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OceanMind is located within the Satellite Applications Catapult.
Directions our office are detailed below or can be downloaded here.
Directions by Road
OceanMind is located within the Satellite Applications Catapult. There is free car parking next to the Electron Building.
From the A34 (Northbound)
Exit the A34 at Chilton Junction, branch left (signposted, Wantage), then merge onto the A4185. At the next roundabout take the first exit (signposted Harwell Business Centre, RAL, NRPB). Go straight across two mini roundabouts and the Electron Building can be found on the right-hand side opposite the Diamond Light Source building.
From the A34 (Southbound)
Exit the A34 at the Milton Interchange Junction, the A4130 (A417) exit signposted Milton, Chilton, Didcot and Wantage. At the roundabout take the fourth exit signposted A4130 Wantage, Steventon, Drayton, Harwell. Follow this road for one and a half miles and continue straight on at the Rowstock roundabout onto the A4185. After about two miles turn right at the roundabout onto Fermi Avenue (signposted Harwell Business Centre, RAL, NRPB). Go straight across two mini roundabouts and the Electron Building can be found on the right-hand side opposite the Diamond Light Source building.
From Heathrow Airport
Take the M4 motorway towards Slough, Reading and the West. Continue as far as Junction 13 and then head North for about 8 miles on the A34 towards Oxford and follow the directions given above (A34 Northbound).
From Gatwick Airport
Take the M23 to London and Guildford. At Junction 7/8 join the M25 to Heathrow and Watford. At junction 15, take the M4 towards Slough, Reading and the West, and continue to junction 13. Head North for about 8 miles and follow the directions given above (A34 Northbound).
The nearest railway station is Didcot Parkway, served by trains from London Paddington.
You can get information on trains and timetables from National Rail:
- Timetable information
- Telephone Enquiries: +44 (0)8457 48 49 50
The Satellite Applications Catapult runs a direct shuttle service between Didcot Parkway station and the Electron Building twice a day.
By Taxi or Bus
The journey to OceanMind is approximately 10-15 minute drive by taxi or bus from Didcot Parkway train station and approximately a 25-minute journey from Oxford train station.
For further information, visit the Thames Travel website.
There is a dedicated bus service from Didcot Parkway Station to the Harwell Campus, for further information please visit: http://www.thames-travel.co.uk/connector/
Information on cycle routes, shelters, showers and changing facilities is available on the Harwell Bicycle Users Group website.