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The Springboard - Finding Us

The Springboard is based in the Ron Cooke Hub within York University Heslington East Campus and is very close to the centre of the City of York.

Directions Coming from York City Centre

Take the A1079 (Hull Road) out of York towards Hull. Continue to the large roundabout (BP garage with Daleks on the top of the building will be on the left). Carry on at this roundabout staying in the right lane.  At the second light turn right towards the Grimston Bar Park and Ride.  Do not turn in tot he Park and Ride car park but carry on the road - following it up over the hill and past the York Sports Village.  Carry on and park in either the Field Lane or Kimberlow Lane Car Park. You will need to walk down through the campus to the Ron Cooke HUB. This is signposted.

If you are using a satellite navigation system the postcode is YO10 5GE

Directions Coming from the A64

Take the A1079 (Hull Road) exit towards York. (DO NOT take the A19 turn even though it is signposted to the University). Follow the signs for the Grimston Bar Park and Ride turning left at the lights. However, do not turn in to the Park and Ride car park, but carry on the road - following it up over the hill and past the York Sports Village.  Carry on and park in either the Field Lane or Kimberlow Lane Car Park. You will need to walk down through the campus to the Ron Cooke HUB. This is signposted.

If you are using a satellite navigation system the postcode is YO10 5GE

Parking on Arrival

Parking on Heslington East is provided at Field Lane and Kimberlow lane car parks. Access to the car park is controlled by barriers and is run on a ticketing system to gain entry and exit the car park. Short stay parking of up to 45 minutes is free. Parking is also free from 1800 until 0800 and at weekends. Longer stays are charged £1 for every hour.

The pay & display machines do not accept notes or credit/debit cards.

Directions by Rail

There is a frequent, fast train service to York on the main east coast line from London King's Cross to Edinburgh.  There is also  a direct service across the Pennines between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport. Springboard is 2 miles from the railway station and you will need to get a bus or a taxi to the building.  This can take approximately 10-15 minutes.

Directions by Bus

There are regular bus services between Heslington East Campus and York Railway Station.  The number 44 (UniBus) travels regularly - approximately every 10 minutes and costs around  £2.00 return.

Directions by Bike

The University is well served with cycle paths and is currently improving cycle access and storage facilities. Cycle racks are available in most parts of campus. The City Council provides free copies of cycle route maps around the City of York, and there is a network of cycle paths on campus (map available ). Information for Cyclist: www.york.gov.uk/cycling/

Offical Address

The Springboard
Ron Cooke Hub
Deramore Lane
Heslington
York
YO10 5GE

T: 01904 435100
F: 01904 435135

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