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Structures Research Group


The Structures Group is situated within the Civil Engineering Building on the West Cambridge site.

For further information on our activities, please email


Civil Engineering Building
JJ Thomson Avenue 7a
United Kingdom

Tel  +44 (0)1223 332603

West Cambridge Site Map



By train

Train travellers are advised to take a taxi from the station, or one of the frequent buses (see below) to the West Cambridge site. When you exit the station, turn left and the bus stop is 100m ahead.

By bus

Take the Universal (U) bus service (see timetable and route) in the direction of ‘Eddington', and alight at the 'William Gates Building' stop. Walk down the side street to your left, and the Civil Engineering Building is to the right of Roger Needham Building straight ahead of you.

By car

Via M25/M11: Exit at Junction 13. Drive into Cambridge on the Madingley Road (A1303). After approximately half a kilometre, turn right into the West Cambridge Site onto JJ Thomson Avenue. After 100m, turn left and follow the road round to your right. The Civil Engineering building is then to the left.


There is a visitor car park on the West Cambridge campus and two spaces reserved for disabled access immediately outside the Civil Engineering Building. If you require a car parking space please email in advance of your visit and they will try to accommodate your needs. Please note car parking on the West Cambridge campus is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Alternatively, visitors are advised to use the Madingley Road Park & Ride facility and either walk (approximately 10 minutes) or catch the Universal bus (see above) to JJ Thomson Avenue. Parking at the Park and Ride is free for up to 18 hours.

Travelling by coach

National Express run regular coach services from London Victoria and other destinations to the Cambridge Bus Station on Drummer Street. There are also regular coach services to London airports.

Travelling by air

The nearest airport is London Stansted, with services to many UK and European destinations. Trains run from Stansted into Cambridge and regular bus services operate between Cambridge and Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports.