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Sussex wins national education award for parking management

The University of Sussex has won a national award for Parking Management and Travel Planning at the Education Business Awards, commending the quality of parking management at Sussex and our Jubilee multi-storey car park (P7), given the limited space available on campus.

Members of the SEF Transport Office and University Estates team were presented with a certificate and trophy at an award ceremony in early July, hosted by the BBC’s Angellica Bell.

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 Sussex a few months ago for a tour of campus and our parking facilities by James Brown, Transport Manager at Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF).

Sussex ran against competition from four other shortlisted institutions to take the top spot. The judges said: “Maximum parking capacity continues to be maintained at this year’s winner thanks to a new car park which offers 400 new spaces and was combined with a redesign to entrance buildings and the installation of new footpaths.”

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 (P11) on the east side of campus, which opened to drivers in June 2018 and offers around 60 spaces, was also commended.

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 and award.”

Posted on behalf of: Transport
Last updated: Tuesday, 9 July 2019