Sussex Estates and Facilities

Where to park on campus

Please park considerately - and obey the road traffic signs, signals and road markings on campus.

There are ten 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
  • P8 Park Village car park
  • P9 Lewes Court car park
  • Jubilee multi-storey car park
  • Knights Gate car park

See the campus map for parking locations. Disabled parking spaces are noted next to each car park where available.

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.

Parking in Falmer village and Coldean is also discouraged; these areas are subject to parking enforcement by the local authority. 

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)
  • Jubilee car park

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.

Parking for electric cars

Nine electric car charging points are available for use by all drivers permitted to park in the Jubilee multi-storey car park, i.e. currently those with a campus parking permit or a pass to park. 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 transport@sef.fm.

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.

2017-18

All campus car parks are open for parking to all drivers on a "first come, first to occupy" basis. We encourage drivers 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 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, 122 spaces are allocated for parking by disabled drivers and 181 for special purposes (e.g. the Sussex Innovation Centre, Health Centre, etc.).

2018-19

All campus car parks will be open for parking to all staff - and to students who meet the eligibility criteria - on a "first come, first to occupy" basis. We encourage drivers to be flexible in using the campus car parks that are available rather than focusing on the one closest to their place of work or study.

Future years

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.