Getting Here

Address of the Conference:

Arts Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

BELP 2016 is taking place on 22nd April 2016 in the Arts Building on the main (Edgbaston) campus of the University of Birmingham. The building is in the central part of main campus, and is building R16 in the red zone on the campus map: Campus Map (PDF)

Please note that the centre of campus is pedestrianised, see below for parking. The building is wheelchair accessible, please get in touch if you have any access requirements.

Travelling by Train

The University has its own train station (“University”) which is a 5 minute walk from main campus (and the conference location).

Trains bound for University station depart from Birmingham New Street Station every 10 minutes on weekdays, and the journey from Birmingham New Street to University station takes approx. 7 minutes. A return train ticket from New Street to the University costs around £3.

The station is marked on the campus map in black and is a 5 minute walk from the Arts Building. Turn left as you come out of the station and continue in a straight line until you reach the center of campus, the Arts Building will be in front of you.

Click Here for a google map of the walking route from the University Train station to the conference venue (Arts Building)

Travelling by Car and Parking Information:

Approaching from the north west or south east along the 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 University is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre

Approaching from the M42 north:

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

Approaching from the south west:

  • Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted Birmingham SW) to join the A38
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

Approaching from the M40:

  • It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

Motorway map around Birmingham and the university

Visitor car parking

Visitors to campus are requested to park in any of the 3 pay & display car parks as well as the new multi-storey pay on exit known as the North East Car Park. Locations are:

  • North East Car Park (access via Pritchatts Road) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SA
  • North Car Park (access via Pritchatts Rd) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SB
  • Pritchatts Road Car Park (at the junction with Vincent Drive) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2QU
  • Grange Road Car Park (Main Campus) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2TT (for access to the campus)

The first three car parks above are peripheral car parks and can be accessed without entering the main campus. Visitor charges are:

  • University Permit Holders £1.00

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

Please be advised that enforcement procedures are in place in all University parking areas and penalty notices will be issued to all vehicles that fail to comply with parking regulations