How to find the Michael Smith Building...

For an interactive map with the location of the Smith Building, click here.

The Smith Building is within walking distance from the city centre and also can be reached by bus (e.g. lines 42, 43, 142, 143, 147 stop on Ofxord Road).


Arriving by train:

Oxford Road station is the closest to the University. Leave the station and go to Oxford Road. The bus stop is in front of the Palace Hotel. Take the bus number 42, 43, 142, 143 to the university or walk straight down Oxford Road for about 15 minutes.

From Piccadilly station, the bus number 147 goes directly to the university. Alternatively, walk to Piccadilly Gardens and take the bus (e.g. lines 42, 43, 142, 143) to the university.

From Victoria station, take the bus (e.g. lines 42A, 42B)


Arriving by air:

Trains go to Piccadilly station and many also stop at Oxford Road Station.


Arriving by road:

Driving instructions to the University can be found here. Parking can be tricky, so public transport may be preferable.

The nearest public car park is the Manchester Aquatics Centre car park, which is a multi-storey car park situated on the corner of Booth Street East and Upper Brook Street.


And how do I actually find the Smith Building?

Our building is not actually on Oxford Road, but a bit hidden. Here is how to find us when coming down Oxford Road by bus or by foot:

You will notice that you enter the university campus where a bridge between two buildings goes across Oxford Road.

Keep going. You will then see the Victorian main building of the university on the right side of the street and some brand new buildings on the left side.

Exit the bus at the next stop.

The bus stop is next to a church on the left side of the street, and you also should see the Student Union building opposite it on the right side.

Walk past the church and take the small street to the left, Ackers Street.

As the street turns left, there is a small gate to a car park.

Enter the gate and cross the car park.

The Michael Smith Building is the new building with a facade in red, grey and glass.



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