Venue

The Diamond

LS16 will be based at The Diamond, the University of Sheffield’s largest ever investment in teaching and learning which opened its doors to students and staff in September 2015. This stunning new building has already created a fantastic place for modern interdisciplinary teaching, generating interest from all over the world. It won the Design through Innovation award in the 2016 Yorkshire and Humber Region Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors awards.

Getting here

The city of Sheffield is located in the county of Yorkshire and is easily accessible from most major cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester and York.

The main point of access is from the city’s railway station which is located in the heart of the city centre and a short walk from The Diamond.

The nearest international airport to Sheffield is Manchester Airport which connects to more than 200 destinations worldwide by 70 different airlines. The airport also has its own railway station meaning visitors can easily catch the 1 hour train directly into Sheffield.

Once in Sheffield, most of the city centre hotels are within walking distance of the railway station. You can also get the Blue Line tram (destination Malin Bridge) from the station to The University of Sheffield stop, which is just a few minutes walk from The Diamond.

If you are traveling by car there are pay and display car parks close to The Diamond on Brook Hill and Broad Lane or you can pre-book your parking at Q-Park at Rockingham St.

The Location

Known the world over as “The Steel City”, Sheffield was famed for its industry in the heyday of the 1900’s and remains a city of innovation to this day. However the smoking chimney stacks are no more and instead you’ll find a green, modern cityscape set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park.

Useful links

The Outdoor City

Sheffield Culture Guide

Visit Sheffield

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