University of chester riverside campus

University of chester riverside campus

More about the campus

     The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-basesd Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care.

The University took ownership of the former County Hall in Chester in 2010 and transformed it into the Riverside Campus building, which provides exceptionally high quality and state-of-the-art facilities for its two resident faculties. This iconic building in the centre of Chester is just a 20-minute walk from the main Chester Campus.

Riverside Campus houses the Library collections for Education and Children’s Services and Health and Social Care students along with several IT laboratories for ‘open access’ and teaching use. All of the teaching spaces are equipped with high-grade audiovisual technology and provide an excellent learning experience.

In addition, Riverside Campus provides a 192-seat lecture theatre, containing raked seating and a widescreen capable of showing Blu-ray and HD films.

Dining@Dee, Riverside’s own café and coffee shop, serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious meals. Meanwhile, the Student Space provides social, group work and discussion space for students, with hot and cold drinks vending machines and snack machines available, and students are able to eat their own food here.

University of chester riverside campus

How to find Riverside Campus

By Car (Sat Nav – CH1 1SL)

The Riverside Campus is in Chester City Centre and is accessible via all of the main routes into Chester.

From the A5116/Liverpool Road

Take the third exit at the Fountains Roundabout onto the A5268/St Martins Way (signposted North Wales, All through Traffic). Continue forward down St Martins Way, through several sets of traffic lights and onto Nicholas Street until reaching another major roundabout (the Grosvenor Road Roundabout). At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the A483 (signposted North Wales, Lache, Saltney). Turn left onto Castle Drive (this turning can be found immediately following a set of traffic lights with the Racecourse on your right). Once on Castle Drive you will see a long-stay pay and display car park on your right (the little Roodee Car Park costs £3.00 for up to 3 hours and £4.90 for 3 to 6 hours). Exiting the car park on foot and continuing along Castle Drive (with the river on your right), Riverside is 200 yards on your left.

If you are visiting on an Open Day, parking arrangements may be different. Please visit our Open Day Pages to check the details for the day.

University of chester riverside campus

From the A56/Hoole Way

At the roundabout at the end of the A56, take the third exit signposted North Wales, All through Traffic. At the next roundabout, take the second exit signposted North Wales, All through Traffic, and then follow the instructions from St Martins Way in the A5116 directions above.

From the A51

Turn left into Grosvenor Park Road and follow the A5268 round in the direction of the A483/North Wales/Wrexham. After approximately 1/2 mile on the A5268 (Vicar’s Lane/Pepper Street/Grosvenor Street), at the Grosvenor Road Roundabout take the second exity onto the A483 (signposted North Wales, Lache, Saltney). take the first left onto Castle Drive, and then follow the instructions from Castle Drive in the A5116 directions above.