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Car Parking at Cathays Park Campus

Car Parking Cathays

There is a limited amount of car parking available at Cardiff University.  Due to the expansion and improvement work planned throughout the University each year, there will be some impact on the car parking facilities available.  The University has permanently lost car parking space to new projects in the past and there is the possibility that further parking spaces will be lost.

We regret that, due to limited capacity, there is no provision for student parking, with the exception of students with disabilities, whose needs will be met wherever possible.  There are also a limited number of permits available to residential students at selected University Residences, for which further information can be found at

Anybody wishing to apply for a parking permit, or to join a waiting list, can do so by downloading and completing the relevant application form, available from the resources section on the right-hand side of this page. Alternatively, if you have any enquiries in regards to applying for parking, please contact Mr Lloyd Bolt, our Security Administration Officer, using the details below.

Mr Lloyd Bolt

Extension: (029) 208 79092

Please note that the only criteria for allocation of a parking permit or position on a waiting list is length of service with Cardiff University.  The only exceptions to this rule are approved / newly appointed senior positions in Professional Services and Colleges, or staff with disabilities.

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The car parking fees, effective from 1st January 2015 are:

Staff 0.75% of salary to a maximum of £196.00
School/Directorate Vehicles £196.00
Associates / Contractors £254.00
Visiting Lecturers £196.00
Retired Professors with Honary Status (Fee Depends on Usage) £32.00
Retired Professors with Honary Status (Fee Depends on Usage) £53.00
Retired Professors with Honary Status (Fee Depends on Usage) £79.00
Student £135.00 (Session 2014/15)

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Departmental Car Parking Permits

If you require a new or a renewal Departmental Car Parking Permit, please contact us at so that we can issue you with a price.

You will then need to raise a requisition on Oracle, using the supplier ‘CSERV Car Parking Permits (Departmental)’. Once we have received your Purchase Order, you will be issued with the relevant parking permits. Please note that we will not be able to issue any permit in advance of receiving a Purchase Order.

Upon receiving the permit, you will need to receipt the order on Oracle.

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Discounted employee parking at NCP – Dumfries Place

The University has negotiated discounted season ticket parking offering 24/7 parking at the NCP Dumfries Place car park.

Fees Payable



Standard price £645


£74.00 (approx.)

Standard price £215

Please note that Staff entering into an agreement with NCP do so solely as an individual. The University Car Parking Scheme has no control or involvement in these agreements other than negotiating on behalf of employees to obtain the best possible price and subsequently advertising the service to employees. If you are interested in this service please download the NCP Season Ticket Subscription Form and FAQs letter from the ‘Resources’ section of this page.

Customer Care Policy - download (.pdf)
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