Maps and travel

Visitors to the School are always welcome, but please make an appointment well in advance, to ensure that the appropriate arrangements can be made. Visit the University campus maps and travel page.

To visit the School, please select one of our four buildings areas from the list below:

  • Materials Science (MSS Tower)

    - The Materials Science reception in the MSS Tower is shown on the University Campus Map as Building 99, within easy walking distance of Piccadilly Railway Station.

  • Textiles Reception

    - Textiles Reception is located in the Sackville Street Building, which is shown on the University Campus Map as Building 1, within easy walking distance of Piccadilly Railway Station. Visitors should report to Room C58 in the Sackville Street Building.

  • Paper Reception

    - Paper Reception is located in the James Lighthill Building, which is shown on the University Campus Map as Building 7, within easy walking distance of Piccadilly Railway Station.

  • Corrosion & Protection

    - The Corrosion & Protection Centre is located in The Mill, which is shown on the University Campus Map as Building 14, within easy walking distance of Piccadilly Railway Station. Visitors should report to Room E36 in The Mill.

Directions to the Manchester Materials Science reception

Arriving by Rail:

From Oxford Road Station(BR)
From the main exit, walk down Station Approach and turn right and walk east along Whitworth Street (B6469). Turn right at the second set of traffic lights onto Sackville Street. Enter the University North Campus at The Gatehouse on your left hand side, right after the railway overpass. Follow the road all the way as it loops around to arrive at the MSS Tower.

From Manchester Piccadilly Station (BR and Metrolink)
From the main exit, walk down Station Approach, turn left across London Road to Auburn Street, then left onto Aytoun Steet. The Sackville Street building is ahead across Whitworth Street. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights onto Sackville Street. Enter the University North Campus at The Gatehouse on your left hand side, right after the railway overpass. Follow the road all the way as it loops around to arrive at the MSS Tower.

Arriving by Car:

The best approach is by the A57(M) (Mancunian Way), taking the exit for the University of Manchester. Stay right at the fork on to Sackville Street. Turn left on to Charles street for the car park entrance on your right. You can then walk into the University campus through the entrance at The Gatehouse across from the car park on Sackville Street, right next to the railway overpass. Follow the road all the way as it loops around to arrive at the MSS Tower.

 

See also: Directions to the University and car parking spaces.

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