Contractor Parking

Contractor Parking Permits are issued by the Estates Helpdesk and are non-transferrable. Permits can be issued for a maximum of a month and it is the contractor’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid pass displayed.

All contractors must display a Contractor Parking Permit, as well as purchasing a Pay & Display ticket to park in any of the University Car parks.

Where is it not practical for a contractor to park within designated car parking spaces, permission may be given to park in other areas e.g. the rear of James Starley. Permission should be sought via the contractor’s University contact, who must ensure notification of the vehicle registration and the period required is given to the Protection Service to avoid parking enforcement procedures being implemented. A valid Pay & Display ticket from any University machine must still be displayed. 

Where contractors have a compound which includes car parking, permits will not be issued.  Contractors should ensure their vehicles are contained within the compound, and there should be no unauthorised extensions of the compound. 


Delivery vehicles do not require a permit or Pay & Display ticket. These vehicles are allowed approximately 15 minutes per drop. However, it is recommended that regular delivery companies’ details are logged with the Protection Service.

Where a special delivery is being made, such as a large piece of machinery, exemption from parking charges can be granted by The Protection Manager or an Assistant Director of Estates, who must, in turn, advise the Protection Service. Similarly, where contractors are responding to emergency situations, parking charges may be exempted. 

For information or to arrange a special delivery please email the Estates Helpdesk

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