Sussex Estates and Facilities

Where to park on campus

There are nine main parking areas located across campus.

  • P1 Science car park
  • P2 Innovation Centre car park (for use by Innovation Centre personnel only)
  • P3 Biology Road car park
  • P4 Sussex House car park
  • P5 Sportcentre car park
  • P7 Arts car park (restricted parking from end September 2017)
  • P8 Park Village car park
  • P9 Lewes Court car park
  • P10 East Slope car park

See the campus map and disabled parking map [PDF 965.50KB] for parking locations.

All nine car parks are open for parking to all drivers on a "first come, first to occupy" basis. We encourage you to be flexible in using the campus car parks that are available rather than focusing on the one closest to your place of work or study.

These nine car parks provide about 1,500 open car parking spaces on campus. You may park only in one of these designated parking spaces in the car parks.

In addition, 137 spaces are allocated for parking by disabled drivers and 181 for special purposes (e.g. the Sussex Innovation Centre, Health Centre, etc.).

The construction of new buildings on campus over the next few years will continue to place pressure on the number of parking spaces. As each construction project progresses, the overall number of car parking spaces on campus will be maintained at existing levels through the redevelopment of existing provision. Planning constraints imposed by Brighton & Hove City Council mean the total number of parking spaces on campus can neither increase nor decrease.

Up to 300 drivers can park in Brighton & Hove Albion FC’s Bridge car park, near to the Amex football stadium and just 15 minutes’ walk from campus. This alternative provision replaces the spaces in the Mantell car park (P6), which closed in December 2016 to make way for the new East Slope development of student residences. Additional spaces in the Bridge car park may be released at a future date.

Motorcycle parking

The following areas are available for motorcycle parking:

  • Pevensey 1 undercroft
  • Sport Centre on Southern Ring Road
  • Biology Road
  • Lewes Court car park (P9)

Motorcycles parked inconsiderately or causing an obstruction are liable to be removed and impounded without further notice. Security chains and devices will be cut if necessary. A charge will be levied for the return of an impounded motorcycle.

Where not to park

You may not park:

  • on a yellow line
  • on hatched lines marking loading and turning areas
  • on the grass
  • in a disabled bay unless you display a valid disabled person's badge.

Staff and students may not use car parks or parking spaces that have been designated for visitors only or for a special event, contractor or conference. Such designated spaces are clearly marked with notices.

Do not park in Stanmer Park when you come to work or study on the Sussex campus: there are limited parking spaces in Stanmer Park and the car parks there are for park users only.

You should also be aware that Brighton & Hove City Council do not provide security patrols for the car parks in Stanmer Park - and there have been instances of vandalism to and theft from cars parked there. The campus car parks are patrolled by University of Sussex security staff.