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Car Park 1 - Student Car Park

University of Derby, Kedleston Road Site, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a car park with 3 Blue Badge bays and standard parking bays for pay and display students and visitors, and permit holders.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The University is situated just off the A38 Queensway to the west of Derby City. There are clearly signed routes to the M1 north and south. From either direction travel to the A38 Markeaton Island and take the exit signposted University of Derby. After 200m bear left onto the slip road and remain in the left lane. Turn left into Kedleston Road and take the right hand lane, signposted University. The main entrance is clearly signposted 100m on the right. Just inside the University grounds is the security barrier. Permit holders use the left lane, visitors use the right lane.
    • There are designated car parks for students, visitors and staff. There is also an extensive park and ride facility at Markeaton Park served by the free Unibus service direct to the main entrance.
  • By Bus View
    • Unibus serves the Kedleston Road campus and all University owned Halls of Residence. The services also serve the railway station and the city centre. The Unibus is free for staff and students with a valid ID card and the public can also use the service at a fare of £2.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest main railway station is Derby which has local services and direct services to London, and the CrossCountry network serving England, Wales and Scotland. From Derby Station the Unibus is a direct route to the Kedleston Road site.
  • Useful Links View

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Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park 1 - Student Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front right of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Atrium.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 371cm x 480cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by students and permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all except permit and Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located throughout the car park.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the Atrium.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Atrium.
    • The nearest designated bay is 67m (73yd 10in) from the Atrium main entrance.

Level Change (Lower to Upper Parking Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the lower to upper parking area.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp is on the tarmac road leading between the two areas of the car park and can be avoided by parking in the upper area, which includes the Blue Badge bays.

Pedestrian Exit - Ramped

  • The ramped exit is located at the top of the car park, next to the Blue Badge bays.
  • There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving creating a slight gradient.
  • There are bollards at the exit.
  • The bollards are black with a reflective red strip at the top creating a good colour contrast.
  • The width between the bollards is 179cm.

Pedestrian Exit - Stepped

  • The stepped exit is located in the upper area of the car park (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
  • The width of the exit is 201cm.
  • There are 7 steps immediately beyond the exit at a maximum height of 17cm.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • There are handrails on both sides which are easy to grip and have a pitch line of 100cm.
  • The handrails extend horizontally at the top and bottom.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is a similar exit in the lower level of the car park (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
  • The exit width is 202cm.
  • The lower exit has a bollard reducing the width to 90cm.
  • The lower exit has a 5cm step in front, and 13 steps beyond.
  • The step in front does not have handrails.
  • The steps are clearly marked.