leading the growth of Arup’s Mobility Hubs business having recently completed commissions with the Go-Ahead Group and Surrey County Council. Mihir has been with Arup for over 4 years, prior to which he worked at Network Rail on projects including the upgrade of Waterloo Station.

 

Mihir has recently held a position with the Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Young Professionals Panel helping to influence London’s future infrastructure planning, and plays an active role representing his local community as a member of Harrow Council’s Residents Regeneration Panel. Living in the suburbs of London, he would love to see Mobility Hubs in his neighbourhood to provide more sustainable journey options and reduce the need for private car journeys.