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Eddington Access Information

Postdoc Centre @ Eddington





  • 105 Eddington Place, Cambridge, CB3 1AS
  • Please note that the CB3 1AS postcode does not work with Satnav. If travelling by Satnav please use either CB3 1SE for Sainsbury’s which is located nearby the Postdoc Centre, or CB3 0EZ for Madingley Road Park & Ride.
  • The Postdoc Centre is located diagonally opposite Sainsbury's across the Market Square.


Building Access

  • Office hours are 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Small Meeting Room & hot-desking space; Regular and out-of-hours access to the Postdoc Centre is available to Postdocs by University Access Card following an in-person Health & Safety induction.
  • Multi-Function Room & Sanders Hall; Access to the Multi-Function Room and Sanders Hall is available to event organisers for the duration of their event by University Access Card, following an in-person facility orientation (required prior to each event).
  • If you are hosting an event it is your responsibility to provide access to attendees.


 Health & Safety Induction

  • Health & Safety inductions for the Postdoc Centre @ Eddington take place in-person most Tuesdays at 9.30am and last for approximately 15 minutes.
  • To book a place email giving your name, department and CRSid.
  • Your University Card will be programmed during the induction or a temporary access card can be provided.


Information for Event Hosts

  • You are required to attend a facility orientation prior to any event held in the Multi-Function Room or Sanders Hall. Email to arrange.
  • During the orientation you will be briefed on Health and Safety procedures, have your University Card programmed to access the building, and have the opportunity to discuss room layouts and other queries.
  • The Small Meeting Room is accessible during office hours without the need for an access card. For events running outside of normal office hours you must attend an in-person Health & Safety Induction. Your University Card will be programmed during the induction or a temporary access card can be provided.
  • It is your responsibility to provide building access for attendees.
  • You must advise the OPdA of any catering arrangements and special access requirements. Sanders Hall is equipped with a hearing-loop system for attendees with impaired hearing.
  • It is your responsibility to configure the room layout prior to your event, and to tidy and return the room to its original layout following your event. 


Disabled Access

  • Fully Accessible




By Bike

Eddington is a 15 minute cycle from the centre of Cambridge and there is plenty of cycle parking near the Postdoc Centre @ Eddington. The Ridgeway is a cycle and pedestrian path running through Eddington connecting to Storey’s Way and Huntingdon Road and is supported by an extensive network of cycle and pedestrian routes. You can plan your cycle route on Cycle Streets, choosing the quietest or quickest route to suit you, enter CB3 1AS as your destination:


By Bus

  • From Cambridge Rail Station: The Universal bus links Cambridge Rail Station to Eddington where it stops opposite Sainsbury’s. Tickets cost £2 per journey (£1 if you have a University card) and can be paid by cash or via the ‘Whippet m-ticket’ app. The full timetable can be found here:
  • From Cambridge North Rail Station: If you are coming to Eddington from Cambridge North, take the Citi 2 bus or Busway route N to the city centre and change at Drummer Street bus station. See information below for bus services from Drummer Street.
  • From Central Cambridge: Drummer Street is the main bus station in the city centre (approximately a 25 minute walk from Cambridge Rail Station). From here, you can take the Citi 5 or 6 buses to Huntingdon Road (alight at Thornton Road) or the X3 or Citi 4 buses to Madingley Road (alight at the British Antarctic Survey). You can also take the Madingley Road Park and Ride bus from the city centre (there is a stop outside the Grand Arcade shopping centre) to the Madingley Road Park and Ride site, a 5 minute walk from Eddington. 


By Car

We encourage visitors to avoid travelling by car to Eddington where possible as there is limited parking on site. Parking charges apply 8am-6pm Monday to Friday (including public holidays) and 10am-5pm Saturday to Sunday (including public holidays). The majority of spaces have a maximum stay of 2 hours and no return within 1 hour. There is disabled parking on site for Blue Badge holders.

Madingley Road Park and Ride is only a 5 minute walk away and drivers can park for free for up to 18 hours.

More parking information can be found here:

The OPdA is unable to reserve parking spaces.



If you have any further questions please email

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