Car Parking

Cars driving on Cathedral Street

Latest Updates

New car parking management system

The University’s existing in-house car parking management system is due to be replaced in the next Academic year (2022-2023). Updates will be shared via Inside Strathclyde and the "New Car Parking Management System" webpage.


Current car parking arrangements

Since April 2020, car parking charges have been suspended and colleagues authorised to work on campus have been able to sign up for a car parking space, based on a no guarantee, ‘right to roam’ model. 

The current no-guarantee ‘Right to Roam’ model will remain in place until end of July 2022, after which the arrangements will be reviewed.

Colleagues wishing to use the University car parks should ensure they have registered to use the car parks via SharePoint: 

We will keep you informed of any further car parking updates via Inside Strathclyde and this webpage. If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch with the team at


Parking safety

With more staff travelling to campus, the car parks are now getting significantly busier. All staff are reminded to park on designated bays only, to prevent accidents and damage and ensure that our car parks remain safe for all users. Indiscriminate or dangerous parking will result in a vehicle being stickered. Any car park users found to be persistently not adhering to the rules will be prevented from accessing the car parks. Any staff who believe that they have parked within a designated parking space but have been stickered should contact the Car Parking Team, providing photographs where possible.



Experiencing problems with your staff card?

If you’re experiencing problems with accessing University car parks using your staff card, please inform us as soon as possible. It is important to swipe your card every time you use the car parks so that we can monitor demand on parking. Security Operatives on campus can give you access to a car park if needed, but if you are regularly experiencing problems with your staff card it is important you contact to resolve this.

Visit the Travelling to Campus page for more updates.


Staff Permits

All staff are entitled to apply for a parking permit. You will need to re-apply for a permit each year.

Submit your application via the Pegasus application form. We can only accept paper applications from staff who do not have access to Pegasus.

There are around 430 parking spaces on campus. When we receive more applications than there are spaces, a ballot is run. We receive approximately 800 applications for parking each year. Unsuccessful applicants are added to the waiting list.

Costs for annual permits

  • Cars: £514.29 per annum (£42.85 per month)
  • Motorcycles: £70.69 (£5.89 per month)

The cost is deducted from salary in arrears.

StrathShare - Space Sharing

You can apply for for a parking space as a group, together with colleagues.

All members of the group must apply separately, listing other group members in their application.

Visit the Strathshare site to identify a potential sharer for parking. For more information and advice, please see the StrathShare help document

It is your responsibility to liaise with the potential sharers. Estates Services takes no active part in arranging shares, or resolving any disputes between sharers.

Additional Parking Facilities

NCP Montrose Street

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

To receive discounted rates you now must use the NCP Park Pass app.

Park Pass - Staff and Students

Staff and students may sign up for an NCP Park Pass card using the Saver ID code GVTR4X, which will cap the rate to £8.95 up to 24 hours. Details on applying and using the card can be viewed here - Park Pass App guide

Visitors and contractors should use the Saver ID code L6PN4FX. The cost for this is capped at £9 for up to 24 hours.

Please register before using the car park and use the QR code for entry and exit to receive the discount, NCP will not honour the discount if you take a ticket.

City Parking - Duke Street

City Parking offers discounts for staff and students using the car park situated at the corner of High Street and Duke Street.

Pay on the day card

£5 per 24 hour period. You must show a valid staff/student ID.
Please contact to request a Pay on the Day card.

Season tickets - £5 per day

Applications and payment must be made in advance for a minimum period of 1 month. This ticket allows unlimited access, so you can come and go as many times as you wish in one day.

Visitor permits

The issue of Visitor Permits is currently under review.

Departments may make an application for a temporary Visitor's Permit (subject to availability). Visitor's Permit allows a visitor to the University access to a parking space.

A limited number of car parking spaces for disabled visitors are available at:

  • Taylor Street car park
  • Graham Hills internal and external car parks
  • Richmond Street car park

Please contact to apply for a Visitor Permit, giving at least 48 hours notice. Please include the following information when applying:

  • applicant's details and department
  • visitor's details
  • date, time and duration of the visit


Useful documents

Criteria for the allocation of parking spaces on the John Anderson Campus is listed on the Parking Terms and Conditions.

Please view our Privacy Notice.

Contact us

Please send your car parking enquiries to