The number of cars on Britain’s roads are forecast to grow 30% by 2020, from 34 million to 43 million cars. At the same time congestion in our cities, particularly London, gets worse. In “London Stalling”, a report released on January 19th 2017 by the London Assembly Transport Committee, the overall annual cost to London from traffic delays on busy roads is £5.5bn and that figure has risen 30% in three years. 

Planning authorities are keen to create efficient transport hubs and encourage the use of public transportation. Parking is central to this debate: whether to create more off street parking, car sharing or to explore the more efficient use of available land for parking. The type of automated systems offered by Cocoon Parking can be instrumental in finding solutions, as has occurred in European and Asian cities.


There are enormous constraints in parking capacity in proximity to both network rail stations and the underground.

All systems, whether a 1000 space Stacker system or a 38 space Lift and Slide. All of our systems provide cost efficient solutions that can increase the use of the railway system and decrease cars on the road.

Importantly, land values can be considered in the context of installing automated space saving parking and then freeing up excess land for alternative use, station expansion or sale.


Parking at airports falls into three categories.

– short-term
– long-term on site
– satellite

In all cases, we can provide cost-effective solutions that will increase the revenue for operators, improve the parking experience for clients as well as protecting vehicles from damage, theft, and climate.


One of the significant sources of income to ports is the unloading and storage of vehicles.

With the ever-increasing import of vehicles, space is at a premium. By taking advantage of our modular systems, ports can dramatically increase the number of vehicles that can be off-loaded and stored. This translates into greater profitability and competitive advantage.



This simple comparison demonstrates the main advantage of an automated system. Compact storage leads to the use of less space and the use of less land.