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.


The current no-guarantee ‘Right to Roam’ model has now ended.


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

Applications for 2022-23 are now closed.

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

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: £540 per annum (£45 per month)
  • Motorcycles: £84 (£7 per month)

The cost is deducted from salary in arrears.

Additional Parking Facilities

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. They currently have a flat rate of £5 per day, charged automatically at the pay machine.


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.



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