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Waterside Campus Student Parking

There is limited car parking available at Waterside campus for students.

Waterside Car Park One (NN1 5PH)

  • For: Commuting students
  • Open: Evenings & Weekends (no overnights).
  • Cost: Pay as you go – use the payment machines or RingGo phone/app/website
    • Weekdays 5pm – midnight = 50p
    • Weekends 7am – midnight = £1
  • Motorbikes: free parking
  • Process: No permit required – just turn up.
  • Address: NN1 5PH
Good to know:
  • Great for late night study.
  • Open when the park and ride is closed.
  • No overnights.

Waterside Car Park Four (NN4 8RP)

  • For: Commuting students
  • Open: Monday – Sunday 6am – midnight (no overnights).
  • Cost: Pay as you go – use the payment machines or RingGo phone/app/website
    • Monday to Friday tariff:
      • Free for first 30-minutes in any day (to allow equipment drop-off/pick-up)
      • £1.00 for up to three hours (between 7am and 5pm)
      • £2.00 for three to six hours (between 7am and 5pm)
      • £3.00 for whole day (6:00am to midnight)
      • £0.50 for evening only (5pm to midnight)
  • Motorbikes: pay a one-off termly fee of £30 to cover all parking.
  • Process: Termly application process online to receive a ‘virtual permit’ on the Automatic Number Plate Recognition System. Applications open the month prior to the new term. Eligibility criteria applies including: must reside outside of the 3-mile exclusion zone from Waterside and 2 miles from the Park and Ride, priority is given to registered carers, those living the furthest away, those with poor public transport connections and those residing to the East of Waterside. Eligibility criteria applies including: must reside outside of the 3-mile exclusion zone from Waterside and 2 miles from the Park and Ride, priority is given to registered carers, those with placements, those living the furthest away, those with poor public transport connections and those residing to the East of Waterside.
  • Address: NN4 8RP
Good to know:
  • Our least green option – Northampton town centre is heavily congested and has poor air quality.
  • Our Uno bus service is cheaper and park and ride is cheaper.
  • Flexible payment – only pay for when you stay, don’t drive every day.

Waterside Car Park Three (NN4 8RP)

  • For: Waterside Student Village residents
  • Open: 24/7
  • Cost: £100 per term (£30 for motorbikes)
  • Process: Termly application process online to receive a ‘virtual permit’ on the Automatic Number Plate Recognition System. Applications open the month prior to the new term. Eligibility criteria applies including: must be undertaking an official placement or volunteering during the term, permanent home address must not be a NN1 or NN4 postcode, priority is given to registered carers and those living the furthest away/with poor public transport connections to their home address.
  • Address: NN4 8RP
Good to know:
  • Good for temporary/termly parking when travel is required for placement.
  • Most students living at Waterside Student Village find they do not need a car as everything is accessible by foot.
  • Only 40 spaces available.

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