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Venue

About the New Bingley Hall and how to get here.

Address and Opening

The New Bingley Hall
1 Hockley Circus
Birmingham
West Midlands
B18 5PP

For enquiries please email:
info@inkandiron.co.uk

SUNDAY APRIL 9th 2017
Doors Open at 11:00am – 08.00p.m.

How to Get Here

From M6 South or North-West

Leave the M6 at Junction 6 and follow the A38(M). Follow signs to “City centre, Bromsgrove (A38)”. Stay on the A38 (M) for about 2miles. Take the 2nd exit which leads up to Dartmouth Circus. At this island, leave at the 3rd exit which is the A4540 Middleway heading west. Keep on this road which soon becomes New John Street West all the way to Hockley Circus. At this island keep going around clockwise until you come to our entrance on your left hand side.

From M5 South-West

Leave the M5 at Junction 3 and travel towards Birmingham City Center along the A456 (Hagley Road) for 5 miles to the Five Ways island. This is early distinguishable as it is surrounded by large office blocks
and a Tesco store. At this island take the 1st exit and drive along the A4540 Middleway. Go straight over the 1st two islands that you come to but at the 3rd island take the 1st left (Heaton Street) and follow signs to M5. This will take you directly to Hockley Circus where you go left. Our car park entrance is on this island 100 yards up on you left hand side.

From M40 Oxford and South

Arrive on the M42 and travel west towards the M5. Travel north on the M5 leaving at Junction 3. (Read directions ”From M5 South-West”)
From M42 East Midlands
Join the M6 heading towards Birmingham Central and leave the M6 at Junction 6. (Read directions “From M6 South or North-West”)

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From Birmingham City Centre 

Follow A41 North along Old Snow Hill, Constitution Hill and Great Hampton Street Do not join the Hockley Flyover
Bear left to the traffic island beneath the flyover
Arrive at B18 5BE, Hockley Circus ñ entrance to New Bingley Hall is directly off traffic island under flyover.

N B Traffic exit from New Bingley Hall is on to Whitmore Street.

 By Bus

There are four bus routes serving the Hockley Hill bus stops HH and HJ:

16 to Hansted – from Corporation St via Upper Dean St, Bull Street, then Hockley Circus
16A to Great Barr – from Corporation St via Upper Dean St, Bull Street, then Hockley Circus
74 to Dudley via West Bromwich – from Bull Street first stop Hockley Circus
79 to Wolverhampton – from Bull Street first stop Hockley Circus.
You can catch the 16 or 16A from Stop CC outside House of Fraser in Corporation Street. This is a one way street, traffic travels south. These buses eventually turn north towards Hockley Circus.

The 74 and 79 serve Stop HH, the nearest stop to the venue, whilst the 16 and 16A serve stop HJ, which is a few metres further north.

Get off the bus, turn left and follow the right-hand side. Ignore the first gap, which leads to steps to the subway (going down in front of you) and take the second turning right, which is the entrance to the exhibition. As you turn right, there’s a fence or gate in front of you, turn left again, cross the tactile paving before turning right into the car park, which extends to the south and east of the building.

From here, there’s a straight path leading west from the car park entrance, marked by tactile islands, which leads to the paved area outside the entrance to the building. Having reached the pavement, move to your right to locate the building then continue forward and go in through one of the doors, which should be open, on your right. You’re now in the registration area.

From Outside the City

There are four bus routes serving the Hockley Hill bus stop HA:

  • 16 from Hansted,
  • 16A from Great Barr,
  • 74 from Dudley via West Bromwich and
  • 79 from Wolverhampton.

Get off the bus and turn right. You need to locate the subway which you can reach via steps or ramp.

Via the Steps

Follow the kerb till you find the steps in front of you. Go down two flights of steps into the subway then turn right. Continue, down a slight slope which levels out after a few metres, to the end of the subway then turn left. You go up a slope then down again before the wall on your left retreats across the foot of the steps. turn left here (180 degrees), then go up two flights of steps. Turn right (180 degrees, follow the right-hand side and take the first turning right, which is the entrance to the exhibition. As you turn right, there’s a fence or gate in front of you, turn left again, cross the tactile paving before turning right into the car park, which extends to the south and east of the building.

From here, there’s a straight path leading west from the car park entrance, marked by tactile islands, which leads to the paved area outside the entrance to the building. Having reached the pavement, move to your right to locate the building then continue forward and go in through one of the doors, which should be open, on your right. You’re now in the registration area.

Via the Ramp

Follow the left-hand side of the pavement, which veers left, then follow the right-hand side to locate the top of the ramp. Turn right (180 degrees, go down the ramp into the subway then turn left. Continue down a slight slope, which levels out after a few metres then turn right at the end. Continue, up the ramp to street level then turn right (180 degrees) and follow the right-hand side. Ignore the first gap on your right, which leads to steps into the subway, then take the second turning right, which is the entrance to the exhibition. As you turn right, there’s a fence or gate in front of you, turn left again, cross the tactile paving before turning right into the car park, which extends to the south and east of the building.

From here, there’s a straight path leading west from the car park entrance, marked by tactile islands, which leads to the paved area outside the entrance to the building. Having reached the pavement, move to your right to locate the building then continue forward and go in through one of the doors, which should be open, on your right. You’re now in the registration area.

By Rail

Describe Online has published a guide to Birmingham New Street Station.

From here you can either take a short taxi journey or catch the bus no. 16 or 16A from Corporation Street.

If you want to catch the bus, take the escalator and stairway exit, ascending to The Palisades Shopping Mall. At the top of the escalator/stairs turn left, this will leave you in a wide open area with shops on your left and right, walk straight on towards the New Street exit. You’ll make a slight turn left, then right as you move through the mall. A wide pedestrian ramp leads down to street level, the pavement slopes up as you approach New Street.

You’ve reached the junction of Corporation Street (north), New Street (east) and Stephenson Place (west then south). There’s a City of Birmingham emergency help point a few metres to your left at this point, near the edge of the pavement. This has a circular housing with mic and speaker grill, plus a single button to activate.

Continue forward from the foot of the upward slope, locate the tactile paving in front of you and follow the tactile to your right to find the post and push button on the right-hand side of the crossing of New Street. Cross New Street, which is virtually pedestrianised, going north.

Follow the tactile paving round to your left (west) to Corporation Street then turn right. This is a one way street with traffic coming towards you (south). We understand that Bus Stop CC is on the right-hand side of Corporation Street, opposite House of Fraser.