Contractor Parking

The University of Glasgow recognises the importance of providing parking for contractors to carry out essential works or emergency repairs.

We have a small number of contractor parking we can offer each day on campus so we ask that all contractors contact the parking team to pre-book in with us before arriving on campus,  this must be at least 24 hours prior to arriving.  

We try to accommodate requests as best we can but unfortunately this is not always possible and we do have to decline some requests for contractor parking.

If we are fully booked, Contractors are allowed upto 30 minutes to come onto campus to drop off materials/equipment at the location of the job and then MUST park off campus.

There is pay and display parking at Lilybank Gardens car park which is only 5 minutes walk to the campus.

Contractors who exceed the 30 minute time restriction and are not booked in with the Parking Team will be subject to a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) of £60.00.

Parking for contractor vehicles is restricted to contractors carrying out work on campus only. We do not allow project managers, construction management, surveyors etc to book a contractor space to attend meetings or carry out survey works or indeed just to visit their sites.  If they wish to park on campus, they need to apply for a visitor permit and pay the daily cost associated with that permit type. Contact the parking team for more information on visitor permits.

Please see the link below for our car parking location maps.

Contractor parking is limited, especially at Gilmorehill campus, and is subject to availability.

When parking on campus, Contractors MUST park within the confines of a parking bay at all times unless prior agreement has been made with the parking team.   

Booking Notice

We require as much notice as possible (preferably 24 hours) to book your contractor in; however, we understand this is not always possible. It is not acceptable to just arrive on site expecting access to campus without prior notification. 

We also understand that there are occasions when contractors are called onto campus at very short notice to deal with emergencies. The person who called out the contractor should inform the parking team and security, and we will ensure that access is permitted for these emergencies.


Etiquette on Campus

The University operates a zero-tolerance policy towards abuse and aggression. Any instances of abusive or threatening behaviour towards our Security or Parking team, or to any member of staff, will result in refusal of entry onto campus and an official report submitted to the Contractor's Head Office.

All contractors must make themselves aware of our Car Parking Scheme Principles.


Safety on Campus

When driving on campus, please note that pedestrians have the right of way at all times. No vehicle, plant or materials shall block any access/egress route at any point in time, or individuals/contractors will be subject to a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) and will be prohibited to park on campus again. 


Site Compounds

Site compound locations MUST be agreed with the Parking Team if a site compound is required to be located over or restricting parking bays. If a site compounds is created, this does not mean it is a parking space for contractor vehicles. No Contractor vehicles are allowed to park within the confines of a site compound.  Please do not create a parking space using heras fencing beside your site compound as you will be required to remove this and the vehicle may be subject to a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).


Delivery Vehicles, Couriers and Taxis

Delivery vehicles, couriers and taxis are permitted up to 30 minutes on campus. Deliveries will be allowed access to the site under the 30 minute drop off/pick up restriction and are to depart immediately after any unloading/collecting has been completed. if there are particular requests for deliveries which will take longer than 30 mins please let us know so we can co-ordinate this with our security colleagues.