South West: Directions and Access

Access to HLF offices at Balliol House

here is level access to the building from Barnfield Road and Southernhay East. Our office is on the third floor. Accessible toilets are also on the third floor. If you have any questions or concerns about access, please speak to the HLF officer you are meeting with.

Directions for train, road and parking to:

Heritage Lottery Fund
3rd Floor, Balliol House
Southernhay Gardens
Exeter
EX1 1NP  

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If you have any problems with directions please contact the main office number 01392 223 950.

Buses

There are a number of buses that come into the city centre. For more information visit the Stagecoach website.

By train 

Our office is about 30 minutes walk from Exeter St David’s Station. Buses run on a frequent basis outside of the station (Route Number H, City Centre – RD& E Hospital). Below are walking directions from Exeter St David’s Station:

  • Leave the station and walk straight ahead until you reach the pedestrian crossing. Straight across and go up the steps leading to St David’s Hill. Turn right and proceed up the hill towards the mini roundabout. 
  • The road will bear to the left at the mini roundabout, and become Hele Road. Walk along Hele Road towards the statue. Bear right, walking towards the clock tower roundabout. At the Clock Tower take the third exit (Queen Street) with the tall office building which used to be the Job Centre (National House) on the left hand side of the road.
  • Keep walking straight ahead to the end of this road, eventually passing Central Station on your left and the Thistle Hotel followed by the pillared entrance to the Guildhall Shopping Centre on your right.
  • At the end of Queen Street, with Marks and Spencer’s on your right hand side, turn left and walk up the main high street until you reach Russell and Bromley on your right hand side. Turn right into Princesshay (pedestrian area) and carry on past Debenhams on your left.
  • Carry on forward until you reach the end  of the pedestrian area, where you will intersect with Southernhay.
  • Carry on straight ahead (Barnfield Road) until you reach the Barnfield Theatre on your right.
  • Immediately after the theatre you will arrive at the Forum office building, which has an archway beneath it leading into Southernhay Gardens.
  • Go underneath the archway. Balliol House is the red bricked building with a ramp outside, the first detached building on the left after the Forum.    

By car

East A30 from Honiton to Exeter

If travelling from the East on the A30, carry on that road following the signs for the City on to the B3183 which you will follow all the way into Exeter (although the name of the road changes from Honiton Road, East Wonford Hill, Fore Street) for at least three miles. After about two and a half miles, you will see the Church of the Blessed Sacrament on the right and the road will fork soon after this at some traffic lights. Don’t fork left; keep to the right, continuing along the B3183. Eventually, you will pass Pyramid Swimming baths on your left on the approach to a roundabout. Take the first exit into Western Way, then the first left and immediately left again into the Fairpark car park. There are alternative car parks at the top and bottom of Southernhay.  

East M5

If travelling from the East on the M5, leave the motorway at Junction 29, following the slip road and the signs to Exeter on to the B3183 which you will follow all the way into Exeter (although the name of the road changes from Honiton Road, East Wonford Hill, Fore Street) for at least three miles. After about two and a half miles, you will see the Church of the Blessed Sacrament on the right and the road will fork soon after this at some traffic lights. Don’t fork left; keep to the right, continuing along the B3183. Eventually, you will pass Pyramid Swimming baths on your left on the approach to a roundabout.  Take the first exit into Western Way, then the first left and immediately left again into the Fairpark car park. There are alternative car parks at the top and bottom of Southernhay.

West A30 

If travelling from Cornwall on A30 (not via Plymouth), follow the signs to Okehampton , then Exeter, leaving the A30 at the Alphington Junction (A377). Down the slip road, take the first exit at the roundabout and carry straight on following City Centre signs (passing Sainsburys on the right).   

You will come to the Riverside Leisure Centre on the left at Exe Bridges. After the first set of lights by the Leisure Centre, the road divides into several lanes. Take the second lane from the left marked City, ahead of you will be a Health Shop. Don’t take the first exit into Okehampton Street;  you need to cross over the River Exe following signs to Inner Bypass. You will go under a road bridge and drive up Western Way.

Go straight on, passing the Magdalen Chapter Hotel on your right. The road bears left and you take a right turn which brings you to a long stay car park (Fairpark) immediately on your left. There are alternative car parks at the top and bottom of Southernhay.

Car parking

Directions from Fairpark long stay car park:
  • Once parked, walk to the far end of the car park, up the steps, turn right and cross the road at the lights at the junction of Barnfield Road. Carry on up the road to the archway beneath the Forum office building. Go underneath the archway. Balliol House is the red bricked building with a ramp outside, the first detached building on the left after the Forum.

Please note, parking is not available outside Balliol House or on the Southernhay Gardens estate. However, there are a number of car parks in the city centre. 

Blue Badge parking scheme

Whilst there are no bays available at Balliol House, there is a drop off point once you have gone under the archway into Southernhay Gardens. Exeter City Council operates a Blue Badge parking scheme and have bays intended for disabled badge holders. View a list of current bays on the Exeter Council website.

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