HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.
The HEFCE domain - www.hefce.ac.uk - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.
The nearest stations are Bristol Parkway (0.6 miles) and Filton Abbey Wood (0.9 miles). Trains from London Paddington take around 1 hour 30 minutes to Bristol Parkway.
Please note: there are no taxi stands at Filton Abbey Wood so transport would need to be pre-booked.
Engineering works: Between 19 August and 15 September 2017 the line will be closed between Bristol Parkway and Swindon. See how this may affect your journey
Leave the M4 at junction 19 and take the M32 southbound. At junction 1, take the A4174 exit to Ring Road.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Filton Road/A4174. Continue along Filton Road for 1.3 miles.
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Great Stoke Way. Continue for 0.1 miles.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Fox Den Road. Continue for 0.1 miles.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lime Kiln Close. Nicholson House is on the left.
Major roadworks: From 24 July 2017 (for 33 weeks) significant delays are expected on the A4174 ring road due to work on the Bromley Heath viaduct. See how this may affect your journey
From Bristol City Centre to Nicholson House:
Service 19, 73, 319, 903, X2, X3, X74
From Nicholson House to Bristol City Centre:
Service 19, 70, 71, 72, 73 X1, X2, X3, X5, X6, X9, X74, X18
From Bristol Parkway station to Nicholson House (the nearest stop is Fox Den Road):
Service 18, 19, 73, 77, 81, 501, X5, X18
HEFCE’s London office is at Finlaison House near Chancery Lane tube station.
Bus routes 8, 17, 25, 45, 46, 242, 341, 521 and N8 pass Chancery Lane Station.
The nearest London Underground station is Chancery Lane (Central Line), 5 minutes’ walk away.
From Paddington take the Bakerloo Line southbound (5 stops) to Oxford Circus, then take the Central Line eastbound (3 stops) to Chancery Lane. Leave the station at exit 4.
There is no on-site car parking. The nearest NCP car parks are:
All visitors should report to Nicholson House when they arrive, where they will be asked to sign in.
A host member of staff will collect them from reception, and inform them of relevant visitor information, including evacuation procedures, fire exits and facilities.
The member of staff will return their pass and sign them out of the visitor log when they leave.
Visitors are asked to familiarise themselves with the fire evacuation procedures when they arrive.
Relevant health and safety notices, and evacuation procedures are displayed in both Nicholson House and Westward House.
All HEFCE staff and visitors should follow any decision to evacuate the building.
HEFCE's offices are accessible for wheelchairs, with automatic doors and a ramp. There is a lift to each floor with the following dimensions: width 800mm, height 2000mm and depth 1300mm.
If visitors need a parking space, they should arrange this through the member of staff organising their meeting.
Page last updated 19 July 2017