Our state-of-the-art Locksbrook Campus is truly stunning.
Located next to the River Avon in Bath city centre, the open-plan building has technical workshops surrounded by open, flexible studio spaces, as well as large, open social areas. An amazingly inspirational place for you to flourish.
Locksbrook Campus is in a central location in the city, and is virtually next door to Bath Spa student accommodation on the Lower Bristol Road, reached via a pedestrian bridge across the River. The riverside cycle path connecting our Newton Park campus to Bath’s railway and bus stations also borders the site, making it easily accessible from further afield.
Locksbrook has received both a RIBA South West Award and RIBA National Award, recognising and celebrating what an amazingly inspirational space it is to come together to design, make, do, create and learn in.
Bath School of Art, Film and Media and Bath School of Design, Locksbrook Rd, Bath, BA1 3EL
An iconic building in Bath
Originally designed by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1976, Bath Spa University has spent the last few years revitalising this Grade II listed building, and creating a new history for this iconic building. Grimshaw Architects have worked closely with Bath Spa University to transform the building into an extraordinary facility for artists and designers to flourish.
The new building is open-plan, with large, adaptable spaces. It has a permanent gallery for the display of artwork, as well as a café. There are large, open social areas with open-access computer facilities, presentation spaces, a rooftop pavilion for reflection and project work, plus an art shop that will promote student and graduate work.
Locksbrook Campus has a range of accommodation options - there’s Twerton Mill, Charlton Court and Waterside Court on Lower Bristol Road, as well as accommodation in Bath city centre.
There are 68 car parking spaces and a permit will be needed to use them. We encourage staff and students to use public transport wherever possible and not to park on the streets surrounding the building.
Driving from Bath
Locksbrook Campus is located on the West side of Bath. The postcode is BA1 3EL. From Bath city centre follow the A4 Upper Bristol Road out of Bath towards Bristol. Follow the road until it turns into Newbridge Road. Turn left down Station Road until you come to Locksbrook Road and Locksbrook Campus will be directly in front of you.
If you plan on taking the U5 bus service managed by First Bus, the most up-to-date info is on our getting around page. The U5 bus is great for connecting you to the city centre and the Lower Bristol Road where many of our student accommodation is and also our new Locksbrook Campus.
We also have a free University run inter-site shuttle bus service connecting our campuses. You can reach Newton Park, Sion Hill and Locksbrook using this bus service.
Bristol Airport is the closest airport to Bath, it’s about 20 miles away. You can fly to Bristol from most major cities, including Edinburgh, Paris, Brussels, Dublin, Amsterdam and New York.
To travel from Bristol Airport to our Locksbrook campus, you can take an Airport Bus to Bristol Temple Meads railway station and then hop on a train to Bath Spa railway train station. Alternatively you can take a taxi directly from the airport to Locksbrook.
You can also fly to London Heathrow, London Stansted, or London Gatwick and take a train to London Paddington railway station. From here you can travel onwards to Bath Spa railway station.
Bath’s Clean Air Zone
Bath’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) currently operates in the city centre. Please be aware that when visiting us, you may have to pay a charge if you drive through the zone to get to us.
Private cars and motorbikes will not be charged in Bath’s CAZ but vehicles such as vans, taxis, light goods vehicles and some campers and Land Rovers may be charged if they do not meet required emission standards.