Parking for visitors is available in:
If you decide to park on our Colchester Campus then you’re agreeing to our terms and conditions for cycling, driving and parking (.pdf). 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.
We operate a cashless parking system, you will either need to download the Parksmart 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.
The parking location number for Colchester Campus is 1597.
- 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.
If you have any problems paying to park, please contact the Estate Management Helpdesk on 01206 872959.
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 Security and Safety 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.
Visitors can register to park a motorcycle on our Colchester Campus by emailing the Travel team at firstname.lastname@example.org or the EMS helpdesk at email@example.com or by phoning 01206 872959. Registration is free and motorcycles will then be exempt from the pay and display charges.
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.
Clean Air Colchester CAReless Pollution campaign
The University of Essex Travel & Transport Team is keen to support the Clean Air Colchester CAReless Pollution campaign to prevent unnecessary idling and promote better environmental practices on campus. By encouraging visitors, staff and students to respond to the emissions issue, we aim to reduce pollution and improve our community's health. We request all motorists on site switch off their engines when stationary.
For more information on how you can become involved please visit the Clean Air Colchester website.