Monthly Archives: June 2018

Car park disruptions – Canterbury and Medway

Kent School Games (Pavilion car park and Sports Centre blue zone car park, Canterbury)

  • Wednesday 27 June- The car parks will be closed to permit holders until 10.30 to assist with the Kent School Games, as requested by Kent Sport.

Gulbenkian performances (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

  • Wednesday 27 June- Friday 29 June- Approximately 25 bays will be reserved each day for performances, as requested by the Gulbenkian. The number of reserved bays will be adjusted each day as appropriate.

Coach and minibus park (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

  • Present (ongoing) – The section of Giles Lane car park behind Woolf College is being used as a coach and minibus park to support Enrolment Management Services, the Conference Office and other departments with conferences and school visits.

Giles Lane car park closure (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

  • Early July (expected start date 8 July) – September- Giles Lane car park will be closed over the summer for essential maintenance and improvement works to take place. This closure has been requested by the Estates Department. For more information see our separate story here.

Medway campus

There are no known car park disruptions to Medway campus for the next two weeks. Any disruptions that we are made aware of will be updated on the transport events calendar


Changes to Giles Lane car park

Over the summer there will be changes to the Giles Lane car parks. This includes essential maintenance for health and safety reasons.

Giles Lane car park will be fully closed from early July (expected start date 8 July) with the aim to reopen the car park by September. This work has been scheduled over the summer vacation to cause minimal disruption.

We are taking this opportunity to reduce the level of the pink zone so Giles Lane car parks will be consolidated into one car park. The car park will become fully pink zone. From checks carried out by the Transport Team less than 15% of the blue zone car park is being used by student blue zone permit holders, around 75% is being used by staff and associates and around 10% is being used by other persons.

Blue zone parking will still be available in the Sports Centre blue zone, Park Wood Courts, Pavilion and Oaks car parks.

Creating one level car par park allows us to improve the parking experience by installing Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) barriers in the car park and Variable Message Signage (VMS) along Giles Lane to provide information to drivers on the number of available spaces in Giles Lane car park. This will help with parking enforcement and traffic management. Environmentally, the introduction of VMS should help to reduce carbon emissions as drivers will spend less time driving around Giles Lane car park in search of a parking bay.

Levelling the car park will also create some additional parking bays within the car park.

Do you need to travel by car?

If it is an option for you why not consider changing up your travel to campus by walking, cycling or taking the bus? The University encourages sustainable travel wherever possible through the University’s Travel Plans. Did you know staff and students can save a huge amount on their bus travel by purchasing the University’s discounted tickets? Check out our travel discounts and planning your journey webpages.

How do I find out more information?

Staff are invited to the Estates Showcase on Tuesday 26 June 2018, in the Darwin Conference Suite between 10.00- 15.00. You can learn more about the changes to Giles Lane car park as well as information on all the services provided by the Estates Department.

We will be providing further updates over the next few weeks and throughout the summer vacation period via the transport team newsletter

We are working with key people in the Gulbenkian, Kent Sport, Conference Office and Recruitment to help manage their large number of visitors over the summer. If you are aware of any large events over summer outside of these departments that may be affected by the changes to Giles Lane car park, please email the Transport Team .

Car park disruptions- Canterbury and Medway

Medway Open Day (Drill Hall car park, Medway)

  • Saturday 16 June- We are expecting over 120 vehicles to campus for the Medway Open Day. Open Day visitors will be directed to park in the Drill Hall car park and agreed Greenwich parking areas.

Canterbury campus

There are no known car park disruptions to Canterbury campus for the next two weeks. Any disruptions that we are made aware of will be updated on the transport events calendar

Dr Bike at Medway

Dr Bike is visiting Medway campus Thursday 21 June 2018. This will be the last Medway Dr Bike of the academic year.

Find Dr Bike outside the Student Hub 11.30-14.30 for your free bike check-up. The service is available to University of Greenwich and University of Kent students and staff.

Get your bike checked and adjusted for free. Additional work will be quoted individually but will always be at a special reduced rate.

The Dr Bike service is provided by Chris and his team at ByCycle, working with the Transport Team, Estates department.

For more information about Dr Bike visits to Medway and Canterbury campuses please see

Last day shuttle running this academic year

The free Campus Shuttle service between Medway and Canterbury campuses runs term-time only.

Therefore the last day the shuttle will be running this term is Friday 15 June 2018.

Thank you for choosing to travel on the shuttle.

The next time the shuttle will be running is Saturday 15 September 2018 for the start of Arrivals Weekend.

For more information visit