The University of Stirling has always offered an outstanding student experience, and our existing facilities were awarded five stars in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. But we’re also building for the future – which is why work is already underway on two major renovation projects that will see a combined £41 million invested in our central campus hub and sports facilities between now 2020.
We’re building an iconic new sports complex to underscore our status as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. The overhaul will see £20 million invested in a three-court sports hall, indoor cycling studio, enhanced changing facilities and much more.
Monday 10 September
Car park users are advised that a new short-stay visitors' car park will be in operation within Logie Car Park, from Monday 10 September. This car park, which will operate under a revised flat-rate tariff of £4.00, for up to four hours, will be reserved for visitors and parking reservation requests only. Permit-holders will not be allowed to park in this location. Staff and students are kindly requested to choose one of the alternative parking areas on campus.
The new extension to the South Car Park, created to offset the loss of parking spaces in what now comprises the University’s new Transport Hub, has been completed and will also be available for use.
Monday 1 October
The new University bus hub will open on Monday 1 October.
The hub, which is the first phase of the Campus Central Project, is located within the area which was previously utilised as the overflow car park, and is conveniently placed with close access to the Logie Entrance of the Cottrell Building, Stirling Court Hotel, and the University of Stirling INTO Building.
Once the new University bus hub opens on Monday 1 October, buses will cease to call at Queen’s Court. There will be two arrival and departure locations/stops on campus. These will be located at the main entrance to campus - providing access to the Pathfoot Building - and at the University bus hub.
New shuttle bus
A new campus shuttle bus service will be introduced in early October, which will operate between the main University buildings. The shuttle bus will be free to use and is being trialled up until Christmas. Download the Campus Bus Shuttle Service timetable.
Monday 8 October
Drivers will no longer be permitted to enter Queen’s Court from Monday 8 October.
Access to Queen’s Court and the West Link Road has been removed for all vehicles, to facilitate the start of the Campus Central project works, including the creation of a new landscaped pedestrian zone in the Queen’s Court area.
A limited number of blue badge parking spaces will remain outside the Macrobert Arts Centre, until the end of the year. Disabled drop-off access to the Macrobert Arts Centre and Atrium will also remain, until the end of the year. However, access to the drop-off location (immediately outside the Atrium) will now be via the East Link Road, and not from the current West Link Road. Access for emergency and service vehicles will also remain.
Saturday 3 November - Temporary road closure/alteration to UniLink route
Essential road repair works are required at the junction between the Innovation Park Access Road and the main carriageway leading to the Hillfoots Entrance to the campus. These works, which will necessitate closing the Innovation Park Access Road across its full width, are scheduled for Saturday 3 November, between 6:00am and 6:00pm. While the road is closed, it is intended to provide temporary access for tenants, delivery and emergency services vehicles to the Innovation Park, via South Car Park and the bus gate. On this date, the First Bus Unilink service will temporarily amend its route to the Hillfoots Entrance, via the East Link Road (and not its normal route via the South Car Park).
National Swimming Academy road layout and car park closure
The current one-way system around the swimming pool building will be closed from Monday 12 November. The remaining car parking spaces can be accessed via a turning point and layby situated at the existing road entrance.
The National Swimming Academy car park will then be closed on Friday 23 November, for the University graduation ceremonies, and will remain closed due to the Sports Redevelopment Project, as noted in previous communications. A limited number of blue badge parking spaces and a drop-off point will be retained.
Alternative parking is available at locations indicated in the online temporary facilities information.
To summarise, key dates: