How to get to the Exhibition and Conference Centre

UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre

The UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) is located half a mile from the M32 motorway, adjacent to the University's Frenchay Campus.

Located in peaceful surroundings of UWE’s Frenchay Campus with onsite parking for over 500 cars makes the ECC an ideal venue. The Centre is easily accessible from the motorway (M4, M5, M32) and is within easy reach of Bristol Parkway railway station and Bristol Airport.

By road

From M4

Exit the M4 at junction 19 onto the M32. Almost immediately, exit the M32 at junction 1. Turn right at roundabout onto the A4174 ring road (dual carriageway) following signs for Filton and Bristol Parkway railway station. Go past the Holiday Inn hotel on the left, the first set of lights at the junction towards UWE and Bristol Business Park, then turn left at the second set of traffic lights into UWE.

Please note: for the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre go to the Frenchay Campus North Entrance (BS34 8QZ for your sat nav). Please do not go to the main campus.

From M5

Exit the M5 at junction 15 onto the M4 eastbound towards London. Exit the M4 at junction 19 onto the M32 and follow the directions from the M4 given above.

From the south

From Bristol City Centre follow signs for the M32. Exit M32 at junction 1. Turn left onto the A4174 ring-road and follow the directions given above.

Car parking

The Exhibition and Conference Centre is set in the peaceful surroundings of the University's Frenchay Campus, offering a dedicated entrance and onsite parking for 580 cars. Please see individual event details for conditions of parking.

By rail

The nearest rail stations are Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood, approximately 20 minutes walk.

From Parkway, take a taxi or bus number 18, 312, 318, 319, 502, 581 or 625. From Abbey Wood, take bus 581. The nearest stop is Filton Lane. The entrance to UWE is on the other side of the dual carriageway crossing – from there, follow the pedestrian signs.

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By bus

UWE buses - Wessex Red buses link all campuses with the city centre and can be used by students, staff and the travelling public.

Bus services 11, 12, 15, 19 and 70 from the City Centre stop at Frenchay Campus.

From Bristol Airport

From Bristol Airport catch the frequent Airport Express Flyer coach to Bristol City Centre. Tickets can be purchased online or from the driver. You can then catch a train or taxi from Temple Meads.

By bike

Cycling to campus is an excellent way to arrive - with hundreds of parking spaces located around campus, showers and changing facilities at several locations, and convenient traffic free routes into campus from all directions.

View map of cycle routes (off-road tracks and cycle lanes are marked green, with roads marked orange).

Cycle parking

There is sheltered cycle parking on the north side of the ECC building.

UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre entrance

Contact information

Telephone: +44(0)117 32 83568
E-mail: Conference Office

UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre
North Entrance
Filton Road
Bristol, BS34 8QZ

Parking information:
Visitors should use Frenchay Campus North Entrance (BS34 8QZ for your sat nav). Please do not go to the main campus.


Page last updated 4 March 2014

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