Directorate of Estates and Facilities


How to book parking for invited visitors

If you are a staff member inviting a visitor (or visitors) to the University for a meeting, lecture or other event, you can organise parking for them by making arrangements with the Permit Office in advance.

*NB* Please note that this service is available to University staff only. Please see our main page for information on car parks open to the public.

New pricing structure and arrangements from 1 February 2017

From 1 February 2017, prices and availability will be as follows:

  • Gatehouse / North Campus parking area(s): £5 per day
    (Limited to maximum 20 spaces, first come first served)

  • Charles Street (Car Park A): as per public parking rates

  • Booth Street West (Car Park D): as per public parking rates

  • Cecil Street (Car Park E): NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Dilworth Street (Car Park F): £5 per day
    (Limited to maximum 25 spaces, first come first served)

Terms and conditions of booking (PDF).

Booking procedure

Download a copy of the booking form (see link on the right) and email the completed form to carparking@manchester.ac.uk as an attachment. Any bookings received are subject to the University's terms and conditions and it is your responsibility to ensure you are familiar with these conditions before booking.

Please ensure that you give at least one working day's notice. Any late / last minute bookings will not be accommodated.

Instructions for visitors to Charles Street (Car Park A) and Booth Street West (Car Park D)

Visitors should take a paper ticket upon entry to the car park. Before returning to their car at the end of their visit, they should visit the attendants' lodge and give their name and ticket to the attendant. The attendant will verify that the visitor has a reserved space, and validate the ticket for free exit.

Instructions for visitors to any/all other areas

Upon arrival at the car park entrance barrier, the visitor should press the intercom button and clearly state their name and organisation
(or, if applicable, the event they are attending). The attendant will then verify that the visitor has a reserved space, and then lift the barrier to allow entry.

Disabled visitors

If you are reserving a parking space for a visitor who is disabled, please follow the normal procedure, but state that the visitor holds a blue badge. We will then arrange a suitable parking space and waive the visitor parking fee.