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Swindon office

UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House

By train: Polaris House is next to Swindon railway station. When you arrive, make your way towards the back of the station and exit via the upper concourse next to platform 3. Cross the footbridge to reach Polaris House.

There is no lift access to Polaris House from the station. If you are unable to use the footbridge you can take a taxi from outside the main ticket office at the front of the station.

By bus: Swindon’s Bus Company runs local services between the town centre and Polaris House. The nearest bus stop to Polaris House is Swindon College. Take the number 15 or 16 bus.

By road: On approaching Swindon, follow signs for ‘Town Centre’ and then for ‘North Star’, until you arrive at a roundabout next to Swindon College and the Oasis leisure complex. Take the second exit to follow North Star Avenue, then turn left at the next roundabout to approach Polaris House.

Visitor parking at Polaris House is limited and must be booked in advance. There are also pre-bookable charging points for electric vehicles.

Other parking is available at North Star pay and display car park, which is a two-minute walk from Polaris House.

London office

UK Research and Innovation
58 Victoria Embankment

By underground: The closest tube stations are Temple and Blackfriars, both on the Circle and District line. We are a six-minute walk from Temple and a three-minute walk from Blackfriars.

By train: London Blackfriars is the nearest station and provides access from Thameslink, Southeastern and Southern Railways services. It is located approximately 100 metres east of 58 Victoria Embankment.

By bus: There are a number of bus stops around the office depending on your direction of travel. There are bus routes running parallel to Victoria Embankment on Fleet Street, and across Blackfriars Bridge.

By boat: There is a regular commuter ferry service to Blackfriars Pier, which travels along the Thames through central London from Putney to Woolwich.

By bike: London’s East-West Cycle Superhighway offers cyclists a two-way cycle track along Victoria Embankment. A Santander Cycles’ docking station can be found on Tallis Street.

Bristol office

Research England
Nicholson House
Lime Kiln Close
Stoke Gifford
BS34 8SR

By train: The nearest train station is Bristol Parkway, approximately 0.6 miles away. Taxis are available outside of the station.

By road: When travelling by motorway, take the M4 and exit at junction 19 to join the M32. Exit the M32 at junction 1 and continue on Filton Road (A4174) towards Stoke Gifford.

Exit the A4174 on to Great Stoke Way. At the next roundabout, take the third exit on to Fox Den Road, then take the first exit to approach Nicholson House.

There is an electric charging station and limited parking nearby.

By bus: The closest bus stop is East Filton Sainsbury’s. From Bristol city centre you can take the number 73 bus, which stops here. It is a short walk across the ring road to reach Nicholson House.

Last updated: 30 October 2020

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