Reduced capacity in visitor car park from March


February 27th, 2023

Work to resurface and improve the drainage in the visitor car park on University Park is due to commence from Monday 13 March and for a duration of three months.

During these works the capacity of the car park will be reduced by around half.  Where possible, staff, students and visitors should consider alternative parking options or utilising public transport for travel to and from University Park campus.

The visitor car park on Cut Through Lane (circled in red on the map below), behind Keighton Auditorium (F3*) and adjacent to Sir Clive Granger Building (E3) and Sir Peter Mansfield MRI Building (E2) will be closed from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 March (inclusive) in preparation for the works and will reopen on Monday 20 March with a reduced number of spaces available.

 

 

During the works the entire car park will be resurfaced and new drainage solutions will be introduced to address issues we have previously faced with flooding affecting the George Green Library.

Throughout the works, access to Sir Peter Mansfield MRI Building will be maintained.

In addition to the impact on the visitor car park, the flood alleviation work will result in the permanent removal of 10 parking spaced outside of the Life Sciences Building (F3 – circled in yellow on the map).

Once all the work is complete, larger parking spaces will be introduced making it easier to park along with the provision of additional electric vehicle charging points.  Overall, there will be fewer car park spaces available, in support of our ongoing strategy to reduce the number of parking spaces on campus and encourage greener, more sustainable travel options.

We have delayed the start of these works as much as has been feasible to minimise the disruption in addition to the Cadent Gas works on A52 which are planned to end 31 March 2023.

As well as  public transport discounts, the Government is still running the ‘Get around for £2’ campaign where most single fares on public transport are capped at £2 until June.

If you still need to drive to campus, you can find someone else to share your commuting costs with by using the university’s Liftshare platform.

If you’re still not sure the best way to travel to campus, use our Personalised Travel Plan tool or visit our webpage on sustainable transport.

* Grid reference on University Park Campus map

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