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Locksbrook Campus – Bath Spa University

Our state-of-the-art Locksbrook Campus is a truly inspirational place for creativity to flourish.

Located next to the River Avon in Bath city centre, Locksbrook is an open-plan building with technical workshops surrounded by flexible studio spaces, as well as spacious social areas.

It's a few minutes' walk from Bath Spa student accommodation on Lower Bristol Road, which is 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 this inspirational space, in which our students and staff come together to design, make, do, create and learn.

Travelling to Locksbrook

By car

Car parking spaces at Locksbrook Campus are limited and are for staff use only. We encourage staff to use public transport wherever possible and not to park on the streets surrounding the building.

Students are directed to park at the Bath Spa University Sports Ground car park on Lower Bristol Road. Students at Locksbrook will need to apply for a Stothert and Pitt Parking Permit through the apphub. There are two options:

  • a lump sum permit which is a one-off payment of £120 per year, or
  • a validation permit which is an initial payment of £10 followed by a £1 payment per day, paid via the JustPark app. This permit entitles drivers to park at either Newton Park or the sports ground/Stothert and Pitt car park.

When parking at the sports ground, students will be able to catch the U5 bus to Locksbrook Campus free of charge. To access the free of charge service, please contact once you've paid for your permit. You'll then be given a unique access code to use on the mTicket app. The free code will only work on the service between the sports ground/Stothert and Pitt car park and Locksbrook Campus, and return journeys.

During Open Days and Offer Holder Days, all parking on campus is reserved for Blue Badge holders. Parking information for the event can be found in your pre-event emails.

For more information about student parking, please see our terms and conditions.

By bus

The U5 service takes you from the centre of Bath to Newton Park. Locksbrook Campus is just a short walk from the Burnham Road bus stop.

By train

Oldfield Park station is about a 15 minute walk from Locksbrook Campus.

By bike

The Bristol to Bath cycle path runs alongside Locksbrook Campus.

If you’re planning to cycle to campus, please read our bicycle parking terms and conditions.


For information about accessibility on-site, please view our accessibility guide or contact our student support team.


Bath School of Art, Film and Media and Bath School of Design, Locksbrook Rd, Bath, BA1 3EL

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