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Sussex shortlisted for national parking award

Following the installation of the Jubilee multi-storey car park (P7) and Knights Gate car park (P11), the University of Sussex has been shortlisted for a Parking Management and Travel Planning award at the Education Business Awards.

Sponsored by the British Parking Association, this award recognises a school, college or university that takes a proactive approach to the management and movement of vehicles in and around its facilities.

The British Parking Association visited campus a few months ago and commended the quality of parking management and the multi-storey car park, given the limited space available on campus.

James Brown, Transport Manager in Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF), gave a tour and presentation of campus and our parking facilities to BPA representatives, who submitted a nomination for an EBA award that has reached the final shortlist of five institutions.

The four-storey Jubilee car park, which opened in May 2018, has nearly 350 parking spaces. Included inside the striking building are eight motorcycle bays with anchor security points, as well as nine charging points for electric vehicles.

The Knights Gate car park, which is situated on the east side of the campus and offers around 60 spaces, opened to drivers in June 2018.

The EBA award winners will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday 4 July, with members of the SEF Transport Office and University Estates team attending.

Scott Noble, Head of Service Delivery in Estates, said: “Car parking on campus is very limited as we proceed with a major programme of campus development, and spaces will continue to be in high demand for a number of years.

“Congratulations to everyone at SEF and Estates who supported the transport and travel planning initiatives that led to this nomination.”

Posted on behalf of: Transport
Last updated: Tuesday, 2 July 2019