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.

 

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 invested in sustainable travel initiatives to give staff more travel options. 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

157 spaces are open in Car Park B (the same number as previously found in the car park).

The new under croft and upper deck section of the extended Car Park B will remain shut until autumn 2020 when Car Park D closes to start the construction of the new North Park building.

Exeter City Council will not allow the University to increase the total number of available car park spaces on Streatham Campus. However all of the parking spaces in Car Park D have been replaced in the extended Car Park B.

 

 

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

Ten car park spaces (marked green) are currently reserved for electric cars that are charging. Anyone with a parking permit can park in the additional 20 electric charging bays that are not reserved. Having the extra charging bays ready will allow us to expand the reserved spaces when demand for the charging bays increases in the coming years.

The electric charging bays are easy to use and the price to charge a car is 14p per kW hour, in line average domestic electricity rates. More information on the electric charging bays can be found here: www.exeter.ac.uk/sustainability/travel/electric/

The plan is to close Car Park D in autumn 2020 when construction is due to start on the new North Park building.

If plans change we will notify colleagues well in advance.

 

 

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 30 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 30 electric parking bays and PV panels for solar electricity generation. The project has also contributed funds to introduce new sustainable travel initiatives, 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.