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Contractor Parking

We offer measures to support our valued contractors with parking at the University. We know how important it is for you to park conveniently whilst working on campus so we want to help you to do just that with these measures.

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Digital payments

All permits must be purchased online using our secure Online Store payment portal. Explore your options in the Prices and Payments table further below. Your permit or scratch cards will be available for collection after 5 working days. Day tickets are also available from the pay & display machines, using contactless or chip & pin payments. Alternatively, daily parking payments can be made through the RingGo pay by phone service from September 2023.

Important Notice: Contractors are not permitted to park in site compounds. Parking Charge Notices will be issued in accordance with the Parking Policy.

More places to park

Contractor Parking Permit and Contractor Scratch Card holders can park in any staff or visitor car parking space. The only exceptions to this are long-wheelbase vehicles, which must park in Visitor Car Parks B, E or K, and at the Health Innovation Campus where Contractor Scratch Cards are no longer valid. 

A greater choice of permit options

We understand that some contractors visit campus regularly and so we've increased the options available to include an annual, termly or monthly permit that can be purchased online via our cashless payment system. For those looking for something shorter term, there's the cashless pay & display option or the new RingGo pay by phone option for daily parking payment. 

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Prices and payment

More flexible permit options mean better value permits for everyone. Take a look at the pricing below and order online. Please be aware that your order will be available for collection after 5 working days, so please remember to order well in advance. Single-day tickets are available in the interim from the pay & display machines, or from the RingGo pay by phone parking service.

Permit Option

Duration & Cost

Parking Zones

Available from

Contractor Parking Permit

Annual - £266

Termly - £100

Monthly - £41

Staff, Visitor, South West Campus, HIC

Online Store Annual Permits.

Online Store Termly or Monthly Permits.

Contractor Parking Daily Scratch Card

Daily - £5.50

(sheets of 5 for £27.50)

Staff, Visitor, South West Campus

Not valid at HIC or Sports Field Car Park.

Online Store, contractor scratch cards

Pay & Display ticket or RingGo pay by phone service

Daily - £5.50

2 hours - £2.20

Visitor, South West Campus

HIC and Sports Field Car Park - pay and display not in use. Customers must use RingGo.

Not valid in Staff zones.

Pay & display machines at selected visitor car parks.


Please note: Contractors are not permitted to park in their compounds. A valid ticket, permit or scratch card must be displayed at all times or payment must be made through the RingGo pay by phone service. Vehicles must be parked in accordance with the latest parking policy.

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