Design & Environment: Travel and accommodation

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Design & Environment
An intensive, interdisciplinary, and output-oriented workshop

University of Leeds
Wednesday 28 February & Thursday 1 March 2018
3 to 5 page essay deadline: 12 January 2018
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Travel & accommodation

The Design & Environment workshop will be held in University of Leeds School of English, 10 Cavendish Road, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom. The University is located close to Leeds city centre, just a short bus or taxi journey (or a 20-minute walk) from the Leeds train station. Directions to the University can be found here. The School of English is on the East side of the campus (see map).

Getting to Leeds

By Air:

Leeds is served by two airports: Leeds Bradford and Manchester. Regular flights are available from a large number of European cities, as well as cities further afield. Leeds Bradford airport is approximately 7 miles away from the University, so easily commutable by taxi. There are also bus services between the airport and Leeds city centre (details here). There are direct (and indirect) rail services between Manchester airport and Leeds (1hr 15min), as well as between London Kings Cross and Leeds (2hr 30min).

By Train:

Leeds is well-connected by rail, with a fast connection to London via the East Coast line. Details of train information and timetables can be found at National Rail Enquiries.

By Road:

Leeds is linked to the M1 and M62. If you are using satellite navigation our address details for the main entrance to our site (close to the School of English) are as follows:

University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane

(NB: The street listing can appear as Cavendish Road in some navigation systems)

Parking on campus is limited, and available on a first come, first served basis. The charge is £5.00. Please come to the main entrance by the Parkinson Building.

Parking for disabled “blue badge” holders is available on campus for visitors. If you are a blue badge holder you are advised to enter the campus via the main barrier on Woodhouse Lane to show your badge. You can then be directed to the nearest available disabled parking bay to the area you are visiting. Blue badge holders do not need to pay to park on campus.

There are various council- and privately owned car parks close to the university, as well as on-street metered bays. Free on-street parking is not available in the centre of Leeds. In general, we would advise delegates to use public transport if at all possible, as parking can be difficult in Leeds city centre on a Friday and Saturday.


Staying in Leeds

Leeds has many options for accommodation, many of which are in the city centre and a 20-minute walk from the university. We recommend the following, in order of preference and accessibility to the conference venue. This list is by no means exhaustive, but should give you a guide to what’s available.

Storm Jameson Court – A modern collection of hotel-style halls of residence on the campus of Leeds University close to the conference and food venues. Rooms £40 per night. This is the closest accommodation venue to the conference, and we recommend you book a room here ASAP as availability is very limited.

Premier Inn Leeds City Centre Arena – Very close to the University, with solid rooms from £29 per night.

Ibis Leeds Centre – Close to the University campus and reasonably priced (from £40 per night), particularly if booked in advance.

Travelodge Leeds Centre – Further from the University than the Ibis, but well-located for exploring the city centre and not far from Leeds train station. Rooms from £19 per night.

Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre – Fairly close to both the university campus and the city centre, with rooms in the region of £70 per night.

The Queens – Attractive four-star hotel in a great city centre location, literally next door to the train station. Prices are variable, from £60 per night for a single room if booked in advance.

Park Plaza – A smart four-star option opposite the train station and overlooking city square. From around £70 if booked well in advance.

Quebecs – Boutique hotel in the city centre, very close to the train station. A more luxurious option, prices here start at £85 per night if booked well in advance.

The Met – Four-star, grade II listed hotel close to the train station. Rooms currently booking for September from £80 advance for room only.

There are also several hotels and B&Bs in the Headingley and Hyde Park areas close to the University. These are variable in quality, but often very reasonably priced. You can find a list of some of these here.

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