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Visiting IBM Research UK

IBM Research
The Hartree Centre STFC Laboratory
Sci-Tech Daresbury Warrington
Warrington WA4 4AD
UK

www.hartree.stfc.ac.uk

GPS coordinates: 53.344661, -2.638233

By road

The Hartree Centre is approximately equidistant from Warrington and Runcorn town centres in the north west of England. The Hartree Centre is approximately 1 mile along the A56, in the north easterly direction, from junction 11 of the M56 motorway.

By air

Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon international airports are approximately a 30 minute drive away from the Hartree Centre. Taxis are available upon arrival from both airports. Rail travel to Warrington and Runcorn railway stations is also possible from both airports.

Manchester Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

By train

Regular train services pass through Runcorn, Warrington Bank Quay and Warrington Central stations. Please check railway time tables for details. Local bus services and taxis are available for transfers to the Hartree Centre from these stations. It is approximately a 15 minute transfer from these stations by taxi to the Hartree Centre.

National Rail Enquiries

By bus

Bus services connect the Daresbury laboratory campus, where the Hartree Centre is located, to local towns and railway connections. Timetables are below.

200 Runcorn Station - Murdishaw - Runcorn Employment Sites timetable

X30 Warrington - Halton Lea - Chester via Daresbury - Beechwood - Sutton Weaver - Frodsham

By foot or bike

Changing facilities and bike shelters are available.

IBM United Kingdom Limited
Hursley Park
Winchester
Hants
SO21 2JN

Telephone: +44(0) 1962 815000
IBM Hursley is approximately 5 miles (8 km) south west of Winchester and 70 miles south west of London.

GPS coordinates: 51.026913, -1.397258

By car

GPS: SO21 2JN, Hursley Park Road

The two entrances into IBM are either side of Hursley village — to the north when approaching from Winchester, to the south from all other directions.

Driving from North/East via M3 (London, Heathrow, Oxford)

  • Leave M3 at Junction 12, signposted A335 Eastleigh (N).
  • At roundabout take first exit signposted to Chandlers Ford and Otterbourne.
  • Proceed for 200 metres and at mini-roundabout, turn right down Otterbourne Hill towards Otterbourne and follow this road northward for just over a mile.
  • At the mini-roundabout just after The Old Forge pub, turn left down Poles Lane signposted Hursley.
  • Follow Poles Lane for 2.5 miles and at the junction with the A3090 signposted Winchester (part time traffic lights), proceed straight over into unmarked entrance to Hursley Park (note tree with stone circular seat).
  • Continue on site perimeter road for 1 mile to Hursley House and follow signs for visitors parking.

Driving from South/West via M3 (M27, Southampton)

  • Leave M3 at Junction 12, signposted A335 Eastleigh (N). Do not take exit 13, also signposted A335 Eastleigh.
  • At roundabout take second exit signposted to Chandlers Ford and Otterbourne.
  • Proceed for 200 metres and at mini-roundabout, turn right down Otterbourne Hill towards Otterbourne and follow this road northward for just over a mile.
  • At the junction just after the petrol station, turn left at mini-roundabout down Poles Lane signposted Hursley.
  • Follow Poles Lane for 2.5 miles and at the junction with the A3090 signposted Winchester (part time traffic lights), proceed straight over into unmarked entrance to Hursley Park (note tree with stone circular seat).
  • Continue on site perimeter road for 1 mile to Hursley House and follow signs for visitors parking.

From Winchester

  • Take the A3090 road signposted Romsey which leaves Winchester by the Westgate (note the road bends round the old Westgate arch) and proceed up the hill.
  • Follow signs for Romsey for about 5 miles.
  • Look for the “Hursley” village sign and immediately turn right into the IBM entrance, marked with an IBM sign.
  • At the mini-roundabout, bear right and follow the signs for visitors parking.

From Romsey

  • Take the A3090 eastbound signposted Winchester for about 6 miles.
  • At first set of part-time traffic lights (junction signposted Chandlers Ford) continue round bend to left and proceed for 200 metres.
  • At the junction of A3090 with Poles Lane (also with part time traffic lights) turn left to the unmarked entrance of Hursley Park (note tree with stone circular seat).
  • Continue on site perimeter road for 1 mile to Hursley House and follow signs for visitors parking.

By air

From Heathrow Airport

You can choose to:

  • Head for M25 Southbound and at Junction 12, take the M3 signposted to Southampton, then follow instructions for arriving by car from the North/East.
  • Take the shuttle bus to Woking Station and then the Train to Winchester — see UK Railways for timetables (search using “Heathrow airport T1” for Terminal 1 to “Winchester”). Also see “Public Transport via Winchester”.
  • Take a “National Express” from the Central Bus Station to Winchester and then take local transport. The frequency is about every 2 or 3 hours (8 coaches per day). See National Express — go to Enquiries and then search using “Heathrow” and “Winchester”.

From London Gatwick

You can choose to:

  • Head north on the M23, westbound on the M25, then take the M3 (not recommended in peak hours)
  • Head south on the M23, then A264, A24, A27, M27, M3 (more scenic, but you will need a map)
  • Take a train into London Victoria and go by underground or taxi to Waterloo Station, where there are frequent trains for Winchester. Alternatively, take the shuttle to London Clapham Junction, changing trains for Winchester (less changes but a less frequent service from Clapham than Waterloo). See UK Railways for timetables (search using “Heathrow airport T1” for Terminal 1 to “Winchester”). Also see “Public Transport via Winchester”.

From Southampton Airport

IBM Hursley is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Southampton Airport.

If driving yourself:

  • Exit the airport turning right on to the main road (signposted M27).
  • At roundabout bear left and follow signs for M27.
  • At the large roundabout which is Junction 5 of the M3, follow signs M27(M3), The West, London, Winchester to join the M27.
  • Stay in the left hand lane so as to exit the M27 at junction 4 and join the M3 northbound (signposted London, Winchester).
  • Follow instructions for arriving by car from the South/West.

By public transport

Frequent trains from London Waterloo Station to Winchester take approximately 1 hour and run hourly (more often at peak times).

There is a shuttle bus service from Heathrow Airport to Woking Station which connects with most London–Winchester trains. Look for “RailLink”, buy ticket on bus and be prepared for up to 1 hour wait at Woking. Journey time to Winchester is between 1.5 and 2.5 hours depending on your luck!

Some trains also stop at London Clapham Junction offering rail connections from Gatwick Airport.

IBM Hursley is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Winchester Station.

A bus service runs from Winchester, via Hursley to Romsey. The number 66 bus (labelled Romsey) leaves the Winchester Bus Station hourly (approx) and it takes about 20 minutes to reach Hursley Village. On alighting at the Hursley village Post Office, cross over the road, walk up the path behind the church and then follow signs to IBM reception.

Parking / Reception

If the visitor car parks are full, reception staff can direct you to alternative car parks.

Main reception is just to the left (east) of the historic Hursley House, up some steps and into a modern building.

Visitors to the Galileo Centre should follow signs to the Galileo Centre reception. There are car parks in close proximity to this building.

Telephone Numbers

Main reception desk +44(0) 1962 815000
Galileo reception desk +44(0) 196 281 5093

Maps

Hursley site map

Hursley site detail

Videos

Michael Gleaves, Deputy Director of the STFC Hartree Centre

Background of the the Hartree Centre, working in partnership with IBM Research.

How the centre collaborates with IBM Research to deliver value to UK industry.

How the Innovation Return on Research (IROR) programme is creating valuable digital assets in collaboration with IBM Research.

How the Hartree Centre is working in collaboration with IBM Research to deliver sustainable profitability to UK companies through high performance technologies, innovation projects and digital assets.

How the Innovation Return on Research (IROR) programme is using simulation and modelling to build virtual products in collaboration with IBM Research.

How enabling technologies underpin the entire Innovation Return on Research (IROR) collaboration with IBM Research.

How the Innovation Return on Research (IROR) programme is using IBM PAIRS to manage large geo-spatial data sets and create agricultural proofs of concept (POCs) in collaboration with IBM Research.

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