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Official ‘ribbon-cutting’ for new Jubilee car park

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Davies performs the official ribbon cutting for the new Jubilee car park

Professor Michael Davies tries out the new electric charging points, aided by Transport Manager James Brown

The Jubilee car park celebrated its official ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, one month after construction works were completed on the striking building.

Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Davies cut the ribbon to mark the building’s official opening, before testing out the electric vehicle charging facilities. The electric vehicle ‘demonstrators’ (i3 model pictured, supplied on the day by Chandlers BMW) also meant that Michael and other visitors could get ‘hands-on’ to learn more about electric vehicles and hybrid models.

Ahead of the opening, Michael took the opportunity to look around the car park building and hear more from project team members about the unique system used for the build. 

He commented: “I am delighted to celebrate this fantastic investment in the facilities at our campus. As we have come to expect at Sussex, this car park reflects the bold and distinctive styling that is so iconic about our architectural legacy and at the same time prepares us firmly for the future, creating more sustainable options for travelling to campus.”

Users of electric vehicles who hold a permit or pass to park can now register to use the electric vehicle charging points. If you own an electric car and wish to use these charging points, you must first register your electrical vehicle by e-mailing us at

Our charging points are managed by the POD Point Open Charge app, which is available on all iOS and Android devices. Consult the electric charging user guide [PDF 67.44KB] for a full step-by-step on using the Jubilee car park charging points.

Further information on electric charge points can be found on the POD Point website.

Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex & SEF
Last updated: Tuesday, 26 June 2018


Our environmental credentials are often touted as us being leaders in our field, why not offer free or reduced car parking for electric and hybrid vehicles? A genuine incentive for us to reduce our emissions.

From Dan Bartlett on 26 June 2018
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i wonder what happens when you bring in your electric car and all the charging bays are full. you can't drive home until someone else has left for the day and then you wait to charge it up. 

From Max Brown on 26 June 2018
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