Birmingham – Centre City

Levels taught here: Undergraduate

Address: 5th Floor, Centre City 5-7 Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4UA

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm. These opening hours will be review on an ongoing basis. We intend for you to be able to access the campus for scheduled teaching sessions and to use the study facilities. To help us maintain safe numbers on campus – you must book a place before arriving on campus. We will email all students with information on how to book.

This location benefits from being right in the heart of Birmingham, a stone’s throw away from Birmingham New Street train station and the Bullring, one of the largest shopping centres in the UK.

Within the intimate learning environment, students can easily focus on work with the resources available to them. We offer a quiet learning space in our library complete with a suite of computers to give students the tools and space to focus on their studies. Between lectures, students are able to take advantage of the breakout spaces on offer and relax with friends inside the building or head out into the city centre and its wealth of attractions.

Getting here by car

Located in the centre of the UK motorway network, traveling to the Birmingham centre is very convenient and easily accessible by the M5, M6, M40 and M42. You can also take the M6 Toll Road to avoid traffic and driving during peak times.

Please keep in mind when traveling to our Birmingham campus, the governments approved city’s Clean Air Zone plans which will come into effect from July 2020. Find more information at Birmingham.gov.uk.

Parking

Once here, we have on-campus parking available beneath the building for visitors which is £5 per day or £95 per month. You can book your packing space in advance via this website. Please note, the full address of the parking space will be provided following a successful booking.

There are also several car parks in the city centre within easy reach. Please see the map below:

There are three train stations located in Birmingham City Centre; Birmingham New Street Station, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. All 3 stations are easily accessible to our Birmingham city-centre campus by walking distance. However, we recommend traveling to Birmingham New Street station as it’s the closest, with a 5-minute walk to our Birmingham city-centre campus.

You can plan your journey and book tickets in advance using National Rail journey planner.

Birmingham New Street Station

 

Birmingham Moor Street

 

Birmingham Snow Hill

From Birmingham International Airport

Birmingham International Airport is located only 10km away from the city centre and our campus.  The quickest way into the city centre is by train from Birmingham International. Alternatively, you can take a bus, coach or taxi from Birmingham Airport into the town centre.

By Train: Birmingham airport is connected to Birmingham International Station by a free monorail link that takes 2 minutes and runs between 03:30 – 00:30. Take the train from Birmingham International to Birmingham New Street. The average journey time is around 15 minutes, and a standard single ticket costs roughly £4. You can book your train ticket in advance from National Rail or thetrainline.com.

By Coach: National Express coach services operate from Birmingham Airport to Birmingham Coach Station. It is advised to book your tickets in advance from National Express.

By Bus: Alternatively, you can jump aboard a local bus which will take you into Birmingham city centre. Average journey time is 45 minutes depending on traffic. Information for bus services from Birmingham Airport into the city centre can be found at National Express West Midlands.

By Taxi: There are also many taxi companies serving Birmingham Airport and the nearby areas. You can find cheap taxis by checking out Birmingham Airport Taxi Listings.

Birmingham has a great tram and bus network which runs close to the centre. This makes travelling to and from campus very convenient for students.

 

Bus operator National Express have an extensive bus network throughout the West Midlands, making travelling to Birmingham city-centre very easy. Buses operate from Monday to Sunday, from early morning till late evenings. Bus number 63, 126 and 850 stop nearby within walking distance of the centre. More information for bus services, routes and times to Birmingham city centre can be found at National Express West Midlands.

 

The West Midlands Metro is a tram service which runs from Wolverhampton to Birmingham. The tram runs every 6-8 minutes during weekdays and every 15 minutes on evenings and Sundays. You can find more information for tram times, ticket prices and stops at West Midlands Metro.

If you are looking to stay overnight before or during your visit there are plenty of hotels nearby. Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre is right across the road – see map below.