Getting to Think Lab at Northumbria University

Our address is: Think Lab, Ellison Building, Northumbria University, NE1 8ST (Google Maps link). We are on the 3rd floor of Ellison E Block – building 8 on the map below. The best entrance is The Link, shown in the photographs below.

By public transport

We are a short walk from Haymarket and Monument metro stations, city centre bus stations and Newcastle Central Station. Access is from Northumberland Street and along Northumberland Road.

By car

Where possible, the Northumbria University encourages travel by public transport, bicycle, or on foot.

The university has a very limited number of visitor car parking spaces, across the Central Motorway in City Campus East. We can sometimes organise a visitor car parking permit, however we can’t usually guarantee there will be an available space. The university systems require 48 hours notice, so please contact us to discuss your needs ahead of your visit: nustem@northumbria.ac.uk.

The closest paid parking is at the NCP car park on John Dobson street, the small car park in Ellison Place. Both of these are marked on the map below.

In a school group...

The University can accommodate mini bus parking for school groups. To arrange a permit please email nustem@northumbria.ac.uk.

We are not able to provide parking for coaches. The nearest drop-off and pick-up point for school groups is at City Campus East, marked with a red bus on the map below. From the drop-off point, walk across the pedestrian bridge and turn right to pass behind Ellison Building, then left into Northumberland Road.

Directions to Think Lab via The Link

This is The Link entrance on Northumberland Road, opposite Sport Central. Enter through these automatic doors, then look for Think Lab signage on the stairs to your right.

The signage starts here. At the time of writing we’re refreshing the signs: look for ‘Think Lab’ banners, and we’ll update these photos when everything’s ready!

On the first floor, turn right and look for the connecting passage. Go through into E block, then up the stairs to the third floor.

You made it! Think Lab is through these doors.

Visitors with Access Requirements

Think Lab is on the 3rd floor. For an accessible route, start from the second photo above, facing the stairs. Turn left and you’ll see double doors into a corridor. A chair lift can help you with the steps here.

Proceed down the corridor through another set of doors to another chair lift, at the foot of which is an elevator. Take the elevator to the third floor, then go through the double doors into Think Lab.

At weekends or out of hours this route can be frustrating due to card-controlled doors: please contact nustem@northumbria.ac.uk ahead of your visit if possible, or phone 0191 227 4458 for assistance.

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