The best way to the conference is via rail. Car Parking is very expensive and difficult. The conference is held at the Barnes-Wallis Building, Sackville Street, Manchester.
The venue is slightly closer to Piccadilly Station, but is roughly halfway between Piccadilly
and Oxford Road Stations, about a ten minute walk from Oxford Road and about 5
minutes from Piccadilly.
PICCADILLY STATION: After leaving your train, get into the main concourse and head for the
escalators on the left of the concourse. Follow the signs marked “taxis/ Fairfield Street”.
Go out through the new station entrance at the corner of Fairfield Street and London
Street. Turn right and cross London Road, then cross Fairfield Street to the Bulls Head
pub. Walk down London Road and turn right immediately after the railway viaduct, onto
Altrincham Street. You will soon see the Barnes Wallis Building (Harwood Room) on your
left. It will be clearly marked. Go over the small footbridge and through the double doors
into the reception area.
If you are staying at the Ibis Hotel in Charles Street, Altrincham Street leads into Charles
Street. You will the NCP on your right, and just past that is the Ibis on the left.
OXFORD ROAD STATION: At the bottom of the station approach, cross over Oxford Road and
turn right into Whitworth Street (to the right of the Palace Theatre). At the second set of
traffic lights, turn right into Sackville Street. The Days Hotel is on the right-hand side of
the street, just past Charles Street. Staff House is on the left, across the road from Days
Hotel. You walk through the paved area, past the lawn, and the building facing you is
VICTORIA STATION: Take the Metrolink to Piccadilly Station. Then follow the directions from
the station as explained under “Piccadilly Station”.