Future Focused

The Approach will connect businesses with the world in a way few office spaces can rival.

The strategic location of The Approach provides superb connections across many different modes of transport to the local area and beyond.

Faster more frequent rail services

Upon completion and electrification of the Great Western line by the end 2018 the fastest journey time from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington is predicted to be only 79 minutes.

Crossrail / Heathrow link

Crossrail, when open in 2019, will be easily reached from Bristol Parkway via Reading and the proposed Heathrow Link will connect the airport to Reading in just 35 minutes.

The local commute

Staff commuting to The Approach will benefit from Parkway station’s fantastic links to Bristol’s suburban rail network. The station is also a major hub for the local bus network.


Launching in August 2017 the new MetroBus route will stop adjacent to The Approach, and will offer a rapid service connecting key destinations including Cribbs Causeway, the 1 million sq.ft. Regional Shopping Centre, Bristol City Centre and South Bristol. Proposed frequency will be one bus every 6 minutes during peak times.

Motorway access

The Approach is strategically located to provide easy access to three key motorways, the M4, M5 and M32 via a new link road opening 2017 that will provide easier access to the south of Bristol.

Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport is a mere 45 minutes drive from The Approach. It provides easy access to 12 UK cities including Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh and a further 106 within Europe and the rest of the world.

By Rail & Air

By rail

The Approach is only a 500m walk to Bristol Parkway station which provides frequent and direct services to key destinations. Trains to London Paddington from 2018 will run more frequently, journey times are predicted to reduce to 79 minutes and there will be bigger, better trains.

London 79 minutes
Birmingham 72 minutes
Cardiff 38 minutes
Exeter 78 minutes
Bath Spa 28 minutes
Reading 60 minutes
Manchester 2hrs 51 minutes

Sources: www.networkrail.co.uk/westernraillinktoheathrow // Trainline

By air

Bristol Airport connects The Approach nationally and internationally, flying to 118 destinations of which 12 are in the UK, 98 in Europe and 8 to the rest of the world. Bristol Airport is approximately 45 minutes from The Approach Bristol by car.

Bristol MetroBus

The new MetroBus route, due for completion in 2017, will provide a frequent, high quality passenger transport service connecting the key employment hubs in the north of the city with key residential areas in the north and south of the city as well as the city centre. The new route also links into the wider MetroBus network with the South Bristol Link and Ashton Vale to Temple Meads routes. At peak times, there will be a service every 6 minutes, and off peak every 12 minutes which will stop right outside The Approach.

Local buses

Parkway station is a hub for local buses offering 15 services, providing commuters with easy and frequent connections to The Approach.

By road

Within a few minutes drive are the M4, M32 and M5, connecting you to the national motorway network.

London 118 miles 2hrs 14 mins
Manchester 168 miles 2hrs 54 mins
Birmingham 98 miles 1hr 43 mins
Cardiff 44 miles 56 mins
Exeter 83 miles 1hr 33 mins
Bath 17.8 miles 33 mins

source: googlemaps // image credit: Highways England; Creative Commons