Bedford College Parking
Information about Parking in Bedford College
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The main campus for Bedford College is located on Cauldwell Road in the centre of Bedford, with another campus out in Kempston. It was first established in 1959, and merged with Tresham College in 2017. It was awarded Beacon Status by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in 2009, recognising it as one of the best further education colleges in the UK.
The Learning Resource Centre has around 30,000 items, including a growing number of electronic resources. The college also offers industry-class workshops and a common room for students to relax and socialise in. The South Bank Arts Centre has graphic design suites, photography suites, art rooms, fashion and textile workshops, recording studios, video studios, a dance studio and theatre. There’s also a sport and leisure centre which has a fitness studio and a full-sized sports hall. The hair and beauty salon is home to modern hairdressing facilities, several treatment areas with therapy beds, and a nail bar. The vehicle technology centre offers engine and repair bays, paint mix and spray rooms, and a vehicle body repair area. The gas and plumbing technology centre is a British Plumbing Employers Council approved training centre.
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Parking at Bedford College
Bedford College parking can be found on-site. There is limited student parking at Bedford College at the Cauldwell Road campus. You will need a student permit to park here, and you will need to pay £1 per day. Please note that having a parking permit doesn’t guarantee a parking space when you arrive.
The closest council-run car park to the Cauldwell Road campus is the St Mary’s Gardens car park, which will cost £1.50 for an hour, £2.20 for 2 hours, and £4.00 for 3 hours.
There is also free on-street parking outside both of the Bedford College Technology Centres.
You will find free parking in Bedford at the following times in council-owned car parks:
- For up to 2 hours every Saturday
- All day on Sundays
- Every day after 6pm in all car parks except River Street
- In on-street parking after 6pm from Monday to Saturday (except Castle Lane, which is free after 11pm)
- For the first 2 hours of parking at the Queen Street Car Park from Monday to Saturday
You can purchase season tickets for specific car parks that will save you money on parking in the long run. As of January 2017, the cost of these passes are as follows:
Allhallows car park:
- 12-month permit: £1,420
- 1-month permit: £118
Ashburnham Road car park:
- 12-month permit: £1,257
- 1-month permit: £105
Lurke Street car park:
- 12-month permit: £1,425
- 1-month permit: £119
Melbourne Street car park:
- 12-month permit: £533
- 1-month permit: £44
Prebend Street car park:
- 12-month permit: £776
- 1-month permit: £65
Queen Street car park:
- 12-month permit: £644
- 1-month permit: £54
St Peters Street car park:
- 12-month permit: £1,125
- 1-month permit: £94
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By Train: The Bedford St Johns train station is a 10-minute walk from the Cauldwell Street campus and services the West Midlands Trains line.
By Bus: Several bus lines stop at the Cauldwell Street campus, including 1, 2, 3, 9, 9A, 9B, 21, 24, 27, 42, 44, 53, 53A, 68, 73, 74, and 81.
By Car: The main campus is located on Cauldwell Street on the A6.
Disabled Parking near Bedford College
There is disabled parking near the Vue Cinema on Riverside Square.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Bedford College, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There are electric charging stations within all council-run car parks.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
Allhallows, Lurke Street and River Street multi-storey car parks are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. You will find free overnight parking from 6pm to 6am at the Lurke Street and Allhallows car parks. On-street parking is free after 6pm from Monday to Saturday (except Castle Lane, which is free after 11pm).
Parking is also free at all council-run car parks on Sundays, and free for up to 2 hours on Saturdays.
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Where is Bedford College located?
The main campus is on Cauldwell Road in the centre of Bedford, with another campus out in Kempston. The Bedford Sixth Form is a specialist school at the former Bedford High School site on Bromham Road.
What can you study at Bedford College?
Bedford College offers study options in the following areas:
- Art, Design & Media Studies
- Business & Professional studies
- Care, Childcare & Counselling
- Construction & Building Services
- English for Speakers of Other Languages
- Hair, Beauty & Holistic therapies
- Hospitality & Catering
- Motor vehicles
- Performing Arts
- Public services
- Teacher training
- Travel & Tourism
What is there to do nearby?
Priory Country Park has lakes, grasslands and woods which cover around 300 acres. Near the park is where you’ll find the Bedford International Athletic Stadium and the Oasis Beach Pool. The Bedford Corn Exchange has 3 auditoriums which host live comedy, theatre and concerts. For a bit of retail therapy, check out the Harpur Shopping Centre.
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