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.

The Giles Lane car park will be closed from Monday 9 July 2018 with the aim of reopening by September 2018. This work has been scheduled over the summer vacation to cause minimal disruption.

When the car park reopens it will become a pink zone car park which means that blue zone permit holders will no longer be able to park in this car park.

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

Since the last review of blue and pink permit parking zones, there has been an increase in the number of staff and this change is necessary to meet the resulting demand. From checks carried out by the Transport Team, around 75% of the blue zone Giles Lane car park is being used by staff permit holders, less than 15% being used by student permit holders and 10% by people without a permit.

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. The student summer Unirider bus ticket is only £75 and is valid until 15 September. The equivalent public price ticket would cost £267. Check out our travel discounts and planning your journey webpages.

How do I find out more information?

The Transport Team will be providing regular updates throughout the summer vacation period via their newsletter which will feed into the following Giles Lane changes webpage.

Please contact Estates Customer Services for enquiries relating to the project construction. For travel, traffic management and parking enquiries contact the Transport Team.