Free use of Millennium Square carpark for NHS staff and keyworkers

Thursday 26 March | Jen Forster

Free use of Millennium Square carpark for NHS staff and keyworkers

To support our wonderful National Health Service at this challenging time, We The Curious will be offering free parking in the Millennium Square carpark for all NHS staff and key workers, during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

The car park is open 24hours a day  and no pre-booking is required. NHS and keyworkers will just need to show some ID to the Estates Team at We The Curious, and they’ll be able to let them out of the car park for free.

Donna Speed, Chief Executive for We The Curious said:

"We’re so glad to be able to offer something to the brilliant NHS staff who are working so hard to curb the pandemic, and to the keyworkers who are supporting us all through this period. It’s a small gesture, which will hopefully mean that they don’t need to come to work using public transport, and also means that it’s one less thing for them to think about at this unsteady time. It’s a small way to say a MASSIVE thank to you to them all."

Millennium Square carpark is run by We The Curious, an educational charity, with income from the car park helping to support the educational charity’s mission to “create a culture of curiosity”.

We The Curious is currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, following the latest guidance from the UK government for the public to limit contact with other people in social spaces.

The charity is now looking at ways to stay curious through programmes and activities that can be enjoyed from home. Keep an eye on their social media channels and website for new content coming soon.

Temporary NHS and key worker Parking Arrangement Process for Millennium Square Car Park

  • Press to take ticket at entry (this can be disposed of once past barrier).
  • Prior to departure please go Estates Services Office. This is the building at the far side of Millennium Square at ground level. The office is directly opposite the lifts for the car park in the lobby area.
  • Press doorbell (although the office is locked it is staffed 24/7)
  • Show NHS pass through door to the member of staff.
  • Go to vehicle and upon reaching the exit barrier press the help button – you’ll be connected to member of staff who will remotely raise the barrier for you.
  • A big thankyou from all at Millennium Square Car Park and We The Curious for everything you’re doing during these unprecedented times – you are ace!


Terms and conditions

Millennium Square Car Park – Temporary NHS Parking Arrangement T&C’s – 26/03/2020

  • This is a temporary parking offer to NHS staff as part of the Coronavirus pandemic, and We The Curious reserves the right to withdraw the arrangement at any time.
  • The list of keyworkers is below, as listed on the BBC website.


  • Frontline health workers such as doctors and nurses
  • Some teachers and social workers
  • Workers in key public services including those essential to the justice system, religious staff and public service journalists
  • Local and national government workers deemed crucial to delivering essential public services
  • Workers involved in food production processing, distribution, sale and delivery
  • Public safety workers including police, armed forces personnel, firefighters and prison staff
  • Essential air, water, road and rail transport workers
  • Utilities, communication and financial services staff, including postal workers and waste disposal workers