New Academic Building – Parking on Talbot Campus from 8 August

Work on BU’s flagship New Academic Building will be starting soon on Talbot Campus. The building, due to open in summer 2016, will host academic and support facilities, including seminar rooms, lecture theatres, break out space and catering facilities.

The building demonstrates our commitment to enhancing our Estate and creating a modern facility to benefit BU’s community for years to come.

For the duration of the construction works, some of your usual routes around campus will be affected:

  • From Monday 11 August, car park A (next to Weymouth House and the Sir Michael Cobham Library, now showing as building 24 on the map) will be closed and fencing will surround this area. Due to this closure, vehicles cannot be left in the car park from the evening of Friday 8 August.
  • From this date, students should use all other car parks – B to G and the Student Village. A traffic light system will be put in place from 11 August to help with the flow of traffic on campus. Students are asked to follow the control measures and signage around the area to help keep traffic moving.
  • The new car park H, built just to the south of the campus to replace all of the parking spaces lost, will open on Monday 1 September. Barrier controlled entry to car park H is necessary and will commence from 1 September. Barrier controlled entry to car parks B to E will be introduced in mid-September. Students who have not yet had their BU Smart card arranged should do so as soon as possible by contacting the Reception Team at Poole House or the Executive Business Centre.

Some disruption to vehicle movement on Talbot Campus is inevitable and all students should plan extra journey time. For safety reasons all instructions, including those from the parking attendants, should be followed. Where possible, you may wish to try alternative, sustainable modes of transport in line with the current Travel Plan.

If you require more information on how the construction works will affect Talbot Campus parking, please email For any other queries about the works for the Academic Building, please contact the Project Manager, Rob Lipcar.