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Car Park Closures

The University is investing in an exciting series of campus improvements over the next few years. The new Strathclyde Sport building is already under construction on Cathedral Street and the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) District Energy Scheme will commence installation of pipework in June this year.  This project will install large diameter hot water distribution pipework in the streets and land across much of the campus.  As such, the works will be highly visible and at times it will be disruptive. The new Teaching and Learning Building development will begin enabling works in the Colville and the Architecture buildings later in the year. 

 For more updates on CHP and related disruptions see CHP webpage

These construction works will have an impact on car parking at certain times.  Some car parks will be temporarily closed and some will be removed altogether to make way for these works.  Importantly, not all car parks will be closed at the same time and we will endeavour to accommodate staff within our other car parks during this period of disruption.

Car parks that will not be available to staff at certain times in 17/18 are listed below. More information on the specific dates of car parking closures and their re-opening will be provided in advance of the works and as they progress.

  • John Anderson – temporarily closed (August ’17 to April ’18)
  • Taylor Street – temporarily closed (from late September ’17 onwards)
  • University Centre – temporarily closed (Jun ’17 to August ’17)
  • Rottenrow – temporarily closed (July ’17 to Sept ’17)
  • Colville – permanently removed (end July ’17)
  • Richmond Street –permanently removed except for disabled and electric vehicle parking (July ’17)

If you can, you may wish to make alternative arrangements for travel to and from work during this period.  We will continue to provide car parking spaces to those most in need and for staff and students with disabilities. 

Car Parking Applications 2017/18


The PEGASUS application form for the next academic year (2017-18) will open on Friday 19th May and close on Friday the 9th of June.

Due to a requirement by the Scottish Government to better understand the University’s carbon footprint, car parking applicants will be required to declare their vehicle emissions rating as part of the car parking application process.  Completion of this part of the application form will be mandatory.  Users will require to enter the CO2 rating in grams per kilometre (g/km) when they complete the on-line car parking application.  Details of the CO2 rating of your vehicle are noted on your ‘V5’ document and can also be obtained on the DVLA website (link provided below):

CO2 emission finder tool on DVLA website



Students are not allocated permits on this campus.


Staff can request temporary permits for visitors. See the Visitor Permits section further down the page.


Please note that paper applications will only be accepted from staff who do not have access to PEGASUS.

The charge for a permit on the John Anderson campus will be £480 for cars and £66 for motorcycles, for the academic year 2017-2018 (1st August 2017 to 31st July 2018).

Full details on how car parking spaces are allocated on the John Anderson Campus are available in the Parking conditions.

All car parking enquiries should be directed to


Space Sharing

Parking permit applicants who wish to form a group with colleagues in order to share a parking space should note that both (or all) members of staff agreeing to share must apply separately, mentioning partners. Strathclyde has recently established a ‘Strathshare’ site for staff wishing to identify a potential sharer for parking. Further details and instructions on how to register to find a potential sharer can be found in the StrathShare help document, while the Strathshare site can be found at the StrathShare SharePoint site.

Please note that liaising with potential sharers is the responsibility of the applicants themselves. Estates Services takes no active part in arranging such shares, nor in the resolution of any possible disputes which arise between sharers.

Visitor Permits

Departments can apply for a Visitor's Permit to allow a visitor to the department short term access to a parking space. A limited number of car parking spaces for disabled visitors are available in the Taylor Street, Graham Hills internal and external and Richmond Street car parks.

Visitor permits can be obtained by sending an email to , giving at least 48 hours notice.

Please include the following information in your request: your details and department, the visitor's details, and the date, time and duration of the visit.

Please not that the issue of Visitor Permits is currently under review.

NCP Montrose Street

Staff can park in the NCP car park at a discounted rate of £6.30 for up to 12 hours, and £12.30 for up to 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Before returning to your car, take your ticket to Security Control at Livingstone Tower to get it validated to enable NCP to apply the discounted rate on your departure from the car park.

This map shows the location of the entrance to the car park which is on Montrose Street, below the McCance Building.

City Parking - Duke Street

The University has negotiated preferential rates with City Parking for their new multi-storey car park at the corner of High Street and Duke Street for both staff and students.

Pay on the day card - £4.50 per 24 hour period. Valid staff/student ID must be shown. Please contact to request a A Pay on the Day card.

Season tickets - this ticket allows unlimited access i.e. come and go as many times as you wish in one day. Please visit the City Parking website for more details.


Please note that paper applications will only be accepted from staff who do not have access to PEGASUS.

Parking conditions  

Map of car parks

Essential service form 

Application form