Conference Venue:

The Norcroft Centre                       

The Norcroft Centre is situated on Tumbling Hill Street and is shown by the red * marker on the map below, and marked with the number 5 on the University's main campus map. Its Ordnance Survey grid reference is SE156329, and its postcode is BD7 1DB. Apart from two disabled spaces, there is no parking at the Centre itself.

A map of the campus is available here.







By car

Bradford is connected to the national motorway network via the M62 and the M606. Approximate distances by motorway are:

  • London 200 miles (320 km)
  • Birmingham 120 miles (192 km)
  • Bristol 220 miles (352 km)
  • Edinburgh 200 miles (320 km)
  • Leeds 8 miles (13 km)
  • Manchester 35 miles (56 km)
  • Newcastle 95 miles (152 km)
  • Nottingham 80 miles (128 km)


Best routes into Bradford are:

  • from the south, east or west of Bradford - M62 and the M606
  • from the north-west of Bradford - A629/A650 via Skipton and Keighley
  • from the north-east - A1 or A19, and reach Bradford via the A59 and then the A658 south of Harrogate.

Postcodes for Sat Nav purposes are:

City Campus: BD7 1AZ



Between 9.00am and 5.30pm on weekdays, parking on all University car parks requires a permit.


Permits are not available for conference delegates or short course participants anywhere on the City campus.


The visitors' car park outside the Richmond Building (the leftmost P marker) may be used by key event contributors such as speakers, but spaces cannot be reserved or guaranteed. All visitors must obtain a permit from Richmond reception on arrival.


There is an NCP car park on Goit Side, just off Thornton Road, from where it is a ten minute up-hill walk to the city campus. Normal NCP charges apply for casual parking. The rightmost P marker below shows the location.



By Train

Bradford has two train stations - Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square. Both stations have extensive rail links, though many involve changing at Leeds.
The Interchange is where you will probably arrive. Approximate journey times are:
• London, King's Cross - 3 hours
• Edinburgh - 4 hours
• Birmingham - 3 hours
• Manchester - 1 hour
• Leeds - 20 minutes

Getting to the City Campus from the train stations
Walking takes about 15 minutes, though it is partly uphill.
From the Interchange, come down the hill, across the crossing and turn left in front of City Hall.

From Forster Square station, walk along past the "Fibres" sculpture out onto Cheapside, then along Market Street to City Hall.

From City Hall, walk across City Park (shown below with the Alhambra Theatre in the background).



Cross the road and walk left towards the glass front of the Alhambra Theatre.
Turn right up Great Horton Road just before the Alhambra Theatre.
The University is about 300 metres up this hill, beyond the College.

By Air

There are direct regular air services into Leeds/Bradford International Airport, 7 miles (11 km) from the University, from various cities around the UK and Ireland as well as from many international locations.

Bradford can be reached from the Airport by taxi at a cost of about £16. There is also an hourly bus service to Bradford Interchange at a cost of around £2.00.

Many internal and international flights can also be made into Manchester Airport, 50 miles (80 km) south-west of Bradford.

Leeds/Bradford International Airport -