Car Park Closures and Traffic Management

Advanced warning of car park closures and traffic updates around Campus

Please note that whilst we try to keep this page accurate and to forewarn you of road closures that affect access to the University, maintenance of the highways in the City of Leicester is under the control of Leicester City Council and not of the University.  The Council publishes weekly bulletins about forthcoming road works on its transport pages.

Parking and drop off for coaches, heavy goods vehicles and heavy plant should be arranged through Security, please see our outdoor spaces page for further details.

De Montfort Hall Car Park Closures

Please note the following closures of the De Montfort Hall Car Park. These are closure dates that form part of our lease agreement with the City Council.  Permit Holders are asked to make alternative travel arrangements, however Regent College have allowed us to use 50 spaces at Regent College - Regent College parking will be accessible across the road from Entrance 5 through their green gates (no barrier), these gates will be open from 7.00am and closed at 5.00pm but exit after this time will be possible via the College exit onto De Montfort Street (though the exit barrier) See map here.

  • Friday 22nd to Tuesday 26th July 2016 inclusive (Simon Says Festival) - Regent College parking available.
  • Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th July 2016 (International Media Conference) - Regent College parking available.
  • Wednesday 12th October 2016 (DMH matinee show)
  • Tuesday 20th Dec 2016 – Tuesday 3rd  January 2017 (Christmas Pantomime)
  • Friday 21st to Monday 24th July 2017 inclusive (Simon Says Festival)
  • Wednesday 8th March 2017 (DMH matinee show)
  • Wednesday 12th April 2017 (DMH matinee show)

Main Campus Car Park At Entrance 3 - 29 April - approx. 29 July 2016

From Friday 29 April 2016 a small number of spaces adjacent to the Bennett Building will be closed for a site compound whilst we conduct works to the Bennett Lower Ground Floor.

Parking Spaces in Front of and Adjacent to Engineer Building Closed from 11 May 2015 - March 2017

The parking spaces to the front and Attenborough Tower side of the Engineering Building will be closed from 11th May 2015 to accommodate the site compound for the major capital works to replace the roof and glazed facades of the Grade II* listed building.  The spaces will remain closed for the duration of the project, currently timetabled to finish by end of December 2016.  To find out more about the project including updates on the works please see the Engineering Roof Project page.


Occasional Maintenance and Repairs - Some spaces in University car parks are often cordoned off by the Estates Division to accommodate site compounds. Some spaces will also be taken by contractor vehicles.  Parking for contractors is controlled by permit, please contact Security by emailing or phoning 2023 if you notice vehicles parked without a permit.

De Montfort Hall Car Park

De Montfort Car Park - This car park opens at 7.00am and closes at 6.00pm daily and is closed on several working days during the year for other events. Closed at weekends.  The car park will only be manned from 7.00am to 11.00am each day and will now be part of the University's Car Park Enforcement system meaning that those without a valid staff or visitors permit may be charged.

Regent College Car Park

Regent College Car Park - This car park is available 24/7.A special car park barrier card is required for access.

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Parking Contact Details

Issue of Permits

Parking Administrator

Security Lodge, Entrance 1
Central Campus

(0116) 252 2546


On Line Parking Permit Applications

2016 Permits

Parking Permits for people with a University email ID can be applied for using the on-Line ParkIT software located here.  Those people without a University ID will need to complete a manual application form available here and return the application pages to the Car Parking Office by scanned email or in the post.