Car parking changes

The Project North Park building is planned for location on the existing Car Park D on the Streatham Campus.

Car Park B is being extended to maintain the same number of parking spaces on campus when Car Park D is no longer available.

The planning application (application number 18/0487/FUL) for this work has been approved by Exeter City Council. Work is currently scheduled to commence in June 2019.

Car parking spaces

  • Car Park D currently has capacity of 202 spaces
  • Car Park B (by the Sports Park) currently has a capacity of 157 spaces

Car Park B will be extended on the current site to create more car parking spaces and a lower level car park will be built to increase the overall capacity to 357. The Car Park will also have 30 electric parking bays and PV panels for solar electricity generation.

The extension of Car Park B will replace the spaces lost on Car Park D to accommodate the Project North Park building.

Timeline

  • March 2018 – planning permission granted to make changes to Car Park B, by the Sports Park (application number - 18/0487/FUL)
  • 3 June 2019 – construction work to begin Car Park B site
  • 23 September 2019 – car park partially open. 
  • December 2019 - car park is complete.

Car Park B is now open

Car Park B reopened on Monday 23 September. A total of 157 spaces (the same number as previously found in the car park) are available. Construction work will continue on the two storey section of the Car Park B extension up until December.

We continue to encourage colleagues to consider exploring the sustainable travel options and discounts the University offers, including 1/3 off bus travel in the Exeter area, discounts on bike hire and free parking for car sharers.

 

If you have any questions about the Car Park B work or the temporary car park please contact northpark-project@exeter.ac.uk

Car parking FAQ

The extension to Car Park B will deliver the same number of spaces on campus as are currently available when Car Park D is taken out of action to build Project North Park.

There will be a temporary loss in car park spaces while construction takes place on Car Park B. The construction has been planned for summer 2019 to minimise disruption to staff as pressure on car parking spaces is reduced.

You are going to be taking away my opportunity to park in Car Park D and I will now have to park further away in Car Park B, when parking is already an issue at the University. This will make my life more difficult.

The University is proposing to build Project North Park on Car Park D. The new building will deliver a world class research and teaching facility that will enable the University to achieve the step change it needs in research power, student experience and league table success.

As part of the plans for the building the University has invested in extending Car Park B to maintain the number of car park spaces available to staff.

The current car parking arrangements on campus are relatively favourable in comparison with other local employers.

The project has also made a commitment to invest in sustainable travel initiatives to give staff more travel options (coming in spring 2019). These include:

  • Increasing the Stagecoach bus discount to include all city routes
  • Introducing three pool cars on campus that colleagues can hire by the hour
  • A personalised travel plan service for all new staff
  • Introducing free sustainable week-long travel tasters to new and existing colleagues

The construction work is taking place in the summer to minimise disruption to staff as pressure on car parking spaces is reduced. We are aware that there may be some dates when parking will possibly be an issue, such as before the end of term in June, before term starts in early September and when major events are happening on campus – we will let you know these dates so you can plan your travel arrangements.

If you usually park in Car Park B you can explore other available parking spaces on campus. Car parks at Holland Hall, Clydesdale Rise and Duryard often have spare spaces. 

Staff are encouraged to consider sustainable travel options to get to and from work, such as car sharing, travelling by public transport, walking or cycling. Find out more, here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/sustainability/travel/

The project is also contributing funds to introduce new sustainable travel initiatives (coming in spring 2019), including:

  • Increasing the Stagecoach bus discount to include all city routes
  • Introducing three pool cars on campus that colleagues can hire by the hour
  • A personalised travel plan service for all new staff
  • Introducing free sustainable week-long travel tasters to new and existing colleagues

When Car Park B re-opens and before Car Park D closes for the construction of North Park the number of available car parking spaces in Car Park B will be carefully managed so that we maintain the same number of available spaces on campus to meet our obligations to Exeter City Council.

There are currently over 100 car park spaces out of action across campus because of other capital projects. We can therefore open up this extra number of spaces on Car Park B.

There are going to be 30 electric parking bays on the extended car park B.

Electric cars will have priority parking in these bays but regular cars will be able to park in the bays after a certain time in the morning (similar to the car share parking bays).

As part of our overall Sustainable Travel Plan for the University we want to provide people with the facilities they need to own and run electric cars. We expect electric car use to increase in the coming years and installing this number of electric parking bays allows us to be prepared for the future.

The car park will not be multi storey. It will be extended on the current site to create more car parking spaces and a lower level car park will be built to increase the overall capacity to 357. The Car Park will also have 35 electric parking bays and PV panels for solar electricity generation.

The project is estimated to cost £4m and this money will come from the Capital Fund.

A public consultation, run by the Council's Planning Department as part of the planning application, took place in February 2018. An event took place on 9 February 2018 where staff had an opportunity to see the designs and comment on the proposals.

The design team worked alongside the university to consult with key members to finalise the proposal.

The new car park has been designed to be sensitive to the surrounding area.


The car park will not be multi-storey. It will be extended on the current site to create more car parking spaces and a lower level car park will be built to increase the overall capacity to 357.


To reduce light pollution from the new car park we will install low wattage lighting and the lights will dim after 10pm, with proximity sensors in operation.


Trees will be planted to improve the aesthetic look of the car park and reduce light pollution. The new trees will include semi-mature species of Common Oak, Silver Birch and Scot Pine.

The car park is part of the University’s Sustainable Travel Plan. The car park will include 35 electric parking bays and PV panels for solar electricity generation. The project is also contributing funds to introduce new sustainable travel initiatives (coming in spring 2019), including:

  • Increasing the Stagecoach bus discount to include all city routes
  • Introducing three pool cars on campus that colleagues can hire by the hour
  • A personalised travel plan service for all new staff
  • Introducing free sustainable week-long travel tasters to new and existing colleagues

The car park is being designed to be sensitive to the surrounding environment.

To reduce light pollution from the new car park we will install low wattage lighting and the lights will dim after 10pm, with proximity sensors in operation.

Trees will be planted to improve the aesthetic look of the car park and reduce light pollution. The new trees will include semi-mature species of Common Oak, Silver Birch and Scot Pine.

We continue to discourage students from bringing their cars to the city and actively promote and invest in sustainable travel initiatives.