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Parking and Road Updates

Student Centre (Sports Centre pink zone car park)from now until Wednesday 31 July

36 bays will be closed to assist with the building of the Student Centre (SPS and Biosciences), as requested by Estates Department.

Works to replace Tennis Centre (Pavilion car park) – from now until Tuesday 31 December

9 bays closed to assist with works to replace Tennis Centre, as requested by Estates Department.

Continuation of drainage works (Hothe Court) – from now until Friday 21 June

14 bay car park closed to assist with drainage work, as requested by Estates Department.

Reserved Coach Parking (Giles Lane car park) – Sunday 16 June – Friday 13 September

41 bays will be closed to assist with Coach Parking in the non-barrier access area of the Giles Lane car park, as requested by Conference Office and Enrolment Management Services.

 

New Parking Permit Charges

Some parking permit prices are increasing from 1 August 2019.

Parking permit charges are heavily subsidised by University and have stayed the same price since they were introduced in 2000.

Over the past 19 years, we have made a number of improvements to our parking facilities, including resurfacing and relining car parks, upgrading lighting and CCTV. The planned increase to permit charges will help offset some of our ongoing costs and enable us to work towards the objectives set out in the University Travel Plan.

The planned increase will help offset some of our costs and enable us to work towards the University Travel Plan.

From now on, we expect permit prices to increase on 1 August each year in line with the RPI. We will give permit holders three months’ notice of any increase.

View the parking permit charges webpage for more details.

Parking and road updates

Canterbury campus

Thank you- Applicant Day parking

As Applicant Days have come to a close, we would like to thank everyone who car shared, used alternative transport and worked from home on these days. Thank you for your patience with car park closures during this period to assist with these essential recruitment events.

Motorcycle bays (Sports Centre road and Chipperfield)

The motorcycle bay within Sports Centre road has been permanently closed to assist with the new Medical School, as requested by Estates department.

The motorcycle bay in Chipperfield that was closed while works took place has now been fully reinstated.

Installation of parking bays (rear of Park Wood Admin) – From now until Monday 29 April

19 new parking bays are being installed in the area at the rear of Park Wood Admin building. The installation of these bays replaces the loss of bays that occurred as part of the Woodys development.

Student Centre (Sports Centre pink zone car park)from now until Wednesday 31 July

36 bays will be closed to assist with the building of the Student Centre (SPS and Biosciences), requested by Estates Department.

AMP Public Relations conference (Darwin car park) – Wednesday 17 April

26 Bays will be closed to assist with accessible parking for the AMP Public Relations conference, as requested by The Conference Office.

Professorial inaugural event (Keynes car park) – Thursday 18 April

11 bays will be closed to assist with professorial inaugural event parking. Six bays will be closed to assist government blue badge holders, as requested by the School of Psychology.

Professorial inaugural event (Sports Centre P&D car park) – Thursday 18 April

10 Bays will be closed to assist with professorial inaugural event parking as requested by The School of Psychology.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Parking and road updates

Canterbury Campus

For the larger Applicant Days, please consider car sharing, using alternative modes of transport where reasonably possible, or working from home (please arrange with your manager).

Applicant Days (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

Bays will be reserved in Giles Lane car park (rear of Woolf) to assist with the following Applicant Days as requested by Enrolment Management Services.

  • Thursday 21 February 29 bays
  • Friday 22 February 43 bays
  • Thursday 28 February 24 bays

Applicant Days (Rutherford car park, Canterbury)

Rutherford car park will be closed to assist with the following Applicant Day as requested by Enrolment Management Services.

  • Wednesday 20 February – 103 bays

Applicant Days (Rutherford and Tyler Court car parks, Canterbury)

The above car parks will be closed to assist with the following Applicant Day as requested by Enrolment Management Services.

  • Wednesday 27 February – 94 bays

Temporary road closure- Rough Common road

From 18 February for approximately 2 weeks Rough Common road will closed at, and including, the northern junction with Ross Gardens to allow gas mains replacement works to be carried out. The alternative route is via Palmars Cross Hill, A2050 Harbledown Bypass, London Road, A290 Whitstable Road, St Thomas Hill and Whitstable Road.

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

Large Applicant Days (Parking and road update)

Canterbury campus

Large Applicant Days

Applicant Days are essential for recruiting new students to the University. The larger Applicant Days starting from next week tend to be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Spring term.

A significant number of bays (100-225 based on requests for parking from bookings) will be reserved in Rutherford and Tyler Court car parks to assist with parking on the following Applicant Days as requested by Enrolment Management Services:

  • Wednesday 13 February-137 bays reserved (confirmed)
  • Wednesday 20 February
  • Wednesday 27 February
  • Wednesday 6 March
  • Wednesday 13 March
  • Wednesday 20 March
  • Wednesday 27 March
  • Wednesday 3 April

While we do not expect parking on campus to be completely full, it may be helpful to consider car sharing or using alternative modes of transport where reasonably possible on the large Applicant Days. If you are able to work from home and wish to do so, please arrange this with your manager.

Please note that the locations are subject to change. Keep up to date with the Transport Team newsletter and events calendar which we will update as details are confirmed.

Refer to our interactive parking map for parking areas.

Smaller Applicant Days

Up to 40 bays (based on requests for parking from bookings) will normally be reserved in Giles Lane car park (area behind Woolf) on the smaller Applicant Days to assist with parking as requested by Enrolment Management Services. These events are held on weekdays and Saturdays in the Spring term. The weekday dates are below:

  • Thursday 14 February
  • Thursday 21 February
  • Friday 22 February
  • Thursday 28 February
  • Thursday 7 March
  • Friday 8 March
  • Thursday 14 March
  • Thursday 4 April
  • Friday 5 April

When numbers are confirmed they will be updated on the events calendar.

Temporary road closure- Rough Common road

From 18 February for approximately 2 weeks Rough Common road will closed at, and including, the northern junction with Ross Gardens to allow gas mains replacement works to be carried out. The alternative route is via Palmars Cross Hill, A2050 Harbledown Bypass, London Road, A290 Whitstable Road, St Thomas Hill and Whitstable Road.

Medway campus

Medway Applicant Days are held on Wednesdays and a Saturday in the Spring term. The remaining weekday dates are below:

  • Wednesday 20 February
  • Wednesday 20 March
  • Wednesday 3 April

Visitors are directed to park in the Historic Dockyard car park on these days.

Journalism and Social Work Selection Days are also held at the Medway campus and parking is in the Drill Hall Library car park. Bays are not reserved for these events.

 

 

Car park and road updates

Canterbury campus

Sports Centre Blue Zone Car Park- Thursday January 10

Number of bays closed to permit holders: 13 bays

This is to assist Kent Sport host the National School Badminton Championships

Requested by: Kent Sport

Giles Lane Pink Zone car park- Thursday 10 January – Friday 11 January

Number of bays closed to permit holders: 41

This is to assist School of Engineering & Digital Arts with their EES Celebration & Assessment Day, a long running event with EDT and Kent schools which assists with student recruitment

Requested by:  School of Engineering & Digital Arts

Chipperfield Car Park Closed- Friday 11 January

Number of bays closed to permit holders: 40 bays

This is to assist with VIP parking for Kent Business Summit

Requested by: Kent Business School

Sports Centre Road Pink Zone Closed- Friday 11 January

Number of bays closed to permit holders: 65 bays

This is to assist with parking for Kent Business Summit

Requested by: Kent Business School

Sports Centre Blue Zone- Friday 11 January

Number of bays closed to permit holders: 55 bays

This is to assist with parking for Kent Business Summit

Requested by: Kent Business School

Giles Lane Pink Zone- Thursday 17 January

Number of bays closed to permit holders: approx. 30

This is to assist with the Applicant Day, as requested by Recruitment and Admissions Office

Requested by: Recruitment and Admissions Office.

Rutherford Car Park – Friday 18 January

Number of bays closed to permit holders: 35

This is to assist Tyler Hill Bridge Club event in Darwin Conference Suite

Requested by: Conference Office

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

Parking and road updates

Canterbury campus

Applicant days (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

Bays will be reserved in Giles Lane car park to assist with the following applicant days as requested by Enrolment Management Services.

  • Thursday 29 November – 13 bays
  • Saturday 1 December – 11 bays
  • Thursday 6 December – 30 bays
  • Saturday 8 December – 30 bays

Lego League (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

Bays will be reserved in Giles Lane car park to assist with the following Lego League event as requested by Partnership Development Office.

  • Tuesday 4 December – 20 bays
  • Wednesday 5 December – 20 bays.

Maintenance work Estates building (Estates car park, Canterbury)

  • Saturday 1 December- Approximately 10 bays will be cordoned off around the Estates building to allow for glazing work to take place, as requested by Estates.

Accessible bays (Sibson car park, Canterbury)

Three bays have been used to provide two additional accessible bays in the Sibson car park. This is to help meet the requirements of accessible bay users while building work is ongoing in this area (until March 2019). Please do not remove the cones or park in these bays unless you are a Government Blue Badge holder or have the appropriate University of Kent health access permit.

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

Car park and road updates

Canterbury campus

Applicant Day Canterbury (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

  • Saturday 24 November – 30 bays will be reserved in Giles Lane car park to assist with the applicant day, as requested by Enrolment Management Services.

 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