5 year Klaver Fietsparkeren contract extension

Turvec have been working with Klaver Fietsparkeren, our Dutch manufacturing partner since February 2016. Klaver are the manufacturers of the 2ParkUp two-tier cycle rack, installed in tens of thousands of spaces internationally across rail networks, public spaces, universities, schools and new developments.

We are pleased to announce that our exclusive distribution contract has been extended by a further 5 years. Chiel Grevers, commercial manager for Klaver Fietsparkeren said the following 'Turvec have been an excellent parter over the last two years, and we are delighted to extend this agreement and further strengthen our working relationship'

Christmas Study Tour

The Turvec team visited Copenhagen for our 2017 Christmas party, a great opportunity to get on bikes and explore Danish cycling culture. 

Copenhagen has an impressive cycling modal share, 62% choose to cycle to work or university. As part of our trip we cycled across Dronning Louise Bridge at rush-hour, this is one of the busiest cycle routes in the world, over 48,400 bicycles cross every day. An enjoyable end to a successful year, we look forward to 2018!

Carpenters Wharf Two-Tiers

Carpenters Wharf is a canal side development of apartments in Fish Island by Constable Homes. We worked with Studio Egret West on the three bicycle stores across this site to develop and install space-efficient and functional bicycle parking for both residents and visitors. 

Turvec moves house

In August we relocated our London base to 4th floor 33 Cannon St. This move marked a major milestone for Turvec moving from our hot-decking base in East London to our own space in the City.

We still have a base in Mid-Wales, and our storage and operations facility continues to be based in Welshpool. Feel free to pop in and see us at our new address!

Ebury Bridge Centre cycle racks

Ebury Bridge centre is a mixed use development combining education facilities sponsored by the University of Westminster and residential units from Taylor Wimpey central London. The development features an eleven storey residential tower with one, two and three-bedroom apartments and a new 56,000 sq ft University Technical College (UTC). The site features 121 bicycle parking spaces.

Turvec were appointed to re-design the cycle stores across the residential building and the UTC, our design proposal service was utilised to improve a basic and impractical layout to a more functional solution with the 2ParkUp two-tier rack and additional cycling amenities such as accessible parking and locking bars to store unused locks. We completed this installation in early August.

Turvec bring IBOMBO to the UK

Turvec recently became the UK distributor for IBOMBO bicycle pumps and repair stations. Since our collaboration began in March this year, we have supplied repair stations and pumps to: Northamptonshire County Council, Sheffield City Council, Castle Point Council, The Office for National Statistics, Savills, Workman LLP, AKP Scotland to name a few.

Providing additional amenity for cyclists in the form of a maintenance station or bicycle pump is a great addition to any space that cyclists will occupy, and Turvec have installed units in city centres, offices and residential cycle stores. 

We recently visited IBOMBO in Poland, and look forward to continuing our relationship with their team over the coming years.

Lyon Square Redrow Homes

Lyon Square is Redrow's residential-led, mixed use development of luxury apartments in Harrow, London. 309 high specification 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes located just 25 minutes from Kings Cross.

Turvec have been appointed to deliver circa 114 metres of secure caging for 432 cycles across the basement level of the 8 tower development. We have been working alongside Redrow and CZWG  for several months to develop proposals for the secure cycle parking. Turvec were approached to provide a Secured by Design accredited solution, whilst also ensuring usable and accessible cycle stores were available for residents of the 309 apartments.

University of Essex cycle parking

With cycling to campus increasing in popularity at the University of Essex, the number of cycle parking spaces was insufficient to satisfy the increasing demand. Turvec have been selected to supply and install 194 new cycle parking spaces under shelters at the University of Essex's Colchester campus. 

The installation will feature Turvec's high-specification, gas-assisted 2ParkUp two-tier rack. The system was selected due to its tested durability and user-friendlily lift assist, providing a high-capacity cycle parking facility that is accessible and safe for all students to use. The 2ParkUp is tested to 20,000 movements and independently accredited with FietsParKeur ensuring that the racks will provide secure storage for many years to come.

The 2ParkUp racks will be housed under our WaveUp cycle shelters to provide weather protection for the parked bikes. Our design team have been working with the University for several months developing proposals following site surveys. CAD layouts and 3D visualisations for a number of potential locations across the campus were presented to the University before finalising a layout and location.

Modeshift Convention

Early November saw the Modeshift 'access all areas' conference in Sheffield City Hall. The two day event featured a series of keynotes and audience focused seminars, alongside an exhibition for Modeshift partners and The National Sustainable Travel Awards 2016.

Modeshift received 58 entries across the 9 categories for this years awards, and the winners included a diverse spectrum of creative projects from across the UK. The broad range of entries from this years awards are testament to the work put in by Local Authorities and the progress made towards furthering sustainable travel in the UK. A full list of this years winners and runners up can be found here on the Modeshift website. 

We thoroughly enjoyed this years conference and look forward to catching up with Modeshift members at the 2017 regional meetings.