Changes to the Coach Park by Bluebell
To create more parking capacity, the Coach Park will be converted into a 4-hour short stay ‘Pay by Phone’ only car park between 6am – 6pm, Monday – Friday; permits will not be valid in this car park during these times. On the days where there are pre-booked coaches arriving to campus, the car park will be closed to accommodate these arrivals; should this be the case, clear signage will be in place to let you know.
All coaches should drop off and collect at our dedicated Coach Park, located just off Bluebell roundabout. If you have a coach coming to campus, please contact email@example.com to pre-book arrangements. Coaches may not be able to be accommodated if arrangements have not been authorised with car parking.
Why do we have a Coach Park?
The Coach Park has come about in recognition of the large and increasing numbers of coaches and mini-buses coming to site, and the fact that we'd like to grow that number, bringing in coach parties rather than multiple cars.
The location at Bluebell roundabout was based on 4 driving factors:
- It's accessed directly off Gibbet Hill Road, reducing traffic on University Road.
- It already works really well when Stoneleigh park and ride is in operation.
- It's within easy walking distance of The Arts Centre and Central Campus.
- It will support multiple visiting sports groups arriving at the new Sports Hub.
Can coaches drop off/pick up anywhere other than the coach park?
Alternative arrangements can be facilitated for some Arts Centre shows aimed at under-8s only, or for other specific, exceptional circumstances. In particular, we can facilitate a drop-off/pick-up on Avon Road, Westwood Campus since this is such a long way from the Coach Park. If you need to make alternative arrangements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before directing coaches anywhere other than the Coach Park since they will need to be authorised.
Coaches should never wait anywhere other than the Coach Park – once drop-off is complete, they should proceed straight there.
The campus Bus Interchange is for scheduled bus services only, and coaches are never allowed to drop off or collect from there.