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Car parking: Plans and development

As our University continues its growth and development over the coming years, we will adapt our campus parking infrastructure to meet the changing needs of our community. We will also keep users informed of changes and alternatives.

Background

We are permitted by our local authorities in Coventry and Warwickshire to have a fixed number of car parking spaces on campus. The majority are for staff permit-holders, and for visitors such as conference attendees, and people who come to the Warwick Arts Centre or the Sports Centre. We cannot provide routine parking for students, who we encourage to use public transport or other methods to reach campus.

Long-term plan

Our vision for the development of car parking on campus is to:

  • Move the majority of parking close to major roads, making it easier for drivers to access and exit campus
  • Improve pedestrian, cycle and shuttlebus access between car parks and key buildings across campus
  • Operate parking management systems for quick access, and provide real-time information on availability of spaces

This has the following benefits for our campus and the local area:

  • Traffic is reduced on campus and the local roads, creating a better environment
  • Older car parks, which are inefficient in their use of space, are cleared to make way for new developments or enhanced public space for University members and local residents to enjoy

The first step towards the periphery parking vision is complete - Lynchgate Car Park is accessed directly from Lynchgate Road (near Cannon Park), removing vehicles from Kirby Corner Road and central campus, and is within a few minutes' walk of campus.

Kirby Corner Car Park

This is our next major peripheral car park, open from February 2019. Located on the highway periphery, with access from Kirby Corner Road, Gibbet Hill Road and University Road, Kirby Corner Car Park offers circa 1,300 spaces. The multi-storey car park offers wider bays, no pillars, a lift, and excellent lighting and security.

Managing disruption

We recognise that car park work will mean some disruption to where people park when they come to work, or to use facilities like the Warwick Arts Centre, and we're working hard to mitigate any negative effects on our community. We will share as much as we can on plans, timing and options for you, and we are grateful for people's patience whilst the work is underway.

Map

Our map shows where we are planning peripheral parking locations around campus.

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Map of potential future car park locations