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University benefits from £3.5m car park

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nEssexcarparkMay13A three-storey car park has officially opened at the University of Essex, offering students and staff an additional 357 parking spaces.

The £3.5m scheme was constructed by Bourne Parking and is clad on all façades by 6.5km of feature cedar vertical fins, with integrated measures reducing the scheme’s environmental impact; including ‘green walls’, electric vehicle charging points, energy efficient LED lighting and photovoltaic cells on the roof.

The total number of spaces on campus now exceeds 1,800, improving car parking provision for the 6,000 students who live off campus and more than 2,250 staff and visitors using campus facilities. The University said the increased capacity will also ensure it continues to attract the highest quality students and teaching staff.

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