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Staff Parking


All staff need to display a blue University Parking Permit when they park in University Staff Car Parks – even when they have used their staff ID card to enter the car park or pay for parking.

Permits can be collected from reception in the Alan Berry building between 10am-12pm and 1.30pm-3pm.

If you change cars or bring in a different car, you should email

Car parks


Staff parking is charged at £3 per day in all University car parks. There is an option to park for up to 4 hours in the Multi Storey car park for £1 with no return the same day. You will need to present your Staff ID card at the card reader next to the ticket machines to purchase a ticket. Please ensure that you display your blue University Parking Permit as well as your valid Pay & Display ticket. 


Motorcycle Parking

There is parking for motorbikes in the Multi Storey Car Park, at Singer Hall, and at the front of the Alma Building. Parking  for motorcycles is free, and does not require a parking permit.

Site Post Code Staff or Student Charges Applicable Spaces Weekdays Weekends
Alma West (Front) CV1 5QA Staff £3 day 18 07:00-23:00 07:00-23:00
Armstrong Siddeley/Jaguar CV1 5ED Staff £3 day 18 24/7  
Elm Bank CV1 2NL Staff £3 day 70 07:00-23:00 Closed
Graham Sutherland CV1 5PH Staff £3 day 14 24/7  
Maudslay House (aka Security House) CV1 2NL Staff £3 day 11 24/7  
Multi Storey Car Park CV1 5DL Staff £3 day / £1 for 4 hrs 420 07:00-22:00 Closed
Singer Hall staff CV1 5NR Staff £3 day/£1 for 4 hrs 22 24/7  
Westwood Heath CV4 8GP Both N/A 56 24/7  


The University has negotiated two special rates with the NCP Belgrade Plaza. These are available to all staff.

Season Ticket

  • Season Tickets cost £45 a month and are paid via direct deduction from your salary
  • You can enter and exit the car park as many times as you need to, and stay as long as you want
  • You can use the spaces 24/7 while you have the season ticket
  • Season Tickets are available for a minimum period of 6 months with two weeks’ notice required to end the contract after that period

To apply for a Season Ticket, complete, sign and return the Terms and Conditions and the Salary Deduction form to A Season Ticket pass will be sent to you once this has been processed.

If you want to end your Season Ticket arrangement, you should email giving two weeks’ notice, and return your Season Ticket to reception on the second floor of the Alma Building.

Pay As You Go

  • Pay As You Go parking is available for £2 for up to 24 hours through the NCP ParkPass Scheme
  • Joining the NCP ParkPass Scheme is free and gives you three months 10% discount at any NCP carpark anywhere in the country
  • To register go to and:
  1. Fill in your personal details
  2. Fill in your vehicle details
  3. Choose your account type and specify how you want to pay
  4. Enter the Saver ID: COU76CBP

Your NCP ParkPass will be posted to you within 6 working days of registration.

To use your NCP ParkPass: 

  • Insert or scan your NCP ParkPass card to enter the Belgrade Plaza car park
  • Do not press the button or take a paper ticket
  • This raises the barrier and starts your parking session

To leave the car park:

  • Do not pay or use any payment machine
  • On exit, insert/scan your NCP ParkPass at the exit barrier
  • This raises the barrier, ending your parking session and processes an automated payment from the card or account you specified when applying for the ParkPass card

You can read more information about the ParkPass system.

Disabled Parking for Staff

Staff using disabled parking should display both their blue University Parking Permit and their Blue Badge. They should also pay the usual fee for the car park they are using.

Temporary passes are available for staff who need to use disabled parking on medical grounds. To get one of these passes, staff members should contact their line manager, who will contact the People Partner for their department or faculty. Requests are approved by the Protection Services manager, and can be collected from reception in the Alan Berry building.

Disabled Parking for Staff
Site Post Code Staff or Student Charges Applicable Number of Spaces Weekdays Weekends
Alma West (Front) CV1 5QA Staff £3 day 2 07:00-23:00 07:00-23:00
Armstrong Siddeley / Jaguar CV1 5ED Staff £3 day 6 24/7  
Elm Bank CV1 2NL Staff £3 day 3 07:00-23:00 Closed
Graham Sutherland CV1 5PH Staff £3 day 3 24/7  
Maudslay House (aka Security House) CV1 2NL Staff £3 day 1 24/7  
Multi Storey Car Park CV1 5DL* Staff £3 day / £1 for 4 hrs 30 07:00-22:00 Closed
Front of ECB/Student Centre CV1 2JH Both   4 24/7  
Hub - between Hub/James Starley CV1 5QT Both   3 24/7  
Westwood Heath CV4 8GP Both N/A 4 24/7  

*Please enter 'Multi-Storey Car Park, Coventry University, Gosford Street, Coventry' into your search, instead of the postcode for an accurate location.