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Car Parking: Accessibility

 Main changes

From January, we’re introducing:

  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) parking systems in all main campus car parks
  • Registered Blue badge holders are now required to apply using the APCOA website to obtain free blue badge holder parking. This link will be made available in early January.
  • A new easy to use payment app for parking replacing our existing system in response to user feedback requesting a better parking experience

 Blue badge holders

Registered Disabled Blue Badge holders have the same rights on the University campus as they have on the public highway.

Parking on Campus is free for blue badge holders displaying a valid blue badge. There are accessible parking spaces near all buildings on Campus, and blue badge holders may also use a standard parking space unless it has been reserved. Please follow the instructions below on how to obtain free blue badge parking; you will still be required to display your blue badge when parking in an accessible parking space.

Blue badge holders may exceed the published limit in time restricted parking bays in Health Centre Road (20 minutes). Please note this does not apply to the Sports & Wellness Hub blue badge car park which is operated by the facility itself and you will need to follow the instructions provided within the car park to receive complementary 4 hours free parking.

How will it work?

Everything you need to use this service can be easily organised through the APCOA website by selecting the button below.

You will need to create an account and upload details of your blue badge, requesting parking to our site using the location code 2503 (excludes Sports & Wellness Hub). A step-by-step guide can also be viewed below to help you through the process, although we hope you will find it easy to navigate. Your application will then be reviewed within 48 hours and once approved, you can register a permit to park on our site free of charge

If you have more than 1 vehicle, please contact us at TransportMobility@warwick.ac.uk to register additional vehicles. You may only park 1 vehicle on campus at any time and your vehicle must display a valid blue badge.

Accessibility and Reasonable Adjustments

Staff

If you're a member of salaried staff currently experiencing challenges with campus car parking on medical or disability grounds, you may be considered for a temporary special arrangement. To discuss this further, you'll need a referal from your manager or HR to Occupational Health Services.

Criteria

Consideration will be given under the following circumstances on a case by case basis if you can provide appropriate medical or other supporting evidence of your medical condition or disability for temporary support with parking:

  1. That you are waiting for an assessment for a blue badge. Information about applying for a Blue Badge is available on the Citizens Advice websiteLink opens in a new window.
  2. That although you meet the criteria for a Blue Badge, your condition is not long term and you would not qualify for a blue badge.
  3. That your condition fluctuates and you only require temporary access to disabled parking when there is a flare up.

Consideration will not be given based on ability to carry items if there is no other underlying health reason which prevents you from making use of arrangements such as:

  • The drop off points near buildings to load and unload your vehicle.
  • Use of a trolley or wheeled case to carry or move items around.

Students

If you are a student in the process of applying for a blue badge and you are currently experiencing challenges with campus car parking on disability grounds, please contact Wellbeing Support Services via the Wellbeing PortalLink opens in a new window and email StudentParking at warwick dot ac dot uk to discuss alternative temporary options. You will be required to submit evidence of your blue badge application and date of assessment. Please note that any arrangements made will only be temporary until the outcome of your blue badge application has been determined.

If you do not hold a blue badge, in exceptional circumstances where it is essential for you to drive and you meet the relevant criteria with appropriate evidence, you may be considered on a case by case basis for support with student parking (financial factors excluded). Please visit the Support with Student Parking pages for further information.

Any problems?

If you experience any difficulties with using the APCOA connect parking service, you can reach APCOA hereLink opens in a new window between 9am - 8pm, Monday - Friday.

If you a query not related to APCOA connect, you can contact us Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4:00pm and Friday between 8am - 3.00pm as follows:

(02476 5) 22206