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Sat Nav post code: M4 7JA.
Street Address: AWOL Studios, Hope Mill, Pollard Street, Manchester

Directions by car

Creative Art Courses is based in Ancoats, Manchester.  You will find me close to the city centre.  Approach from the Alan Turing Way if arriving from the North or from Trinity Way if coming via the city centre or the south. Access to Pollard Street is via Beswick street only. Have a good look at the map, and please don’t rely on your sat nav only as Pollard street is now a cul de sac due to the Metrolink line cutting across the street.

AWOL Studios are in Hope Mill just past Kimgary Fabrics. Keep an eye out for Hope Mill Theatre who are also based at Hope Mill.  When arriving at the Mill you will see the empty grassed area opposite, a yellow banner for AWOL Studios, and heavy black metal gates framing a driveway with access to the car park and Mill entrance. There is no visible sign that says Hope Mill – so take a good look at the photo below so you know what the Mill looks like! The car park is accessible down the drive on your right. Please park courteously.

Directions via train and/or Metrolink

If travelling from outside Manchester you will arrive at either Piccadilly or Victoria stations. Hope Mill is a 20 min walk from Picadilly station.  There is a Metrolink connection at both mainline stations.
When travelling on the Metrolink, alight at New Islington on the Ashton Line.  This is a short 3 min walk (about 450 paces!).  You can take a Metrolink from either mainline train station. New Islington is included in the ‘city centre’ group of Metrolink stations and may be included as part of your train ticket – check your ticket details.

Plan your journey from anywhere in the country on the T4GM and Metrolink websites.
Please check Metrolink website for travel restrictions as there is major development/construction work underway at present.

Directions by bus

Plan your journey and get timetables on the T4GM website.

 

Arrive by Metrolink.  We're a very short walk away.  Just 450 paces!
Arrive by Metrolink. We’re a very short walk away. Just 450 paces!
Keep an eye out for our distinctive black gates.  Go down the drive and you'll see the car park on your right.
Keep an eye out for our distinctive black gates. Go down the drive and you’ll see the car park on your right.
The Big Black door in the corner is your way in.  It should be locked when you arrive so give me a ring and I'll come down to let you in.
The Big Black door in the corner is your way in. It should be locked when you arrive so give me a ring and I’ll come down to let you in.