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Car parking at Liverpool Hope

All users of University car parks are required to pay for their use. The University has a scalable charging system for annual permits and pay and display facilities for occasional users. The purchase and display of a parking permit does not entitle the holder to a guaranteed space in the University car parks. Use of the car parks is on first come, first served basis.

From September 2023, an external parking enforcement company will be policing the use of valid permits and pay and display tickets 24 hours a day.

Please refer to the Parking Enforcement information page for more details. 

Purchasing a parking permit for Hope Park will not entitle the permit holder to park at Aigburth Park or the Creative Campus. Separate parking arrangements are in place for both of these campuses. Details can be found under Parking at Creative Campus and Parking at Aigburth Park.

The charges were introduced in order to:

  • Reduce the number of people travelling to the University by car
  • Reduce the negative impacts of car travel on the environment
  • Balance the demand and supply for car parking

Parking Enforcement

Parking enforcement is carried out all year round except on Open/Applicant Days and during Graduation.

Failure to display a valid permit or pay and display ticket will result in the issuing of a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). Additionally, failure to park considerately in a designated parking bay will also result in a PCN being issued. Disabled bay parking is strictly for the use of persons displaying a valid blue badge along with a valid Liverpool Hope University disabled permit.

The University has no authority to overturn any PCN’s issued.

The misuse of parking permits is fraudulent and is strictly forbidden. The university will invoke disciplinary procedures against any person misusing parking permits.

Considerate parking

The University has the greatest respect for its neighbours and the local community and we strongly encourage all students, staff and visitors to the University, to park in designated campus car parks.

The Police Parking Notice from Merseyside Police highlights the financial penalties for inconsiderate parking.

Pay and display facilities

Staff, students and official visitors to the University are welcome to park on campus at a cost of £2.00 for all day parking. Download our Map of Hope Park Campus for locations of Pay and Display machines.

Overnight parking on Campus is not permitted. Any vehicle parked after 10:00pm, without a valid Residential Parking Permit, a Conference Guest Permit or a Temporary Overnight Permit may result in the issue of a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) and temporary or permanent withdrawal of parking permit.

Motorcycle parking 

Motorcycles can be parked free of charge in the designated motorcycle bays at Hope Park Campus. For locations of motorcycle bays, download the .

Motorcyclists should not park:

  • in bicycle storage facilities
  • on pavements
  • in other areas not clearly designed for parking motorcycles.

Offenders are liable to be issued with a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).

Bicycle parking

Cycle parking is provided to staff, students and visitors free of charge across the campus. For locations of secure cycle parking.

Blue badge holders

The University provides a number of disabled parking spaces close to the main University buildings. Particular attention will be paid to controlling these spaces and vehicles using these spaces must clearly display their registered Blue Badge and a valid University Parking Permit.

You can apply for a blue badge permit via the online store.

Disabled parking at the Creative Campus further requires a space to be booked in advance. For more information email

Parking permit applications

For further details of parking permits, please visit the Staff Parking Permit or Student Parking Permit pages.

There is no deadline for applications and permits can be applied for anytime throughout the year. However, the full year permit charge will apply, regardless of when the application is made.

Coach parking at Hope Park

Please check the for locations of coach bays. The coach bays are clearly marked and are the only areas allowed for coach parking. Coaches must not drop off/pick up anywhere on Taggart Avenue as it can cause disruption to legitimate traffic.

Delivery vehicles

Delivery vehicles should report to the main Security Office upon arrival to be directed to the correct delivery point. A maximum stay of 30 minutes without a Parking Charge Notice being issued is allowed, providing the vehicle is not causing any unnecessary obstructions. Deliveries that require a longer set down, can do so by prior arrangement with the Estates Department.

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