Getting to the space

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Nottingham Hackspace is located in Unit F6, Roden House Business Centre, Roden St, Nottingham, NG3 1JH. Beware, while the postcode does point to the right building on Google maps, it doesn't correspond with our entrance, which is on the corner of Alfred Street South and Ashley Street. The H symbol on the map below shows this precisely:

© OpenStreetMap


Head through the purple door on the south-east corner of Roden House. Go up the spiral stairs, then straight on when you reach the first floor.

The purple door to the hackspace.

For people with disabilities

The building has an elevator for disabled access, accessed through the doors on the North side of Roden House.

By car

Park and Ride

If you park at the Queensdrive park and ride you can take the Citylink 1 bus directly to Fletcher Gate (the buses always make a scheduled stop here). From here, follow the walking directions to the space.

Car parking near the hackspace

There are parking spaces right outside the hackspace on Ashely Street, and they're free.

If you're struggling to find on street parking there is a small pay and display car park between Longden street and Handel street. The first hour is free - but you still need to get a ticket (need to double check 'RepRap' Matt)

By Bicycle

There is no secure parking for bikes nearby, but there is plenty of space for bikes inside the hackspace.

Bike Routes

The route shown is from the train station, as:

  1. It is expected that people may bring their bikes on the train
  2. From the station, it is necessary to cross or follow the A60, the main north/south road through Nottingham.

Note: The London Road (A60) roundabout can be very busy, and is very wide. It might be better to walk around it if you're unsure either of your route or your cycling skills, or follow the alternative route below.

This is the most direct route (Google Map):

© OpenStreetMap


  1. Turn right out of the station main entrace and right again onto Station Street (Alternatively, exit the station via the tram stop bridge and turn left onto Station Street)
  2. Go along station street to London Road (A60)
  3. Turn left along London Road (A60). Position yourself in the third or fourth lane (of four) for the roundabout.
  4. At the roundabout, you will be taking the second exit. You want to be in the third or fourth lanes (of four) leaving the roundabout.
  5. Exit the roundabout at the second exit. Stay in the third/fourth lane and turn right onto Fischer Gate.
  6. Cross over the A60 onto Pennyfoot Street. Continue to the next junction
  7. Turn left onto Manvers Street. Continue to the next junction.
  8. Turn right onto Southwell Road. Continue to the next junction.
  9. Go straight on (road turn slightly left).
  10. Take the third turning left onto Alfred Street South.
  11. At the junction with Ashley Street, you have reached the Hackspace.
  • Alternatively, the route below avoids the roundabout and the A60 entirely (Google Map):
  1. Cross London Road (A60) using the pedestrian crossing just before the roundabout.
  2. Between the BBC building and the Premier Inn is the City Link road. Follow this road to the end, then turn right onto Manvers Street.
  3. Follow Manvers Street to the end (junction with Southwell Road).
  4. Follow the route from step 8 above.

By bus

The closest bus stops are on Carlton Road, just around the corner from the hackspace. The following bus routes will stop on this road: Lilac line: 24, 25, 27

These buses run from the Victoria Centre (stop V1, outside Boots on the south side of the Victoria Centre). However, it is almost certainly quicker to walk to the hackspace from here than to get a bus.

If you travelling by bus from further afield, you will mostly likely arrive either at Victoria Bus Station or Broadmarsh Bus Station. In either case, it is quickest to walk from there. If you wish to get a bus:

  1. From Victoria Bus Station, walk through/around the Victoria Shopping Centre to stop V1 and get the Lilac Line (see above)
  2. From Broadmarsh Bus Station, get the City Loop bus to the Victoria Centre and change onto a Lilac Line bus (see above).

By train

Nottingham railway station is a twenty minute walk from the hackspace and has direct trains to these locations:

  • Manchester in just under 2 hours
  • London in about 2 hours
  • Liverpool in around 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Birmingham in about an hour
  • Mansfield and Worksop
  • Grantham and Skegness
  • Sheffield and Leeds
  • Derby

By boat

If you are travelling by canal, you can moor your narrowboat at Nottingham Castle Marina. From there it is a 20 minute walk to the train station along the canal. Follow the walking directions from here.

By air (Commercial)

Fly to East Midlands Airport and catch the Skylink bus, which stops outside the railway station and in Friar Lane. Follow the walking directions from here.

By air (GA)

Nottingham Tollerton (Nottingham City Airport) is the nearest GA airport, located to the east of the city. From here, you can get a taxi directly to the space, or walk into Gamston and get the Green Line numbers 5, 5A or 7 from the Morrisons. This bus will stop at the Lace Market and Victoria Centre. Follow walking directions from there.