Venue and travel
IET Birmingham: Austin Court is located in unique listed building in the canal-side location in the Brindleyplace development at the centre of Birmingham's thriving business district. The building was once a metal and nail merchants, and has been beautifully restored but retains many original features. The historical venue has an fusion of Georgian character and modern technology. Its location is only 5 minutes from major motorway networks and a 15 minute walk from Birmingham's New Street station yet it is able to provide waterside ambiance and surprising tranquillity in in the heart of Birmingham's city bustle.
IET Birmingham: Austin Court, is at 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP.
Please note: There is NO parking available at Austin Court.
Allow 15 - 20 minutes to walk from New Street, around 15 minutes walk from Snow Hill and 20 - 25 minutes walk from Moor Street
The easiest routes are buses to Broad Street or Cambridge Street, where you can then follow the walking directions to IET Birmingham: Austin Court from above through the ICC on Broad Street.
For specific routes, see Travel West Midland’s website for services to Broad Street or type in your own search criteria.
For Midland Metro routes, see the Travel Metro Website.
- From the South-West (M5), leave the motorway at junction 3, follow the A456 towards the city centre
- From the South (M40), South-East (M6) East (M69), or North-East (M42) follow the M6 to Junction 6, then the A38(M) towards the city centre
- From the North-West (M6) or West (M54) follow the M6 either to Junction 7, then the A34 towards Birmingham city centre or to Junction 6, then the A38(M) towards the city centre
By far the easiest, although not the most direct route, is to follow one of the main radial routes towards the city centre. On reaching the Middle Ring Road (A4540), follow this to the junction with the A457 Dudley Road. Spring Hill Library, a Victorian Gothic Terracotta building, is on one corner. Turn towards the City Centre, also signed Convention Centre and Barclaycard Arena (formally the National Indoor Arena) Take the first available right (at traffic lights) into Summer Hill St, at the next roundabout carry straight on up the hill (King Edward's Road).
The Barclaycard Arena and its car parks are on your right. At the top of the hill, the rear wall of IET Birmingham: Austin Court should be visible on the right across the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.
The nearest parking is at the Barclaycard Arena. There is also limited street parking (meters) in side streets opposite the BCA, also on the south side of Broad St (A456).
Other car parks are just past the Birmingham Rep between Cambridge St and Broad Street, and at the end of Cambridge St at the junction of Summer Row (A457), the entrance is in Brindley Drive. As well as being further away, these are generally more expensive than the NIA car park.
Birmingham International Airport
One stop to Birmingham New Street station or various bus routes to the City Centre and Broad Street
East Midlands Airport
National Express coach services run to Birmingham as well as connections to the Mainline Rail Network. The airport is also conveniently for travel to Birmingham via the A42 road connection.
Downloadable location map and walking map