Shoppers spot a VERY handy new design feature at a Coles carpark – and it’s guaranteed to make your grocery trips easier
- A Coles supermarket store has rolled out a new parking feature in Victoria
- The new carpark at the Horsham store has ‘designated gaps’ for extra car space
- Many were delighted, saying the ‘extra space means no more scratches or dents’
Coles has delighted shoppers after rolling out a new parking feature at a supermarket store offering drivers extra space for their car.
Customer Sasha applauded the grocery chain for introducing ‘designated gaps’ in between car spots outside the Horsham store in western Victoria.
The new feature means there’s now plenty of room for drivers to open their car doors or push shopping trolleys around without the risk of hitting another vehicle.
‘To the person who designed the new car park spaces… thank you from every person who likes to look after their car,’ she wrote in a post on Coles Facebook page, along with a picture of the new carpark design.
‘Finally some common sense, car spaces with actual designated gaps either side.’
Coles has delighted shoppers after rolling out a new parking feature at a supermarket store offering drivers extra space for their car. Shopper Sasha
Dozens of shoppers were impressed with the change, with one saying: ‘It’s great and extra space means no more scratches or dents, hopefully. Well done to Coles.’
A second woman wrote: ‘I like the fact that the parks are spaced out a bit more allowing room for trolleys to pass through vehicles.’
Those who have visited the supermarket store said the parking space is ‘better’ because there’s more room between parked cars.
‘Certainly better than it was and it needed to be done. Old one was pokey and awkward, not to mention the pothole,’ one woman wrote.
However, not everyone was on board with the new and improved car park, with some saying careless drivers are inevitable.
‘Doesn’t matter where you park, there’s always going to be that individual who will hit your car with their door and not inform you… I now take photos of cars parked next to mine and then delete them on return,’ one woman said.
The carpark at Coles Horsham is the first commercial construction project in Australia to have a concrete slab carpark made partly out of recycled soft plastics (picture of the new Polyrock cement getting installed outside the supermarket for the first time)
The supermarket giant teamed up with Victorian recycling organisations RED Group and Replas to install Polyrok – a sustainable alternative to aggregate minerals used in concrete
The carpark at Coles Horsham is the first commercial construction project in Australia to have a concrete slab carpark made partly out of recycled soft plastics.
Made from plastic bags and soft plastic packaging recovered from the REDcycle program, Polyrock has the potential to divert 105,000 tonnes of soft plastics from landfill each year, if used in commercial concrete projects across the country.
The supermarket giant teamed up with Victorian recycling organisations RED Group and Replas to install Polyrok – a sustainable alternative to aggregate minerals used in concrete, such as stone.
Fiona Lloyd, Coles state construction manager, said this was the first time the product had been used in a commercial environment.
‘As one of Australia’s largest food retailers, we know how important it is to support initiatives that help to close the loop with soft plastics,’ she said.
‘This project alone will help re-purpose approximately 900,000 pieces of soft plastic in the carpark at the Coles Horsham redevelopment.’