Medway

Directions

Kent's Medway campus is close to the towns of Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham. The region is steeped in history and rich in maritime heritage with Rochester's splendid castle and cathedral and The Historic Dockyard, Chatham. The area is in north Kent, just 45 minutes by fast train from London and 75 minutes by train from the Channel ports.

A vibrant campus less than 45 minutes from London (St Pancras) by train, with innovative buildings and facilities. At Medway you can expect outstanding teaching, learning and leisure, and an exceptional level of personal support.

Transport links

How to get here:

By road:

From London, the North and East Anglia (via M25 clockwise) and from the West and South-West (via M25 anticlockwise): Leave M25 at junction 2 signposted A2 Canterbury, where the A2 becomes the M2 at junction 1 leave the motorway and continue on the A2 signposted Gillingham. Follow the brown anchor signs for the Historic Dockyard and Chatham Maritime via the A289 and the Medway Tunnel. Take the first exit directly after emerging from the tunnel, turn right at the end of slip road, leading up Maritime Way towards Chatham. The campus entrance is the first exit at the next roundabout, signposted Pembroke and Universities at Medway.

From the South-East: Leave M2 at junction 4 signposted Gillingham. Follow the brown anchor signs for the Historic Dockyard and Chatham Maritime via the A278, A2 and A289. Take the last exit just before the Medway Tunnel, signposted Chatham and Historic Dockyard. At the end of the slip road, turn left up Maritime Way towards Chatham. The campus entrance is the first exit at the next roundabout, signposted Pembroke and Universities at Medway.

Car parking

Applicant Days

Historic Dockyard car park
Chatham Historic Dockyard (marked ‘overflow parking’ on the campus guide) is across the roundabout outside the main entrance to the campus and is used for visitor parking on Applicant Days. From the roundabout outside the campus entrance (at the junction of Maritime Way and Dock Road) take the exit signposted for the Historic Dockyard. Continue up Western Avenue, passing the Travel Lodge hotel on your left, and take the first exit at the next roundabout. This will lead you into the Historic Dockyard car park.
Satellite navigation: The postcode for the Historic Dockyard car park is ME4 4TY.

To walk to the campus main entrance from the Historic Dockyard car park: follow the marked pedestrian route out of the Historic Dockyard to the roundabout and cross Dock Road at the pedestrian crossing. The main campus entrance is by the roundabout at the bottom of Dock Road. Walk onto the main campus and follow signs for the Pilkington Building.

Visitors with restricted mobility can park in the Drill Hall Library car park on the main campus. The entrance to the car park is guarded by a barrier, to gain access you will need to press the button on the barrier and speak to the attendant. On entry, turn right and drive to the far end of the car park for the Pilkington Building.

Journalism Selection Days and Social Work Stage 2 Selection Days

Limited visitor parking is available in the Drill Hall Library car park on the main campus. If full, follow directions above for the Historic Dockyard and walking directions to the main campus entrance. Walk onto the main campus and follow signs for the Gillingham Building.

Visitors with restricted mobility are advised to refer to the accessible parking information below for directions to the Gillingham Building.

Other visitor parking

Drill Hall Library car park
Enter the Medway campus via the main entrance on Maritime Way, immediately bear left into Pembroke Road and continue along into North Road (beware of the speed bumps). Continue to the end of North Road, passing the back of the Pilkington Building, and the long library building on your right, pass the Rowan Williams Building on your left and turn right into the entrance of the Drill Hall car park. The entrance is guarded by a barrier, to gain access you will need to press the button on the barrier and speak to the attendant.
Satellite navigation: The postcode for Drill Hall Library car park is ME4 4EU.

Historic Dockyard car park (overflow parking)
Chatham Historic Dockyard (marked ‘overflow parking’ on the campus guide) is across the roundabout outside the main entrance to the campus. From the roundabout outside the campus entrance (at the junction of Maritime Way and Dock Road) take the exit signposted for the Historic Dockyard. Continue up Western Avenue, passing the Travel Lodge hotel on your left, and take the first exit at the next roundabout. This will lead you into the Historic Dockyard car park. An all-day parking fee is payable (unless a University permit is displayed in which case no fee is required).
Satellite navigation: The postcode for the Historic Dockyard car park is ME4 4TY.

To walk to the campus main entrance from the Historic Dockyard car park:
follow the marked pedestrian route out of the Historic Dockyard to the roundabout and cross Dock Road at the pedestrian crossing. The main campus entrance is by the roundabout at the bottom of Dock Road.

Visitors with restricted mobility are advised to refer to the accessible parking information below for directions to the relevant building.

Accessible parking for visitors with restricted mobility

For the Gillingham, Medway and Rochester Buildings: Arrive at the campus through the main entrance on Dock Road, proceed to the gatehouse. Staff will direct you along Central Avenue (upper level) to the accessible parking bays, situated near to the University of Kent Medway Building. Please ensure that your blue badge is visible. Visitors with restricted mobility can reserve a parking bay near to the Medway Building by contacting medwaycentraladmin@kent.ac.uk or 01634 888801.
Satellite navigation: The postcode for the Medway Building is ME4 4AG.

For the Pilkington Building: Use the Drill Hall Library car park. On entry, turn right and drive to the far end of the car park.
Satellite navigation: The postcode for Drill Hall Library car park is ME4 4EU.

For the Historic Dockyard: There are accessible parking bays in front of the Admiral Offices, near to the Clock Tower Building.
Satellite navigation: The postcode for the Historic Dockyard is ME4 4TY, contact us in advance for access to the Clock Tower Building through a security barrier.

There are also allocated accessible parking bays at our student accommodation, Liberty Quays.
Satellite navigation: The postcode for Liberty Quays is ME7 1FL.

Applicant Day and Selection Day visitors

Please display your parking permit clearly in the windscreen of your vehicle when driving onto University premises and park in a marked bay. Vehicles displaying this permit will be exempt from Pay & Display. If parking in an accessible parking bay, please ensure your Blue Badge is also visible. Please be aware the permit only covers you to park in the stated designated areas and no other areas on University premises. Failure to park in these areas may result in a parking fine.

By sea:

Calais to Dover - approx 75 minutes by ferry, one hour by Seacat.
P&O Ferries

Dunkerque to Dover - two hours by ferry.
DFDS Seaways (car passengers only)

Dover to Chatham - Direct trains from Dover Priory to Chatham every half hour on weekdays (hourly on Sundays). Journey time approx 70 minutes.
National Rail Enquiries - Southeastern Trains

By air:

London Heathrow; London Underground to London Victoria railway station (50 mins), train to Chatham (55 mins).
Heathrow airport - London Underground - National Rail Enquiries - Southeastern Trains

London Gatwick; Gatwick Express to London Victoria (30 mins four times each hour), train to Chatham (55 mins).
Gatwick airport - Gatwick Express - National Rail Enquiries - Southeastern Trains

London Stansted; Train to Tottenham Hale station (30mins), London Underground to London Victoria (25 mins), train to Chatham (55 mins).
National Rail Enquiries - One Railway - Southeastern Trains

London Luton; Train to London St Pancras railway station (35 mins), London Underground to London Victoria (20 mins), train to Chatham (55 mins).
National Rail Enquiries - Thameslink Trains - Southeastern Trains

The Channel Tunnel

From France and Belgium; take the Eurostar to Ebbsfleet - journey time approx: 2 hours from Paris; 1 hour from Lille; 2 hours from Brussels. Then bus to Gravesend, 10 minutes (check times with Fastrack); then train to Chatham, 20 minutes (check times with Southeastern Trains).
Eurostar - Southeastern Trains - Fastrack

From France (by road/rail) take Le Shuttle from Calais to the Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal. From the terminal, follow signs to London (M20/A20). At Maidstone, take the A229 to Chatham.
EuroTunnel (Le Shuttle) See 'road' information.

By rail:

Go to www.nationalrail.co.uk for rail information. Chatham train station is the most accessible station for the campus and has regular services from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge, Cannon Street, London Victoria, Ramsgate and Dover. Call 08457 484950 for train times and further information. There are various bus stops and a taxi rank outside Chatham train station. A taxi to the campus from the station will take approximately 10 minutes or see local bus information.

A new high speed service is available from London St Pancras to Ebbsfleet International with a journey time of approx 20 minutes. From Ebbsfleet you can catch a connecting train to Chatham which takes approx 20 minutes.

London Victoria to Chatham: Journey time approx 55 minutes.

Dover: Direct trains from Dover Priory to Chatham every half hour on weekdays. Journey time approx 70 minutes.

Ramsgate: Direct trains from Ramsgate to Chatham every half hour on weekdays. Journey time approx 70 minutes.

By bus:

From Chatham train station: Arriva buses 100,190 and 191 leave frequently from the bus stops outside Chatham train station and take approximately 15 minutes to get to the campus. The bus stop for these services is on Dock Road, just outside the campus entrance. This is known as the Chatham Maritime stop or the Compass Centre stop.

From elsewhere in Medway: Arriva bus 116 travels through the Medway campus itself from Chatham waterfront bus station through to Hempstead Valley.

For more bus information, please contact Arriva on 0871 2002233 or visit their website.

Main address

Medway campus,
University of Kent,
Medway Building,
Chatham Maritime,
Kent,
England,
ME4 4AG

Accommodation

Our student accommodation is offered in partnership with Liberty Living:

Liberty Quays,
Blake Avenue,
Gillingham,
Kent,
ME7 1FL

Parking

Visitor parking is available in The Historic Dockyard. An all-day parking fee is payable at the entrance barrier. parking elsewhere is restricted and for permit holders only.

Visitors with restricted mobility can reserve a parking bay by contacting medwaycentraladmin@kent.ac.uk or +44 (0)1634 888801.

Address:
The Historic Dockyard,
Chatham,
Kent,
ME4 4TY

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 01/03/2017