Where to park on campus over the summer
Drivers who park on campus will see some changes over the summer months as the programme of campus development continues.
A total of 29 parking bays are currently out of use in the Arts car park (P7) to allow preparatory works before the construction of a new, multi-storey car park in its place.
This phase of work is due to be completed by the end of August.
Part of the Arts car park will then close in September so that work can begin in autumn 2017 on its replacement – to be known as the Jubilee car park – which is expected to be ready for use in spring 2018. There will be clear signage in car parks to let drivers know about any changes and we will be reminding people about developments closer to the time.
On the other side of campus, the Science car park (P1) will be affected this month by a reduction in spaces to enable preparatory works before construction of the new Life Sciences building.
The contractors will be working in the car park in two stages: half of the parking bays will be out of use at the north end - near the Hastings and Friston buildings - from Monday (10 July). Once these spaces have been restored, the contractors will work for about two weeks at the southern end, adjacent to the Genome Centre and the Sussex Innovation Centre.
The aim is to complete this programme of enabling works by the beginning of August.
Information about where to park on campus is available on the website for Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF). While we are not expecting any difficulties in finding spaces over the quieter summer months, drivers may wish to consider using the car park adjacent to Lewes Court (P9), which usually has spaces.
Charles Dudley, Director of Residential & Campus Services, says: “We continue to work hard to maintain a sufficient number of spaces during the first phase of the masterplan developments. This may include some additional temporary car parking.”
These changes to the provision of car parking form part of a wider parking strategy as our major programme of campus development continues over the next few years.
The current parking policy is also being reviewed and a revised policy will be introduced in 2017; any changes could apply to both staff and/or students. Parking for cyclists, motorcyclists and disabled staff and students will continue to be provided free of charge.
Alongside these amendments to the provision and policy for car parking, we continue to explore a range of initiatives as part of the overall travel plan, including improved pedestrian routes on and around campus.
Improvements for cyclists coming soon include more cycle parking on campus as well as the introduction of a city-wide bike-share scheme.
Liaison also continues with the relevant companies about possible improvements to the bus and train services that serve campus.
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