Maps and travel

We are located in the Williamson Building, on the South Campus or Oxford Road area, formerly The Victoria University of Manchester campus, right in the centre of Manchester.

Interactive Google map

Postal address

North Africa Research Group,
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
University of Manchester,
Williamson Building,
Oxford Road,
Manchester M13 9PL.

SatNav information

Grid Reference: SJ 84636 96680  
Co-ordinates: 53.466634N 2.2329004W  
Nearest Post Code: M13 9PY

Car parks

University and car parking spaces are convenient and safe.

Paid public parking is available:

For the Williamson Building

  • Car Park B: Aquatics Car Park, Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9SS
  • Car Park G: Dover Street Car Park, Rumford Street, Manchester M13 9GB

Campus map parking icon

Principal car parks are denoted with a blue "P" icon on the Campus map (PDF).

If you have an appointment with a member of staff they may be able to provide you with a parking permit for the day.

Sustainable travel

Travel to meetings, lectures, seminars or conferences conveniently and sustainably via one of the university schemes and services:

  • Shuttle bus - There are regular shuttle buses to pick up and drop off students at various points around the campus. These are also highlighted on the Campus map (PDF).
  • By bike - Bike racks are available outside the main entrances to all of our buildings.
  • By foot – Use online tools such as Walkit or GPS Routes to plan the quickest route.
  • Car share – A designated Greater Manchester private group has been established with members from Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester, Central NHS Trust and Royal Northern College of Music.

Short-term local accommodation

If you are looking for somewhere to stay near the University for a short visit, Visit Manchester offers a comprehensive guide to transport, hotels, restaurants, events and attractions.

The Manchester Conference Centre & Hotel is on Sackville Street, at the heart of the North Campus and close to the Ferranti Building. 

See the Visit Manchester Interactive Map to locate other nearby accommodation.

For longer-term accommodation, see:
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