Social Sciences facilities and campus
Our City Centre Campus is a multi-million pound centre of excellence in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside development.
It is made up of four buildings: Millennium Point, The Joseph Priestley Building, The Parkside Building and The Curzon Building.
University Locks accommodation
The accommodation forms part of a major regeneration of Birmingham’s Eastside district, located close to the Bullring shopping centre and Birmingham’s key transport hubs.
The Curzon Building is home to our Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, and our School of English. It opened in September 2015.
Millennium Point is home to courses from our Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment, as well as Birmingham School of Acting.
The Joseph Priestley Building is dedicated to University support services.
The Parkside Building is the home to our Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.
The City Centre Campus supports the creative industries, business engagement, applied innovation and cultural excellence.
The Curzon Building:
4 Cardigan Street
The Parkside Building:
5 Cardigan Street
The Joseph Priestly Building:
6 Cardigan Street
15 Bartholomew Row
Directions by Car
Postcode for Sat Nav (Millennium Point NCP car park): B4 7AP
Millennium Point is clearly signposted from all main routes into the city – simply follow the brown tourist signs. Please note: do not follow the signs to City University since these may lead you to the wrong campus - please follow the Sat Nav postcode B4 7AP or signs to Millennium Point. Currently, there are major road works around the Millennium Point vicinity and access routes may change on a regular basis. You may need to follow diversion routes where indicated.
From M6, Junction 6 (Aston Expressway)
Follow signs to City Centre on the A38(M). After the first exit follow signs for Ring Road and Convention Centre. You immediately come to Dartmouth Circus roundabout. Take the first exit (Dartmouth Middleway, A4540). At the next roundabout take the third exit (Jennens road). Proceed until you reach Howe Street Pay and display car park at Millennium Point/Think Tank.
From M5, Junction 3 (Hagley Road)
Follow the A456 into Birmingham for approximately 6 miles, through the tunnel at Five Ways, onto Broad Street. Follow signs for the A38 (Aston Expressway) onto Great Charles Queensway. Proceed under the tunnel at St Chad's Queensway. Indicate left as you exit and go down to the roundabout at the bottom. Take the third exit onto James Watt Queensway. Take the second exit (Chapel Street) and follow the road onto Bartholomew Street. Take a left at the next junction onto Albert Street, which becomes Curzon Street. You will come to Curzon Street Station on your right. Pay and display car parking available via Cardigan Street on the left just passed Millennium point/Think Tank.
From M42, Junction 6 (Coventry Road)
Follow A45 City Centre for approximately 7 miles. You will then reach a large traffic roundabout (Bordesley Circus). Follow signs for the M6 into Watery Lane Middleway. Continue to follow signs for the M6 through the first roundabout. At the next roundabout, take the first exit into Curzon Street. Proceed until you reach Cardigan street on the right (entrance to pay and display parking). There are accessible parking bays on all floors of the car park.
There is a multi-storey car park owned and managed by Birmingham City Council situated adjacent to Millennium Point. The car park entrance is on Howe Street off Jennens Road.
If you are using a sat nav please use the postcode B4 7AP.
If you are heading to the Parkside Building (for Birmingham Institute of Art and Design and School of Media), head towards Curzon Street when you leave the car park, turn left when you reach the East Side City park and walk along the front of the Parkside Building until you reach the main reception entrance.
Car Parking at Millennium Point Multi Storey Car Park:
Please retain your entry ticket on entering the Car Park. Payment is via machines located inside the car park building at the end of your visit. This car park takes cash and card payments. There is a cash machine available inside Millennium Point on Level 0.
Directions by Rail
Birmingham is served by two mainline stations – Birmingham New Street in the City Centre and Birmingham International for the airport and NEC. Snow Hill and Moor Street train stations are also in the city centre.
Walking from Birmingham New Street Station (please note New Street station is undergoing major refurbishment so some exits may be subject to change), leave the station and turn right onto New Street. The Rotunda building will be a little way down on your right. Turn left into High Street. Proceed past the Pavilions shopping centre and Marks & Spencer to the first set of traffic lights and turn right. Continue down Albert Street into Curzon Street until you reach Curzon Street Station on your right.
Walking from city centre train stations:
- Birmingham New Street station to Curzon Street (entrances to Millennium Point and Parkside Building)
- Birmingham Moor Street station to Curzon Street (entrances to Millennium Point and Parkside Building)
- Birmingham Snow Hill station to Curzon Street (entrances to Millennium Point and Parkside Building)