Parking for Visitors

Prebooked visitor parking, disabled visitor parking, pay & display parking - Welford Road, Contractor parking.

Visitor Parking

No permits are required for visitors to park on Campus between the hours of 5.00pm and 8.00am or at weekends.. This is subject to University events taking priority for parking.

Visitor Parking Permit Applications

A limited number of visitors can be permitted to look for a parking space on Campus, but there is no guarantee of a space except for reserved space for priority visitors. Due to the shortage of space, visitors are encouraged to park off campus; the nearest pay and display car park to the University is Granville Road (LE1 7RU). Please see also the interactive campus map or the car parking map.

Please complete our online form to order an advance Visitors Permit. Please provide a 48 hours notice so the permit can be issued in good time. Otherwise we cannot guarantee your Visitors Permit.

If visitors arrive unannounced at a University Barrier Controlled Car Park they will not be admitted on site.  Please note enforcement action may be taken against visitors parking without a permit on University car parks.

Reserved Parking for Priority Visitors

A small number of reserved spaces are available for priority visitors in the Fielding Johnson South Wing Car Park, located behind the Security Lodge at Entrance 1 to Central Campus.

Pay & Display

There are several Pay & Display car parks close to but not owned by the University. Full details are provided on this printable map. In addition some P&D parking is also available at the Dry Dock Pub on Putney Road East next to Nixon Court. For details of alternative transport please see our travel pages. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to visitors but it is fairer to those who need to park.

Disabled Visitors

Disabled visitors or their departmental sponsors are advised to inform Security Control Room in advance of the visit so that access can be granted. It is possible that a vacant disabled space may not be available on the day of the visit so Pay & Display will  have to be used.

Contractor Parking

Contractors parking will be limited to those vehicles required on campus to complete the job. Up to three permits will be issued for each Contractor and extra parking will be Pay & Display.

Contractors should arrange parking permits with their contact from the Estates and Facilities Management Division or their employing department, eg. IT Services, Students' Union or Residential and Commercial Services.

In an emergency call out the contractor must be told to put their details in the windscreen of their vehicle so that they can be contacted on site at any time.

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