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 has been extended to maintain the same number of parking spaces on campus when Car Park D is no longer available. The newly extened Car Park B now has a capacity of 357 spaces.

A total of 157 spaces (the same number as previously found in the car park) are available. The extra 200 spaces will be made available when Car Park D closes for the construction of North Park. Under planning regulations laid down by Exeter City Council we are not allowed to increase the overall number of parking spaces available on Streatham Campus.

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 please contact northpark-project@exeter.ac.uk

Car parking FAQ

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

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 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 when construction is due to start on the new North Park building.

In light of the Covid-19 situation the University has taken the decision to pause Project North Park until 2021. Teh timescales for starting construction and closing Car Park D are unclear at present. 

We will update colleagues as soon as we can.

 

 

The car park is not multi storey. It has been extended on the current site to create more car parking spaces.

The project is estimated to cost £4m and this money has 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 is not multi-storey. It has been extended on the current site to create more car parking spaces.


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


Trees have been planted to improve the aesthetic look of the car park. The new trees 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 have installed low wattage lighting and the lights dim after 10pm, with proximity sensors in operation.

Trees have been planted to improve the aesthetic look of the car park. 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.