Date published: June 07, 2017

Car parking: We're listening

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve car parking facilities we have a number of updates to share with you. Car parking here at Salford is a priority for us; we want to assure you we’re listening to colleagues and students across the University and acting on feedback.

Pay and display

New machines will be available to use from Thursday 1st June in the Frederick Road, Mary Seacole and Irwell Place car parks. You can also continue to use the pay by phone option if that’s more convenient. This is for short term parking for a day or less only.

Out of hours car parking charges

Currently car parking charges apply between the hours of 9.15am to 10pm. Opinion across the University has been that free car parking should be available out of study hours to cater for students needing to work in the library after lectures. To help with this we’ll soon be offering free car parking after 6pm (instead of 10pm) for both weekdays and weekends for all car parks on campus. This should be operational by the end of July 2017.

Visitor parking

We have now introduced approximately 20 additional car parking spaces for visitors adjacent to the Chapman Building. These spaces should be more than enough to cater for guests that need to park on any given day.  Please note, it is important that Schools continue to book visitors in on Whitelist using the correct registration number (inputting the incorrect number can cause difficulties). 

New signage

We want to make sure our car parking facilities are not for public use and are for colleagues and students only. We’ll be introducing new signage shortly across all our car parks to ensure this is clear. Furthermore, these signs will signpost staff and students to the nearest car park so they can clearly see where to go should the car park they are on be at capacity. We understand this is a particular issue for the Allerton car park which fills up quickly at the start of the day; hopefully this new signage will help to alleviate the problem. We’ll also be introducing clear signage that informs users of the newly installed alternative ways to pay, such as pay and display machines available for those not wishing to download the Pay by Phone app or register through the online payment system.

Jason Challender, Director of Estates and Facilities, said: “Delivering an exceptional experience for our students and making the University a great place to work are top of our priorities. We understand car parking is a matter of interest for many and are listening to both colleagues and students on the issue. We have a number of measures in place to improve our facilities over the next few months and want to assure everyone who has given us feedback, your comments are being listened to and acted on.”

You can read more about car parking here on the Estates section of our website.

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