CRASSH is located in the Alison Richard Building at 7 West Road, CB3 9DP on the northern side of the Sidgwick Site. You can see the location on this map. Up-to-date information can be found on the Visiting the University of Cambridge pages.

On foot

CRASSH is a 15 min walk from the city centre and around a 40 min walk away from the railway station.

By bicycle

CRASSH can easily be reached by bicycle from the centre of Cambridge or from Madingley Road Park & Ride. There are plenty of bicycle parking bays available around the Alison Richard Building and the Sidgwick Site.

By rail

Cambridge is less than an hour away from London by train with frequent departures from King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations. Timetable information is available from National Rail. Taxis are available for hire at Cambridge station, which is approximately 1 mile from the city centre.

By bus from Cambridge railway station

The Universal bus travels from Stop 8 at Cambridge railway station directly to West Road (University Library stop). Bus stops in both directions are located outside the Alison Richard Building.

By coach

The central drop-off point for bus services is at the city bus station on Drummer Street or at Parkside. Information and timetables can be found at National Express. Taxis are available for hire at Drummer Street bus station.

By car

Information about the main routes into Cambridge is available from the University Map. For the most direct route to CRASSH, exit at Junction 12 of the M11 and follow the A603 (Barton Road) and then the A1134 (Trumpington Road) to West Road.

Please note that during office hours (09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday) parking is not permitted on the Sidgwick Site, except by permit holders. At weekends, parking is freely available on the Sidgwick Site (entrance off Sidgwick Avenue). There is also pay-and-display parking on some of the streets around Sidgwick Site for up to 4 hours (Sidgwick Avenue, Queen’s Road, West Road).

By air

Cambridge coach services run an hourly bus service to and from Stansted, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Railway service is also available from Stansted (for more information see National Rail Enquiries).


The University’s Disability Resource Centre can provide information about wheelchair access and parking for cars with disabled badges.


Tel: +44 1223 766886