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How to find us

Our offices are open to visitors between 0800 and 1730 Monday to Thursday, and 0800 to 1600 on Friday. Please let us know in advance of any special requirements.

Northavon House is on the Frenchay campus of the University of the West of England, about four miles north of Bristol city centre.

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How to get to Northavon House

By rail

The nearest stations are Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood.

Trains from London Paddington take around 1 hour 20 minutes to Bristol Parkway.

National Rail Enquiries

By bus

From Bristol City Centre to Northavon House

Service 11, Service 11a, Service 12, Service 14, Service 15, Service 16 (destination UWE Frenchay)

70 (destination UWE)

See the Wessex Red and First bus timetables.

From Northavon House to Bristol City Centre

Service 11, Service 11a, Service 12, Service 14, Service 15, Service 16 (destination City Centre)

70 (destination Centre)

See the Wessex Red and First bus timetables.

From Bristol Parkway station to Northavon House

318 (destination Keynsham)
319 (destination Bath)

See the First bus timetables.

From Northavon House to Bristol Parkway station

318, 319 (destination Cribbs Causeway)

See the First bus timetables.

For more information on public transport services visit Traveline South West or telephone 0870 608 2608.

By road

Leave M4 at Junction 19 and take the M32 southbound, stay in the left hand lane which filters off at the first exit within 400 metres. Turn right at the roundabout and continue west on the A4174. At the first set of lights, turn left signposted UWE, follow Coldharbour Lane for approximately 500 yards and turn right at the roundabout onto the UWE campus.

Northavon House is the first building on campus, a large redbrick building with its own car park.

Press the buzzer to the right of the entrance to the car park to request entry.

Access for visitors with limited mobility

  • Accessible car parking in marked bays by main entrance to building
  • Main entrance has ramp, no steps and accessible automatic door
  • Elevator to all floors
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets on each floor

HEFCE’s London office is at Finlaison House near Chancery Lane tube station.

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How to get to Finlaison House

By bus

Bus routes 8, 17, 25, 45, 46, 242, 341, 521 and N8 pass Chancery Lane Station.

By London Underground

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.

Car parking

There is no on-site car parking. The nearest NCP car parks are:

By bike

  • Bike racks are available
  • Shower facilities are on the lower ground floor

Access for visitors with limited mobility

  • The office is on the 2nd floor but there are lifts which are wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets are accessible

Page last updated 2 April 2013

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