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Office locations

Aviation House

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Aviation House, 125 Kingsway WC2B 6SE

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Getting there public transport:

  • Holborn underground station on the Central Line (1 minute walk).
  • Temple underground station on the Circle and District Lines (15 minutes’ walk).
  • Charing Cross overland railway station (20 minutes’ walk).
  • Waterloo overland railway station (20 minutes walk).
  • Buses: 1, 8, 25, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 242, 243, 521. car:

  • There is an NCP car park in Drury Lane, and meters on roads behind Kingsway.

Remember, that parking is limited and expensive and you will need to pay the congestion charge. For more details, visit


Royal Exchange Buildings

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Royal Exchange Buildings St. Ann's Square, Manchester M2 7LA

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Getting there public transport or bicycle:

  • A completely free service of two circular bus routes take in all major rail stations, bus stops and Metrolink Tram stops.
  • Metroshuttle 1 (Orange): based at Piccadilly Rail Station, and running to Chinatown, King Street, Deansgate, St Marys Gate, Market Street and Piccadilly Gardens.
  • Metroshuttle 2 (Green): based at Victoria Rail Station and running to Albert Square, Oxford Road Station, Deansgate Station and back along Deansgate to Victoria Station.
  • Bicycles can be stored off the street in our basement area; contact the reception desk for further information. car:

  • There are limited parking spaces available in our basement car park (which must be pre-booked), and numerous NCP car parks in the surrounding area.


Cumberland Place

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Building C, Cumberland Place, Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6HJ

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Getting there public transport or bicycle:

  • Nottingham Railway Station (10 minutes walk).
  • Broadmarsh Bus Station (8 minutes walk).
  • Bicycles can be stored off the street in our basement area, contact reception desk (0115 944 9000) for further information. car:

  • There are limited parking spaces in our basement car park (which must be pre-booked on 0115 944 9000). Mount Street NCP car park is also situated directly opposite the regional centre.

If you are coming by car, please note the one way system as indicated on the map – you cannot turn into Mount Street off Maid Marian Way:

  • approaching from the south, or if you turn left into Park Row, take the first left
  • approaching from the north you will be heading into the city centre along Wollaton Street and then Clarendon Street – you will need to go around the roundabout at the junction of Clarendon Street, Upper Parliament Street, Maid Marian Way and Derby Road and exit onto Derby Road; then take the first left into Wellington Circus and follow the road around to Park Row.


Freshford House

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Freshford House, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NL

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Getting there public transport or bicycle:

  • Bristol Temple Meads train station (8 minutes’ walk).
  • Buses: 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 75, 76, 77.
  • Bicycles can be stored in our bicycle shed; ask our reception staff for help. car:

Please note that parking is limited. There is a pay and display car park in Portwall Lane, and additional car parking can be found across Redcliffe Bridge in The Grove.