Footways are provided on both sides of Lewes Road, creating a safe pedestrian route towards the centre of Brighton to the south. Approximately 55 metres south of Sound Rooms a signalised pedestrian crossing offers safe access to shops and services on the western side of Lewes Road as well as the northbound bus stops.
Cycleways are provided along both sides of Lewes Road and benefit from grade separated crossings in the vicinity of the site. The route operates between Lewes to the north and central Brighton to the south. Sound Rooms is in close proximity to National Cycle Network route 20 which can be joined via St Peter’s Place approximately 1.7 kilometres south of the site. Route 20 operates between Brighton and Wandsworth.
With regard to cycle parking, there are 4 Sheffield stands and an additional 26 short-stay cycle parking stands to cater for both Student Castle residents and visitors to Sound Rooms.
The nearest bus stops to Sound Rooms are the Coombe Road and Lewes Road Bus Garage stops, which are located immediately west of the building and are served by a total of 13 routes (detailed below) to destinations including the centre of Brighton, Hove, Falmer and Brighton rail station. All of the aforementioned services are operated by the Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company. It should also be noted that they all offer wheelchair access.
|23||Brighton Marina – County Hospital – Universities||Every 30 minutes||Every 30 minutes||Every hour|
|24||Hollingbury – Coldean – Brighton||Every 20 minutes||Every 20 minutes||Every 20 minutes|
|25||Portslade – Hove – Brighton - Universities||Every 6 minutes||Every 7-8 minutes||Every 12 minutes|
|48||Brighton – Lower Bevendean||Every 15 minutes||Every 20 minutes||Every 30 minutes|
|49||Portslade – Hove – Brighton – East Moulsecoomb||Every 9 minutes||Every 9 minutes||Every 15-25 minutes|
|50U||Brighton – Hollingdean – University of Sussex – Falmer Station||Every hour||No service||No service|
The nearest rail station is Moulsecoomb station located approximately 800 metres north of Sound Rooms via Lewes Road. The station operates services every 20-30 minutes between Brighton and Eastbourne.
Brighton station is located approximately 2.2 kilometres south west of Sound Rooms and can be accessed via bus services as well as services from Moulsecoomb station. Brighton station benefits from routes to destinations including Bedford, Eastbourne and London Victoria, details of which can be found below.
|Bedford||Brighton – London St Pancras – Luton – Airport Parkway – Flitwick - Bedford||2 per hour||2 per hour||2 per hour|
|Eastbourne||Brighton – Moulsecoomb – Lewes – Berwick – Hampden Park - Eastbourne||2 per hour||2 per hour||1 per hour|
|London Victoria||Brighton – Gatwick Airport – East Croydon – London Victoria||4 per hour||4 per hour||No direct service|
|London Bridge||Brighton – Haywards Heath – Gatwick Airport – East Croydon – London Bridge||2 per hour||2 per hour||2 per hour|
There is a loading bay in front of the Student Castle reception, where drop-off activity for Sound Rooms may take place. Please note that Sound Rooms has a separate entrance, just south of the Student Castle entrance.
Alternatively there are opportunities for drop-off to take place on Coombe Road. There is a row of parking on the eastern side of Coombe Road which permits parking for up to one hour between 09:00-18:00 hours Monday to Saturday. There is no limit to parking duration during the evening.
Many of the roads surrounding/behind Sound Rooms are residential streets. Most streets are part of Zone U which includes parking restrictions (permit holders only) between the hours of 10:00-11:00am and 17:00-18:00pm, Monday-Friday. At weekends, there is free parking available but please be aware of restrictions and check signage when parking.
Local Highway Network: Lewes Road is a two-way carriageway with dedicated bus lanes on both sides. Lewes Road is subject to a 30mph speed restriction and offers connections to the A27 to the north and the A23 to the south.