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Contact details for ideaSpace and how to get here.


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For general enquiries please contact:

Kirsten Batcheler

Marketing and ideaSpace City Office Manager

T: +44 (0) 1223 330971



ideaSpace West 
3 Charles Babbage Road
Cambridge, CB3 0GT

T: +44 (0) 1223 330974

ideaSpace City
3 Laundress Lane
Cambridge, CB2 1SD

T: +44 (0) 1223 330971

ideaSpace South
Biomedical Innovation Hub [​Clifford Albutt Building], Biomedical Campus, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0AH

T: +44 (0) 1223 330970

How to get to ideaSpace

Getting to ideaSpace West:

We are 200m from the nearest bus stop (U Bus /Citi 4 services). Limited car parking is available nearby, with extensive public parking at the Madingley Road Park & Ride.


The Hauser Forum is located just a few metres from the Cambridge-Coton cycle path.From Trumpington Street, make your way to Robinson College (King's Parade - Senate House Passage - Garret Hostel Lane; or Trumpington Street - Silver Street - Sidgwick Avenue - Grange Road) Follow Adam's Road at the side of Robinson College and at the end take the signposted foot and cycle path towards Coton. The Hauser Forum is located on the right of the path once you reach the Cambridge West site.


From the South and from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway. From the north, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the city, and from the east and west, the A14 again takes you to Cambridge. Please note that some sat navs do not recognise our postcode so please use CB3 0FD which will take you to just a couple of hundred metres from our building.


Limited car parking is available nearby, however there is extensive public parking at the Madingley Road Park & Ride.

Local Bus

Uni4 bus

Buses operate to a 20 minute timetabled service frequency, on Mondays to Fridays, between Madingley Road Park & Ride and Addenbrooke's Hospital, serving many University and College sites along the way. A Uni4 timetable and route map is available here.

University and college staff and students can travel for the reduced fare of 50p per single journey, on presentation of a University Card see here for details. The Uni4 service is coordinated with the Citi 4 bus service, which runs between Cambridge and Cambourne/St Neots and also operated by Stagecoach, to provide a combined 10-minute timetabled service frequency between Trumpington Street and the West Cambridge Site. A reduced fare of 50p per single journey is also available on the same section of the Citi 4 service, on presentation of a University Card.

Real Time Information for the Uni4 and other bus services is now available online here from which information can be obtained about actual bus arrival times at stops.


There are excellent connections from Scotland and the North via Peterborough, and regional services from Birmingham and the Midlands, East Anglia and the Northwest.

From London, frequent, fast rail services depart from King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations. There are also hourly services to Cambridge from Stansted Airport.

National Rail timetable

The Hauser Forum is a 10 minute taxi drive from Cambridge railway station. Buses run every 10 minutes from the station to the city centre, from where the Citi4 bus runs every 20 minutes to the University West site.


A frequent coach service to Cambridge is available from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports. Cambridge's Drummer Street bus station, served by all national coach services is situated in the city centre. National Express Coaches

By Air

London Stansted is the nearest international airport to Cambridge, located just 30 miles to the South of the city, with easy access by train (direct rail link to Cambridge), coach, or car (M11). EasyJet and Ryanair fly from Stansted.

Cambridge is also within reach of London Luton, London Heathrow, London Gatwick.

Taxi Services

The approximate taxi fare from Cambridge railway station to the City Centre is £7.00. Several taxi companies offer an airport service costing approximately £45 one way for Stansted and £90 to London Heathrow for pre-booked taxis. They should be contacted in advance to arrange collection from any London airport for transfer to Cambridge.

Local taxi firms

Panther Taxi +44 (0)1223 715715

A1 Cabs +44 (0)1223 525555

Getting to ideaSpace City:

We are located in central Cambridge on Laundress Lane beside the River Cam main punting area and just off Trumpington Street.

We are 50 metres from the Citi 4 and U bus stops, disembark on Silver Street just before the bridge and or Trumpington Street. If you catch the Trumpington park and ride bus,  disembark just before Mill Lane (after the Fitzwilliam Museum on your left). 

Parking is available near the offices at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel on Mill Lane and we are a five minute walk away from the Grand Arcade Car Park.

Cambridge rail station is a five minute taxi ride from Millers Yard, a ten minute cycle or a 25 minute walk via Trumpington Street.

Getting to ideaSpace South:

ideaSpace South is located by the Hills Road entrance to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The office is located in the University of Cambridge Biomedical Innovation Hub, sharing an entrance with The Clifford Allbutt Building. This entrance is opposite the staff car park which is situated to the right of the roundabout. The building is also identifiable by the external spiral staircase. 

Parking is available at the main Addenbrookes car park 1.

The Universal, Park 'n Ride and Citi buses all come to the Biomedical Campus.


Stewart McTavish

ideaSpace Director  

Maria Spina

Operations & Office Manager

Sophie Appleby & Terri Roberts

Community & Office Managers

Kirsten Batcheler

Marketing, Membership & Office Manager