Teraherz and Materials Workshop
26th of April 2017 9:20am to 4:30pm
Thornton Science Park, University of Chester, CH2 4NU
On arrival, you will need to report to the Trafford Building (110) in order to register and obtain a visitor’s pass.
Travel by car
Chester is linked directly to the motorway system via the M53. London and all the major regions of the UK are easily accessible from the city. Thornton Science Park is situated along Parkgate Road (A540), which is a continuation of Northgate Street leading out from the city centre. Access to the main car park is by the Exton Park entrance.
From the M6
Take junction 20 (from the South) or junction 20A (from the North), following signs for M56/North Wales/Chester/Runcorn. Leave the M56 at junction 14, following the sign for Helsby/Stanlow/A5117 (NB: there is no junction 13 between junctions 12 and 14) and follow signs for Stanlow/A5117 to the second set of traffic lights. Then turn right onto Pool Lane and follow signs for Shell Technology Centre Thornton. At the roundabout, take the first exit and park in the visitors’ car park.
From Parkgate Road Campus
Exit the campus at Exton Park and turn left onto Parkgate Road. At the roundabout, take the fourth exit onto the A5480/Countess Way, signposted Countess of Chester/Upton/Chester Zoo. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto the A5116/Liverpool Road. After approximately one mile, turn left onto A41/Liverpool Road, signposted North Wales/Birkenhead/E’Port/Liverpool/Motorway, and then after another mile turn right at the traffic lights onto the A5032/Whitby Lane. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the A5117 and continue for approximately four miles, and then turn left onto Pool Lane and follow signs for Shell Technology Centre Thornton. At the roundabout, take the first exit and park in the visitors’ car park.
Travel by train to Chester and then to Thornton Sciecne Park
Should you be traveling to Chester by train, getting to Thornton Sciecne Park is easily done by taxi or bus. The taxi rank is found immediately outside the train station as is the bus stop. A number of buses stop on Parkgate Road, including the 1a, 15a, 15x and 22. Plan your journey by bus.
Chester has regular National Express Coach services from most towns and cities in the UK to the Chester Bus Exchange on Hunters Walk. A new Bus Exchange is due to open at Gorse Stacks in 2017.
Should you be feeling adventurous, then you can easily cycle from Chester to Thornton Science Park along the network of cycle routes, which are all colour coded and signed for ease of use. Plan your journey to the campus by bike.