The conference will take place at the University's Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH.
Throughout the three-day conference, we’ll host a series of performances, networking and social events. You can also explore the best that the city of Portsmouth has to offer, you could discover the city’s rich history, explore the famous Historic Dockyard or climb the landmark Spinnaker Tower.
Plan your journey to and from Portsmouth
The closest station to Portland building is Portsmouth Harbour. It’s an 8-minute walk from the building.
Portsmouth & Southsea station is a 12-minute walk, and Fratton station is a 28-minute walk.
There are daily direct trains from London Waterloo and London Victoria (2 hours), and regular services from Southampton, Bournemouth, Chichester and Brighton. We’re only a 2-hour journey away from Bristol too.
Take the M275 into Portsmouth (signed 'Portsmouth West') whether approaching from the east (A3(M)/A27) or the west (M27 Junction 12). Ignore the junctions signed to Southsea and Hilsea.
Parking in the city
If you want to park in the city, follow signs for 'Historic Waterfront/Seafront' from the end of the M275. This takes you across 3 roundabouts to traffic lights by Unicorn Gate (entrance to the naval dockyard) and St John's Cathedral.
Car parks and limited on-street parking is available in the city centre for a small charge, but spaces fill up quickly.
If you have an electric car, there are a number of charging points around the city that you can use. You can find the locations for all of the points using the carwow interactive tool.
If you're travelling to Portsmouth from one of the major London airports, taxis are fairly expensive, costing between £100 and £200. For this reason, we don't recommend taking a taxi for your journey. If you do choose to take a taxi, you should book it in advance to get the best offers possible. Once you arrive in Portsmouth, taxis are common and journeys will generally cost no more than £15 to £20.
Places to stay in Portsmouth
There are many different places you can stay during your time in Portsmouth, including:
- Ibis Hotel
- Premier Inn City Centre
- Premier Inn Dockyard
- Premier Inn Southsea
- Queens Hotel, Southsea
- Royal Maritime Club Portsmouth - Conference guests who stay at this hotel can receive 10% discount when they book through the Royal Maritime Club website, and reference the PlasticsFuture 2023 conference in the notes section. The discount will be applied on arrival.