Faculty of Environment

Map & Directions

The Faculty of Environment offices are located in the Priestley Building




There are various ways of getting to us. To help plan your route, some details are provided below.

Getting to us

The Faculty of Environment is based in the Priestley Building.

Staff Centre building


From the main entrance beside the big white clock tower (Parkinson Building) head under the arch immediately adjacent to the traffic barrier follow path for 150 yds. Then, follow the green fingerpost signs to Union/Refectory. Near the Great Hall, you'll start to pick up a sign for 'Stage@Leeds' (Faculty of Performance and Cultural Industries). Following this sign you will turn left at the near-end of the Union building and you will cross a small footbridge (over a service road). Stage@Leeds is on your right: there is a path crossing the open space towards Charles Morris Hall.

The Priestley Building is located behind the School of Earth and Environment building and in front of Charles Morris Hall, underneath the overhead walkway. Please enter through the wooden door.

It is best to consult the campus map to locate our building, and you can also find directions from walkit.com

By bus

Leeds is served by a city centre bus service, which stops near the southern edge of campus. Get off the bus at the stop on Clarendon Way and then use the campus map. For details and timetables of all the other bus services to the University, please visit the Metro website.

By train

Leeds is the mainline station to head for and is both a national and regional transport hub. It connects to all major UK cities and direct trains from London take just over 2 hours – for details see National Rail Enquiries. From Leeds station you can catch the free bus to the University or follow the walking instructions above. Alternatively, take a taxi from the station concourse.

By coach

Leeds coach station is across town from the train station, adjacent to the main bus station. Located on Dyer Street, it is also about a 20 minute walk from the University. For services and timetables see the National Express website.

By car

Leeds is situated just north of the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just west of the A1 (M). The M621 runs within 1km of the city centre, providing access from Leeds to the M1 and the M62. Like many city centres, there is a one-way system - the City Centre Loop - a clockwise route around the main shopping areas. This can be confusing for first time visitors, so it pays to study your route in advance. Please refer to the Leeds city centre map for details and for real-time traffic and travel information, visit www.leedstravel.info


Parking on campus is very limited. Visitor parking is available on a first-come first-served basis at the main University entrance at a cost of £5 per day. An alternative is the multi-storey car park on Woodhouse Lane.

By taxi

It is a relatively short taxi ride from Leeds city station to the Parkinson Building. You can then follow the walking instructions above.

Car clubs

Pay-as-you-go motoring is a relatively new but growing alternative. City Car Club has cars available in Leeds and other major cities in the UK.

By air

Leeds Bradford International is the closest airport, about 7 miles from the University. To make your way to Lifton Villas from this airport, please see the options listed here. Alternatively, trains from Manchester airport to Leeds take around 80 minutes or 3+ hours from airports near London.