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Visiting BILD? How to find us

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Where we live

BILD is based on the Birmingham Research Park, a stone’s throw from the University station, a ten minute train ride from Birmingham New Street, adjacent to the University of Birmingham’s main campus, and next door to the Queen Elizabeth Teaching Hospital. There are bus routes that pass the Research Park.

BILD
Birmingham Research Park
97 Vincent Drive
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2SQ

0121 415 6960
0121 415 6999 (fax)

enquiries@bild.org.uk

 

How to find us - download these directions

Everything that is on this page is on a document giving directions on how to reach the Birmingham Research Park, where to report when you get here, and where to park.

Download maps and directions >


Using an online map

You can use the map below to get directions to BILD's office, see BILD's location at a very local level or Birmingham-wide.

Click on 'Directions' to get travel directions by road from where you are to the Birmingham Research Park - you can print these out if you wish.

Click on 'View larger map' - this will take you away from the BILD website but you can right click and open the bigger map in another tab or window. Use the + or - on the slider on the left to zoom into or out of the area around BILD's offices.



 

Using a map on your mobile phone to get to us?

The web link below is a Google map reference to our address, use it in your mobile phone's map App to get directions right to our door. The easiest way to do this to email it to an email account you can open on your phone, click on the link and it will open in your phone's map App: 

http://bit.ly/1crkmER



 




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Coming to BILD by train


The easiest way to get to BILD's offices is by train - we are a short walk from University station.

Trains to the University station leave Birmingham New Street every 10 minutes..

Come out of University station and turn right, go to the end of the road and turn right into Vincent Drive. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing as there is pavement only on the left hand side of this part of the road.

After around 400 yards, you will see the the NHS Blood and Transplant building on the other side of the road, cross back over the road here. Carry on and the Research Park is very shortly on your right. Walk up to the main entrance (there are big white Research Park signs on one side) and turn right into the Research Park, go past the barriers and in front of you will be the ‘Bio Hub’ building—this is the Research Park’s main reception. The entrance is on the right hand side of the building and you need to report here and sign in, they will give you directions and call us to come and meet you.

Go out of the main reception, turn right and the entrance to our building, with ’IRD Central’ above the door, is in the building at the top of the car park.


 


 


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Coming to BILD by bus

 

Numbers 48 from West Bromwich, Bearwood and Harborne, 98 from Northfield, Selly Oak, Bartley Green and City Centre and 99 from City Centre, Harborne, Quinton and Halesowen stop close by.

For information on local bus routes and fares, visit the  Network West Midlands website, www.networkwestmidlands.com  or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. 

You can plan bus journeys using this online planner >

The Research Park's main entrance is on Vincent Drive, after the NHS Blood and Transplant building (there are big white Research Park signs on one side), go past the barriers and in front of you will be the ‘Bio Hub’ building—this is the Research Park’s main reception. The entrance is on the right hand side of the building and you need to report here and sign in, they will give you directions and call us to come and meet you.

Go out of the main reception, turn right and the entrance to our building, with ’IRD Central’ above the door, is in the building at the top of the car park.

 

 


 

 

Coming to BILD by car

 

Using a Satnav

If you are using a Satnav to find your way to BILD's offices by car, as well as the post code please remember to put the full 97, Vincent Drive in as well. The post code alone covers a wide area and Vincent Drive is a long road. Putting in 97 Vincent Drive should get you here!


The Birmingham Research Park is off the A38, follow signposts to Selly Oak and come off the A38 at signs for the QE Hospital. 

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After coming off the A38 follow signs to 'NHS Blood and Transplant', go straight on at the first roundabout, and then past the Hospital, on your left, and University train station, on your right. The road you are now on is Vincent Drive and the Research Park is on the right after the NHS Blood and Transplant building. 

Use the intercom at the barrier to ask reception to let you in. There is visitor parking available in the lower car park, through the barrier and to your right.

The Research Park’s main reception is in the ‘Bio Hub’ building, which is next to the car park. You need to report here and sign in, they will give you directions and call us to come and meet you.

Go out of the main reception, turn right and the entrance to our building, with ’IRD Central’ above the door, is in the building at the top of the car park.


From the south (M5)

Leave the M5 at Junction 4 (signposted Birmingham SW) to join the A38.  

From the north (M6)

Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M).

At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through some underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road.

The Birmingham Research Park is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre. Follow signposts to Selly Oak then signposts to QE Hospital. 

From the east (M40/M42)

Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above  

 

Parking

Parking on the Research Park

If you wish to park on the Visitors Car Park, turn right after coming through the barrier and the car park is in front of you.

If you find a space on the car park, you will need to make sure you enter your car registration and details in the visitor’s book in the Bio Hub main reception before proceeding to the BILD office.  Not doing this may result in you getting a parking ticket!


Using the overflow car park

If you can’t find a parking space, you will need to park in the overflow NCP car park which is a short distance away on Pritchatts Road - see map below. 

In order to park in the overflow car park without having to pay, before you leave the Research Park ask at  the main reception for a ‘blue hanger’ to display in your car.

As the map shows, to reach the overflow car park, come back out of the Research Park and turn right, after 100 yards turn left at the small roundabout and the entrance to the car park is the second entrance on the left. Please park in the designated places marked in red (these are at the farthest end of the car park – straight ahead - marked Research Park Only).

If you can’t park in the allocated red spaces, there is a charge to park in the rest of the car park. Charges for Non University Permit Holders: Up to 1 hour - £2.00, 1-3 hours - £3.00, 3-5 hours - £4.00, 5-8 hours - £6.00.


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Coming to BILD by taxi

 

There are taxi ranks at New Street and Moor Street Stations and throughout the city centre. The journey to the Birmingham Research Park takes about ten minutes.

 


 


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If you are travelling by plane

 

The nearest airport is Birmingham International.

The journey by taxi from the airport takes approximately half an hour. Alternatively, Air-Rail Link provides a free, fast connection between the airport terminals and Birmingham International railway station. 

Birmingham International railway station has frequent services to New Street Station in the city centre (journey time around 15 minutes).

From New Street there are trains every 10 minutes to the University station.

 


 

 

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