The Radiology Academy is based in the Cotman Centre (formerly IFR3) on the Norwich Research Park; less than 10 minutes walk from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Travelling from A11 – leave the A11 at the first roundabout after the Thickthorn A47/A11 junction. Turn left at the Cringleford roundabout and follow the road signs for the Hospital (Colney lane), at the last roundabout before the hospital take the 3rd exit off the roundabout (Colney Lane), take the next road bearing right and the Radiology Academy is next left in the Cotman Centre. Follow the signs to the visitors car park, there are limited parking spaces at the centre and the car park does get full, spaces are available on a first come basis. It is therefore advisable to phone the Academy in advance if you will require parking.
Travelling from the A47 – take the B1108 (Watton Road) towards Norwich. At the traffic lights turn right, into Colney Lane, this will be signposted to the hospital. Instead of continuing to the hospital take the first left at the next set of traffic lights. Turn immediately left again and follow the road around to the left. The Cotman Centre will be on your left. Follow the signs to the visitors car park, there are additional spaces at the rear of the staff car park.
The Academy is located on the second floor. There is a buzzer entry system, press the buzzer and someone will let you in and give you directions.
Travelling from Norwich and North Norfolk – follow road signs for the University and Hospital (B1108), continue past the UEA on the left hand side and turn left on to Colney Lane following the signs for the Norwich Research Park and the Hospital.
Travelling from Norwich city centre – leave the city centre following signs for A11 Thetford. Once on the A11 follow the Hospital road signs to Cringleford and turn right at the Cringleford roundabout and continue to follow the road signs for the Hospital.
Travelling by motorcycle – as above..
Travelling from Norwich Airport
Norwich Airport Taxi Association (NATA) is the official airport authorised taxi company and the only one operating from the taxi stand outside the front of the terminal. Call 01603 424 044 or visit norwichairporttaxis.com. Other taxi companies are not permitted to use the Arrivals taxi stand but may drop-off or pick-up pre-booked clients in the drop off zone located in the short stay car park.
Buses from Norwich Airport – The Airport has a park and ride service which can be picked up outside the airport terminal:
501 Park and Ride approx. 25 mins, change at St Stephen’s Street in the city centre and take a pink line First 12 or 12a bus which terminates at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. There is a request bus stop at the roundabout just before the hospital. Cross to the opposite side of the road and continue walking up Colney Lane (on the right hand side) and the Cotman centre will be signposted on your right at the traffic lights.
Travelling by bus – There are 2 buses that pass the Radiology Academy and stop just after the traffic lights on Colney Lane, Konect 9 tel: 01362 851210 and First 26 tel: 0871 200 22 33, or visit www.traveline.info.
Travelling by train – Services run from London Liverpool Street, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich as well as local services starting and finishing in Norwich and Ipswich including all stations to Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Sheringham, Felixstowe, Cambridge and Peterborough and services to Harwich International. Taxis run from the railway station to the Academy with an approximate journey time of 20 minutes across the city.
From Norwich railway station, our advice is to use a First 26 bus from Norwich Rail Station which travels through the City Centre up Earlham Road to UEA and then down Colney Lane. There is a request bus stop at the roundabout just before the Norfolk and Norwich hospital. Cross to the opposite side of the road and continue up Colney Lane to the traffic lights and on the right hand side is the Cotman centre.