The Parking Zones Map illustrates the different parking zones on campus, where they are located and who can park there.
Health Innovation Campus Parking
Parking information for Health Innovation Campus parking users including staff, tenants and visitors.
Important! Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) services are now in place at the Health Innovation Campus (HIC). Please review the below information to ensure that you choose the correct solution for you when parking at HIC.
Parking at the Health Innovation Campus car park
Key changes to parking enforcement for the 2023/24 academic year are now in place at the Health Innovation Campus (HIC) car park.
RingGo Cashless Parking Solutions
A new parking solution provided by RingGo Cashless Parking Solution is now in place. HIC car park users can now pay for their parking via app, by phone or using the RingGo website. Detailed instructions on using RingGo to pay for parking will be signposted at the HIC car park. The current 3G parking ticketing machines will remain in place during the transition to the new system for those wishing to use them. Any additional RingGo service charges will be absorbed by the University during the 2023/24 academic year, meaning there will be no additional charges for RingGo users at HIC.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)
ANPR has now been implemented at the HIC car park. Any car park user who does not have a registered parking permit or who does not purchase a temporary parking pass using RingGo or the HIC car park ticketing machine will be subjected to a Parking Charge Notice (PCN). A grace period of 30 minutes is in place for picking up/dropping off and for deliveries in the HIC car park. Please ensure that all valid Parking Permits are clearly displayed by permit holders in any applicable vehicle that is parked on Bailrigg Campus and the Health Innovation Campus.
New Digital HIC Daily Parking Permits
A new digital solution has been implemented through the Online Store to enable staff and tenant staff at HIC to purchase a single day of staff parking at the daily scratch card rate of £2.80. This digital solution allows those who had previously parked at HIC using scratch cards to continue to do so, rather than parking at Car Park L(b). Digital Daily Scratch Cards are now available for purchase.
Can you use physical Staff and Contractor Scratch Cards to park at HIC?
Physical parking scratch cards are no longer acepted for use at the HIC car park. HIC users wishing to park close to the Health Innovation One (HI One) building and use physical parking scratch cards can do so by parking at Car Park L(b), also known as the Bowling Green car park next to the Sports Centre.
How you can park at HIC
There are a variety of parking options for those wishing to park at or near to the Health Innovation Campus.
Lancaster University staff members can park at the HIC car park using Annual, Termly and Monthly Staff Parking Permits, an Accessible Parking Permit, an Electric Vehicle Parking Permit, RingGo Cashless Parking Solutions and a Digital Daily Parking Permit. Staff can also park at Car Park L(b), also known as the Bowling Green Car Park, using physical Staff or Tenant Staff Parking Scratch Card.
Lancaster University students can park at the HIC car park using an Accessible parking permit and by using RingGo Cashless Parking Solutions. Students with an electric vehicle can park in an Electric Vehicle parking space at the HIC car park but must pay the Day Visitor Rate using RingGo.
This information relates to tenant staff. Tenant students should refer to the Student Parking information. Tenants can park at the HIC car park using Annual, Termly and Monthly Staff Parking Permits, an Accessible Parking Permit, an Electric Vehicle Parking Permit, RingGo Cashless Parking Solutions and a Digital Daily Parking Permit. Staff can also park at Car Park L(b), also known as the Bowling Green Car Park, using physical Staff or Tenant Staff Parking Scratch Card.
Visitors can park at HIC using RingGo Cashless Parking Solutions. Visitors can also park using an electric vehicle but must purchase a parking permit using RingGo Cashless Parking Solutions. Accessible badge holding visitors can also park at HIC, but must register their vehicles at reception on arrival.
Parking at HIC - Frequently Asked Questions
Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers are being considered and will be updated here as more questions are submitted. The FAQs will help us to ensure that all your queries and concerns regarding these new arrangements are addressed. If you would like to submit a question to the FAQ section, please email: email@example.com.
How far is the walking distance from Car Park L(b) to the Health Innovation Campus?
The walking distance from Car Park L(b) to the HI One building Reception desk is 220 metres, similar to the walking distance from the HIC car park to the HI One building Reception desk of 180 metres.
How can I travel between Bailrigg Campus and the Health Innovation Campus without using the car park?
Staff and students, based at the Health Innovation Campus who travel regularly between the HIC and Bailrigg Campus can obtain a ‘HIC Rider’ pass which provides for free bus journeys between main campus and the Sports Centre or HIC (A6) Bus stops, thus avoiding parking altogether.
Do I still need to display my Parking Permit in my vehicle to park at the Health Innovation Campus?
Yes, all valid Parking Permits must be clearly displayed by permit holders in any applicable vehicle that is parked on Bailrigg Campus and the Health Innovation Campus.
If I get a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) how can I appeal?
Appeals should go through First Parking, details of how to appeal will be on the notice that you receive.
If I order a taxi, will that get a ticket?
There is a 30 minute parking/waiting grace period for visiting vehicles.
What happens if Car Park L(b) is full?
Other car parks on main campus can be used with the appropriate valid Parking Permit or ticket. 'HIC Rider' passes are available for free bus journeys on and around Campus.
Are Lancaster University Parking Permits valid for use at both Bailrigg Campus parking and health Innovation Campus parking facilities?
Yes, Lancaster University Parking Permits enable the permit holder to park at either Bailrigg Campus parking and Health Innovation Campus parking. There is no restriction on parking at either car park, and permit holders can park a registered vehicle at either location at any time.
If I purchase parking at HIC can I use that permit elsewhere on campus?
Yes, any parking permit purchased using a Daily Digital Permit, using RingGo or using a ticketing machine can then be used elsewhere on campus and vice-versa. You can use HIC parking and Bailrigg Campus parking as needed throughout the day, as long as you do not overstay your purchased time period.
How can I report a change in vehicle?
If you are a Parking Permit holder and you change your vehicle you will need to inform the Car Parking Team in Security so that the permit database can be updated with your new vehicle details. This is now essential as ANPR is increasingly being used to enforce the parking regulations on campus. You can contact the Car Parking Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01524 521877.
Annual Permits and Prices 2023-24
Annual parking permits for 2023-24 are valid from 1st October 2023 to 30th September 2024.
Staff should apply for annual parking permits via Flexible Benefits.
See below for annual parking permit pricing.
Annual Plug-in Electric Vehicle Permit - £160
- This permit fee has been reduced (previously £234 in 2021-22) due to the introduction of separate pay-as-you-go charges for electricity consumed at the charging points.
- For plug-in electric vehicles only.
Annual Staff Parking Permit and Accessible Parking Permit - £variable
- Price increases for 2023-24 are at or below the rate of inflation in April 2023.
- Prices vary depending upon grade and FTE level.
- Lower prices for staff on grades 1 to 8.
- Lower prices for part-time staff, apprentices and sessional/variable hours staff.
- Blue Badge holders are exempt from charges.
See further down the page for detailed pricing by pay grade and FTE level as well as a pricing comparison with the daily scratch card option.
Make the switch and get a bigger discount
Staff can benefit from an additional switch discount by opting for a Unirider bus pass in 2023-24 if you had an annual parking permit during 2022-23.
Switch savings are either £50, £36, £24 or £12 depending on when during the year the bus pass commences. The switch prices are available in the Parking and Staff Bus Travel Price List on the Policy and Enforcement page.
Policy and Enforcement
Termly Permits are available to all staff that do not have a subsidised Unirider bus pass.
- Term Permit – Michaelmas, Lent, Summer Vacation (Staff, Contractors) - £100 a term/vacation
- Term Permit – Michaelmas, Lent, Summer Vacation (Students) - £62 a term/vacation
- Term Permit – Summer + Summer Vacation (Staff, Contractors) - £156 a term/vacation
- Term Permit – Summer + Summer Vacation (Students) - £62 a term/vacation
To apply, please contact the Car Parking Team at email@example.com. Please do not apply until late September 2023.
Blue Badges and Accessible Permits
Accessible Parking Permit charges are in line with other parking permit charges for staff. The annual price for staff is dependent upon grade and FTE level. Valid Blue Badge holders remain exempt from charges for the Accessible Parking Permit.
Staff can refer to the Accessible Parking Permits Eligibility Guidelines on the Policy and Enforcement page for eligibility details and how to apply.
Find out about the 1-day Staff Accessible Scratch Card below.
A 1-day Accessible Scratch Card is available for eligible staff.
These are priced exactly the same as the standard staff scratch cards at £2.80 each (£14 per strip of 5 cards), however, these are valid in all accessible parking bays as well as in staff parking zones, including at the Health Innovation Campus and at South West Campus.
The Car Parking Team will assess eligibility for these scratch cards. Subject to confirmation of your eligibility, Accessible Scratch Cards will be available for you to purchase shortly after on the Online Store.