From London Heathrow, you can reach Brighton either by rail (take the underground from Heathrow to Victoria, and a train from Victoria to Brighton) or by bus (several carriers offer services direct from Heathrow to Brighton via Gatwick). The journey time by either route is around 2 hours 30 minutes.
London City airport is also within quite easy reach. Use the underground system to get to Blackfriars station, from where the Thameslink rail service will take you directly to Brighton. The journey is again about 2 hours 30 minutes.
In addition there are local coastal services to Brighton from Southampton and Portsmouth to the west and Newhaven to the east.
From Brighton station, you can either take a taxi (ask for University of Brighton, Watts Building) or a local train on the eastbound coastal route to Moulsecoomb station (second stop - journey time about 5 minutes). This station is right next to the University's Moulsecoomb campus and within walking distance of the Institute. Leave the station on the downhill side and walk down to the main road. Now see On campus below.
Once you reach the outskirts of Brighton, passing under the A27 east-west bypass, continue in towards the town centre. Just past a large park (Preston Park) on the left, you reach a one-way system which takes you left and then right (still following signs for the town centre), under a railway viaduct to a large traffic junction with a fire station on the corner on your left. Turn left here (you have no choice), follow the road up to another set of traffic lights where you go straight on (do not follow the main flow of traffic which turns right here). You will then come to another fairly big junction with a J. Sainsbury supermarket in front of you on the left. Here follow signs for Lewes - essentially straight on through the junction - and you should find yourself on a dual carriageway heading out of town. About half a mile along this road, you will see two office blocks on the left hand side - this is the Moulsecoomb campus, and Watts Building is the nearer of the two blocks.
If you get lost, then from central Brighton follow signs for Lewes, watch out for the junction with the J.Sainsburysupermarket and pick up from there.
Travelling along the coast from the east or west, you can use the M27/A27. However, note that signs to "The Universities" may not be directing you to the right place (Brighton has two universities, one of which has several campuses). From the west, we recommend you leave the A27 turning onto the A23 (towards Brighton), and follow the directions given above. From the east, leave the A27 just past Falmer (which has two University campuses!) on the A270 into Brighton. After a couple of miles of parkland and houses, you will see two office blocks on the right hand side - this is the Moulsecoomb campus, and Watts Building is the further of the two blocks.
Looking at Watts from the Cockcroft side, the entrance to the Institute is a set of glass doors on the ground floor near the left hand end of the building. There is an entry phone to the left of the doors - ring through to our reception and we will let you in. Inside, ascend to the first floor and use a second entry phone to gain entry to the Institute itself!
If for some reason no-one answers the entry phone, the main entrance to the Watts Building is further along to the right. Inside you will find a porters' lodge and they will be able to help you contact someone in the Institute. But don't try this first, as it is not easy to reach the Institute from this entrance.