Milton Keynes training centre

Summary

Summary

  • Gloucester House, 399 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH
  • Town centre location.
  • 10 minute drive from M1 J14.
  • Parking available in front of building and adjoining roads. Standard tariff 50p per hour.
  • Short walk from Milton Keynes Central train and bus stations. Train from London Euston: 35 minutes.
  • London Luton airport: 25 miles.
  • Tel: 01908 597084.

Covid-19 information

The front entrance to the building is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please make your way to the rear of the building (off North Sixth Street, through the rear car park), and call the reception on 01908 303600. The receptionist will then come to meet you. (Full details are provided on signs on the front and back entrances if you don’t have this information to hand.)

Please wear a face mask before entering our building.

As you enter the building, please sanitise your hands. If you use the NHS COVID-19 app, please scan the QR code as part of the NHS testing and contact tracing programme.

The receptionist will then direct you to our training room. We’re on the second floor. Please be aware there’s a one-way system in operation on the stairs. (The stairs at the back of the building are to go up, and the stairs at the front of the building ar to go down.) There’s also a one-person-at-a-time rule in place for the lift.

Please continue to wear a mask at all times when moving around the centre’s general areas and our training room. You don’t need to wear a mask whilst sitting down at your desk.

At the back of the training room, there’s a refreshment area offering tea, coffee, chilled water and biscuits. We ask that only one person at a time be present in this area.

For further details, see Covid-19 measures.

 

Directions and further details

Directions and further details

Gloucester House, 399 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH.

Gloucester House is situated on the corner of Silbury Boulevard and North Sixth Street:

Gloucester House - Armada training centre Milton Keynes

We’re close to the Police Station and Courts:

Map for Armada Training Centre, Milton Keynes

Train/bus

To walk from Milton Keynes Central train and bus stations (¾ mile, 15 minutes approx.):

  1. Walk to the road running in front of the train station/bus station concourse; this is Elder Gate.
  2. At Elder Gate turn left and walk to the end of the road. You are now on Silbury Boulevard.
  3. Turn right on to Silbury Boulevard. Gloucester House is approximately ½ mile along Silbury Boulevard, number 399 on the left-hand side. See a street view.

Car

To drive from M1 junction 14 (4 miles away):

  1. At the motorway roundabout take the A509, signposted Central Milton Keynes.
  2. At next roundabout (Northfield) take the third exit, again signposted Central Milton Keynes, remaining on the A509.
  3. Proceed along the A509 (H5 Portway) for 1 mile, continuing straight on at Pineham roundabout, passing Wlllen Lake and continuing straight on at Pagoda roundabout.
  4. At the next roundabout, North Overgate, turn left onto Overgate.
  5. At the next roundabout, Cricket Green, turn right into Silbury Boulevard.
  6. Gloucester House is approximately 1¼ miles along Silbury Boulevard. As you drive along Silbury Boulevard you go past several roundabouts and traffic light junctions. You will see the Library and Council offices on your right and then cross Saxon Gate, a main road. We are 100 yards past Saxon Gate, number 399 on the right-hand side.

See a street view.

Car parking

Parking is available along Silbury Boulevard in front of Gloucester House, although it does get filled quickly. Arrive early if you want to get a Pink space (standard tariff) at 50p per hour. Red spaces (premium tariff) are £2.00 per hour.

If all standard tariff spaces on Silbury Boulevard are taken, you can usually find one on the road along the side of the building (North Sixth Street) or the back of the building (North Row).

Parking can be paid for in the following ways:
– Cash at a roadside machine.
– Card on the phone.
– Using the RingGo app, available for download at the App Store, Play Store or Windows Store.
– Online at www.myringgo.co.uk.

There are three disabled spaces for blue badge holders in front of Gloucester House.

Local taxis

Milton Keynes Taxi’s – 01908 585 656
MK City Taxi’s – 01908 766 111
Skyline Taxi’s – 01908 222 111

Disabled Access

Full disabled access is available.

Air

The closest airport is London Luton, which is 25 miles away. Heathrow airport is 54 miles and Birmingham airport is 63 miles.

Accommodation

Accommodation

easyHotel MK9 2AH. Next to our centre.

Jurys Inn MK9 2HP. ¼ mile.

Travelodge at The Hub MK9 2EA. ¼ mile.

Travelodge Central MK9 1AL, ⅓ mile.

Holiday Inn MK Central MK9 2HQ, ⅓ mile.

Premier Inn MK9 2EA, ⅔ mile.

Peartree Lodge Waterside MK9 3BX, 2½ miles.

Holiday Inn Express MK15 OYA, 3 miles, close to M1 J14

Local B&B

City Central (⅓ mile)

Beech Cottage (2 miles)

 

It's business as usual during lockdown. All centres remain open for in-class courses. See Training during lockdown.