Information about suspensions of car parking facilities in the Central Area
In order to facilitate on going building works associated with the David Hume Tower Basement Teaching Hub, the car parking area at the East side of the underground car park will remain closed and out of use for parking until Easter 2014.
Access in to and exit from the remaining available spaces within the car park will continue to be via single point at the Buccleuch Place West side.
Information about temporary closures of and restricted access to some University car parking areas throughout the months of June and July 2013.
The eight remaining car parking spaces at the Charteris car park, off Holyrood Road will be taken out of use permanently by the building contractor as of Monday 1st July 2013.
From Monday 17th June until Friday 6th September a compound is required to be contained within the Drummond Street car park due to necessary works being carried out within the Geography building.
Three car parking spaces in this area will be out of use to permit holders for the duration of this project.
Building works commenced on the David Hume Tower Lower Ground Floor Teaching Hub on Friday 28th September 2012
Half of the parking in this area is already out of use, due to the ongoing refurbishment of 50 George Square (Information about this is shown below). The planned works for the new Teaching Hub will mean that parking in the remaining section of the car park will be suspended, and the car park will be out of use entirely. This is unavoidable because the car park offers the only possible location for the project site compound.
The car park closed in its entirety on the evening of Thursday 27th September 2012, and it will not re-open before Spring 2014.
Access to, and parking within the Business School/Adam Ferguson underground car remains available throughout the duration of the works.
Information for staff on parking restrictions during the refurbishment of 50 George Square (William Robertson Building)
From Monday 27th June 2011 a compound was erected in the section of the Hume / Appleton Tower Area car park adjacent to 50 George Square. This is to accommodate skips and materials needed throughout the refurbishment of the building. The compound will be in place until at least early 2014.
This has meant the loss of spaces in this car park (for A&B permit holders only) for the duration of the works:
The compound blocks the route through the car park from Buccleuch Place to Chapel Street. The majority of available parking can be accessed and exited from Buccleuch Place. A small number of spaces are available by accessing and exiting at Chapel Street (opposite the Pear Tree pub).
We understand that the loss of a significant amount of Central Area parking spaces has an impact on some permit holders ability to park in their preferred car parks.
We do apologise for the inconvenience caused by the loss of these car parking facilities.
Should permit holders experience problems they should contact the Transport and Parking Office who are available to assist and will direct to areas where there are adequate parking spaces available.
C permit holders may park in the following car parks:
|The Pleasance (Sports Centre Adjacent)|
|St Leonards (Holyrood)|
|Keir Street (Edinburgh College of Art)|
Please also be aware that inconsiderate parking in non-parking areas, on yellow lines, or causing an obstruction during this period will result in the issue of a £30 parking charge notice.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to permit holders.
It is appreciated that some permit holders have a business requirement to use a vehicle throughout the working day and therefore wish to have their vehicle close at hand. Edinburgh City Car Club provides a cost effective, short-term, self service car hire service, without the need to go to a rental location to pick up a car. There are City Car Club vehicles available to hire from Buccleuch Place, and from other locations within the Central Area. The Transport and Parking Office offers a 30% subsidy to University Business users.
This article was published on Sep 24, 2013