If you decide to park on our Colchester Campus then you’re agreeing to our terms and conditions for cycling, driving, parking and registering (.pdf). You’re responsible for paying for parking and parking appropriately.
These rules support the University’s travel plan and ensure the safety and availability of spaces, where possible, in the car parks. It also ensures that there is a clear and fair process for parking on campus.
The University is private property. On every entrance there is a contract to enter sign with details of our parking rules as well as in each car park and at the information stations.
Parking for visitors is available in:
We operate a cashless parking system, you will either need to download an app to your phone or log on via a web browser to make your payment after creating an account.
When you arrive:
- open the Parksmart app or internet page
- enter your registration number
- enter the amount of time you need to park for
- pay as prompted
- you can create an account if you wish
You don't need to display a ticket, but you can view payment history and obtain a receipt for your payment via the Parksmart app if you wish.
- Up to 2 hours: £2.70
- Up to 3 hours: £3.80
- Up to 4 hours: £5.00
- Up to 5 hours: £6.20
- All day: £8.60
Parking charges apply from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays and Christmas Day.
Information station locations
- Multi-storey car park (in the stairwells)
- Valley Car Park
- Essex Business School (in the foyer)
- North Towers causeway (entrance to main campus)
- Outside the Information Centre on Square 3
- Capon Road
Wivenhoe House and Constable Building car parks
Wivenhoe House Hotel car park is reserved for hotel guests. Parking permits should be from the hotel reception. A row of visitor parking in front of the Constable Building is reserved for the use of tenant visitors.
Motorcyclists can park free of charge in the designated motorcycle spaces.
There are spaces available for disabled drivers in all the main car parks.
Visitor parking charges apply and payment can be made as detailed above.
If you have any problems paying to park please contact the Estate Management Helpdesk. Please ensure you display your blue badge when parking in a designated space.