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The Catalyst Finding Us

The Catalyst is based within York University Heslington East Campus and is very close to the centre of the City of York.

Directions Coming from York City Centre By Car

Take the A1079 (Hull Road) out of York towards Hull. Continue on until the large roundabout (BP garage with Daleks on the top of the building ahead on your left). Get in to the right lane and take third exit - towards the University. At the next roundabout take the first exit (left) towards Heslington East Campus.  Turn first right in to Baird Lane.  Continue through the barrier and follow the road where you will see The Catalyst on your left.

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

Directions Coming from the A64 By Car

Take the A1079 (Hull Road) towards York (DO NOT take the A19 turn off even though it is signposted to the University).

Continue on until the large roundabout (BP garage with the Daleks on the top of the building will be on your right).  Take the first exit (left) towards the University. At the next roundabout take the first exit (left) towards Heslington East Campus.  Turn first right in to Baird Lane. Continue through the barrier and follow the road where you will see The Catalyst on your left.  PARKING:  See directions below.

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

Parking on Arrival

There are two options - 1. The Catalyst Car Park (for visitors to The Catalyst ONLY) which is located on Baird Lane next to The Catalyst.  The ticket taken at the barrier is valid for 45 minutes only.  Please sign-in with Reception on arrival.  2. Field Lane and Kimberlow Lane Car Parks can be reached via the Park and Ride access road on Hull Road (A1079).  Follow the signs for Park & Ride.  Go past the Park & Ride car park entrance and carry on over the hill past the York Sports Centre where you will see Kimberlow Lane car park on your left and Field Lane car park further along. 

Catalyst Visitor Car Parking - NEW   We are pleased to advise that Catalyst visitors will not be required to display the temporary hanging permit from 1 July. Visitors will need to register at The Catalyst reception and the Centre Coordinator will be able to log your visitor for a virtual permit. Visitors can park in The Catalyst, Field Lane or Kimberlow Lane car parks. Visitors will need to know their Registration Number in order to obtain a virtual parking permit. 

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.  The Catalyst 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 Catalyst
Baird Lane 
Heslington
York
YO10 5GA

T: 01904 435100
F: 01904 435135

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