Car Parking Arrangements for Visitors and Casual Users


As from Monday 5th September 2016 all visitor car parks will be "pay by phone".  Please note that payment is on arrival at the car park.

The paybyphone app, which is available free from the App Store, Google play or Blackberry World, replaces the token machines that previously operated on campus.

Car Parking Tariff if using Frederick Road, Irwell Place, Delaney, Lowry and Mary Seacole car parks:-

£1.20 for up to 90 minutes.

£2.40 up to three hours

£4.00 all day

Charges on the Farmer Norton car parks are a maximum of £2.00 per day.

David Lewis car park is for the Sports Centre Customers ONLY. 

All users must report to Sport Reception upon arrival to validate 2 HOURS FREE PARKING

Please note charges are applicable from 09:15 hrs until 22:00 hrs, 7 days per week.

Campus patrol may refuse access to any car park likely to be filled up by full permit holders.

Special Events

If parking is required for a special event and a large number of visitors are anticipated, special arrangements may be made by e-mailing:


With effect of Monday, 5th September 2016 tokens will be obsolete as the University will no longer be operating the barrier system.  If a School / Department wishes to pay for parking for their visitors they can order permits in the same way they ordered tokens i.e. inform staff to raise an IDJ through their Finance Officer.  Staff will be required to collect the permits from Maxwell Reception.  It will be the responsibility of the School to ensure the permit is completed correctly and that their visitor is displaying the permit when parking on any University car park.  The permit must be validated for one day only.  The cost of the Visitor Permit is a fixed price of £4.00 each. Visitors must be advised that that failure to display their permit is likely to result in a penalty notice being issued.

Alternatively staff can contact the School or Departmental Office who can arrange for a visitor to be booked onto an online system and payment made in advance for parking charges. If the visitor has been booked onto the system there is no need for them to display a permit.


Car Parking Policy