Getting there, venue details and accessibility
Find out about the venue and our recommended routes to Birmingham for our 2 day event ‘Resilient Landscapes for People, Nature and Climate.’
We’re excited to announce that this year’s Symposium ‘Resilient Landscapes for People, Nature and Climate.’ will be taking place in the Teaching and Learning Building at the University of Birmingham.
- Venue Address
- Getting to Birmingham
- How to calculate your carbon
- Locating the Teaching and Learning Building
- Book your ticket
Teaching and Learning Building,
University of Birmingham,
Getting to Birmingham
Travelling to Birmingham could not be easier, with plenty of options by train, road or air. The BES represents a global community, and therefore we recognise that getting to our events can represent a carbon impact. We therefore are encouraging delegates to use public transport and avoid travelling to the event by car if possible.
From England and Wales
Stations London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool Lime Street, Bristol Temple Meads all have direct trains to Birmingham New Street Station.
We suggest booking your train tickets early in order to get the cheapest fairs.
It is also possible to get a train from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street Station. This will take approximately 4 hours.
Getting from the station to the venue
From Birmingham New Street Station around six trains an hour call at University Station and take 8 – 10 minutes. The final destination for trains are Bromsgrove, Redditch, Hereford and Cardiff Central. The Teaching and Learning Building is a 7 minute walk from University Station along Westgate.
If your train ticket is not booked directly to University Station, there will be an additional ticket fee to make this short journey from Birmingham New Street with a return ticket starting from £6.00.
Buses X20 , X21 and X22 from the Bus Mall, Moor Street Queensway and Smallbrook Queensway travel along Pritchatts Road, and stop near the University North Gate, around 200 m from the Teaching & Learning Building.
Buses 1a and 51s stop near the King Edwards High School on Edgbaston Park Road opposite the University’s Main Entrance around 500m from the building.
Buses X61 and 63 travel from the Bus Mall, Moor Street Queensway and New Street Station, St Martin’s Queensway travel along Bristol Road and stop near the University Sports Centre on the corner of Edgbaston Park Road around 700mm from the Teaching and Learning Building.
The services all run frequently from the city centre.
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.
On-campus parking is only available to Blue Badge holders who must use the intercom to pass through the security barriers at each entrance.
The nearest entrances to the Teaching and Learning Building is from Pritchatts Road and from Westgate, past the University Station.
There are 3 spaces for Blue Badge holders near the South-West (SW) entrance to the building and another 3 in the car park next to the road west of the building.
All car parks on campus require staff permits, the nearest visitor parking is located at the North East Car Park off Pritchatts Road at B15 2SA.
How to calculate your carbon
If you would like to calculate your own travel carbon emissions from cities across the UK, please use the following website to plan your journey with the least carbon emissions.
Locating the Teaching and Learning Building at University of Birmingham
The symposium will be taking place in the Teaching and Learning Building on the University of Birmingham campus.
Please see the campus map available here.
There is also an interactive map available through the University of Birmingham website available here.
R32, circled below is the location of the Teaching and Learning Building.
Accessibility within the Teaching and Learning Building
There is not a car park for public use within 200m.
The nearest visitor parking is located at the North East Car Park off Pritchatts Road at B15 2SA, at a distance of around 350m from the Teaching and Learning Building.
This is a multi-storey car park, however there is no lift access.
There is a designated drop off point on the road next to the north-west corner of the building.
There is a lift for public use which is a standard lift.
The lift is located on the east (Green Heart) side of the building, ahead as you enter through the NE and SE main entrances. The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, UG, 1, M and 2.
- There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
- There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
- The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
- The lift does have an audible announcer.
- The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
- The lift does have Braille markings.
- The lift does have tactile markings.
- The controls for the lift are within 90cm – 120cm from the floor.
- The lighting level in the lift is bright.
Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities
- Accessible toilet facilities are located on all levels, rear north and front south of the building. The accessible toilets to the rear north of the building are all left hand transfer and the accessible toilets to the front south of the building are all right hand transfer.
- Female standard toilet facilities are located on the upper ground, M2 and second floor.
- Male standard toilet facilities are located on lower ground and first floor.
- Gender Neutral standard toilet facilities are located on all levels, to the rear north and front south of the building.
- Parent and baby changing facilities are located on M2 floor.
Emergency Evacuation of the Building
- The building has a DeafWatch vibrating pager system installed; visitors can borrow the equipment.
- There are visible beacons to the fire alarms in sanitary facilities.
- There are refuges in the North and South protected stairwells and also in the 250 and 500 seat lecture theatres.
- Evacuation chairs and stair climbers are available in the building for use in an assisted evacuation.
Book your ticket here
This 2-day BES symposium in June supports the creation of a more cohesive community around large-scale land, freshwaters and coastal/marine systems and is the first of a series of connected events delivered by our partnership (which is open to new members) to encourage the sharing of best practice, promote more standardised and effective monitoring and evaluation approaches and support the development of new projects to enhance our evidence base and ensure the most impactful outcomes.
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