car parking

Car Parking

Changes to University Car Parking Arrangements

Due to the continuing loss of parking in the centre of the campus we are looking to maximise all parking available to the University including those spaces on the periphery of the campus. The number of spaces required for student use at residences has been revised and all those spaces over and above that requirement will be made available to staff from 1 October 2015. The responsibility for issuing staff permits and the monitoring/control of parking in the centre of campus and on the periphery (including residences) will lie with Estate Support Service. Accommodation & Hospitality Services will no longer issue parking permits to staff. All applications for staff parking permits should be sent through to the ESS Helpdesk at or contact ext. 87171.

Permit Types

Standard Permit (Pay & Display)

The University operates a 'pay and display' system for standard permit holders. Any member of staff is entitled to apply for a car parking permit at a cost of £50. This authorises access onto the site to seek a space and pay the relevant fee at the nearest 'pay and display' machine. Please note that there are only approximately 255 standard parking bays in total across the campus. Click on the link for location of parking spaces and 'pay and display' machines (PDF). Standard permit holders can also utilise bays at Richardson Road including Marris House (available until June 2016), Windsor Terrace, Sandyford Road, Castle Leazes and Newcastle Business School.

From 1st October 2015 parking tariffs are as follows:

  • £4.00 (maximum payment) /full day (8 hours)
  • £2.00/ 4 hours and
  • £1/minimum stay 2 hours

Reserved Parking (Business need)

Reserved spaces are allocated on the basis of operational need. Requests will require completion of a car parking permit application form together with the reserved parking authorisation form signed off by a Faculty PVC or Registrar. The cost of a reserved parking bay is £1,320.

Reserved Parking (Non business need)

This new type of permit will offer staff a reserved bay at one of the sites below and will be offered on a first come first saved basis:

  • Easton Flats
  • Leazes Parade
  • Leazes Terrace

The cost for the annual reserved (non-business need) permit will be £960 per annum. A pro rata option will be available for part-time staff ie the cost of a three day a week permit will be £576.

Download an application form for a car parking permit

Staff are reminded that Newcastle City Council are still offering our staff discounted rates on annual permits at Eldon Garden car park. The cost of the annual permit is £900 (discounted from £1456). The annual permit will entitle you to park Monday to Friday throughout the year and the car park is open from 7.00am to 10pm. To give you a comparison on cost the University rate of £4 a day plus the cost of the parking disc (£50) calculated on 218 days usage equates to £922. Payments can be made to NCC on a 10 month direct debit instalment basis. Permit holders will not be given an individual marked bay but will be guaranteed space as the number of permits issued will not exceed the number of spaces available. Spaces will be located on the upper levels of Eldon Garden car park on Percy Street. Pro rate rates are available for staff.

Car Sharing

To encourage a more sustainable approach to travel, we offer:

  • a lift share website which will match staff travelling to and from work at similar times and from nearby locations
  • designated bays for staff who choose to car share

The aim of the University’s car sharing scheme is to reduce the number of single occupancy car journeys onto the campus.

To qualify for a car share parking bay a group of two or more staff should:

  • pay the annual disc fee of £50
  • not be resident at the same address
  • pay the daily required 'pay and display' fee when parking on campus and park only in their designated car sharing bay
  • ensure that only one of the cars registered on the same permit is parked on the campus at any one time (other than after 4.00 pm and at weekends)
  • ensure that if more than one car is parked on campus as above the relevant pay and display fee has been paid for both vehicles

Staff wishing to apply for a car sharer’s permit should complete the form Car Sharers' Permit and return it to Helpdesk & Admin Team, ESS, 1st Floor, Agriculture Building.

Parking for Disabled Staff and Students

Documents which set out how the campus may be accessed by staff and students with disabilities and temporary mobility impairments can be found under Forms and Guidance

Visitor Parking

Parking for visitors on University business may be booked through ESS Helpdesk by completing the Visitor Parking Request Form. Map showing location of Visitor Parking (PDF: 1.38MB)

Overnight Parking

Permit holders requiring authorised overnight parking are to purchase the relevant number of daily tickets required from a Pay and Display machine on the day they park their vehicle. The Pay and Display tickets should be taken to the Security Control Room, Barras Building, where the officers on duty will annotate them in red for the successive days that the vehicle is authorised to park on site. All relevant tickets are to be clearly displayed in the vehicle during the owner's absence.

Contractor Parking

There are separate arrangements for contractor parking including assessment of need, permits, charges and penalties.

Contact Us

Queries relating to car parking should be directed to the ESS Helpdesk on 0191 208 7171 or e-mail