How to Find Us

The IAH is based on the Campus for Ageing and Vitality (formerly Newcastle General Hospital) with satellite groups in the Medical School and International Centre for Life.

Directions within the Campus for Ageing and Vitality site:

NGH schematic map

Key: (schematic map: not to scale - not all buildings and site roads shown)

Ageing Research Laboratories:

  • Bio - Henry Wellcome Laboratory for Biogerontology
  • Edwardson Building

BRB - Biomedical Research Centre Building

WRC - Wolfson Research Centre (now used by Academic Psychiatry)
NMRC - Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre
CARU - Clinical Ageing Research Unit

CfHE - Centre for the Health of the Elderly

White arrows indicate traffic one-way system
Yellow arrows - entrances to buildings
Download a printable copy of this site map (PDF: 74 KB)

As a result of the Newcastle hospitals redevelopments, most acute services have now been moved from the former NGH to RVI and Freeman Hospitals. Full details can be found on the NUTH Trust website.

Travel Directions


We are about a mile west of the city centre and 2 miles east of the A1/A69 junction. For access to the Newcastle University buildings in the Academic Quarter, the best entrance is from the north of the CAV site using the Studley Terrace entrance.

Sat-Nav postcode - NE4 5PL (or NE4 6BE on older systems)

A limited amount of pay-and-display parking is available on site (cost £1.10 an hour).

A map showing the surrounding streets can be found at


The Campus for Ageing and Vitality is well served by buses from the city centre:

  • from Eldon Square (Blackett Street) use route 12 to Nunsmoor Road, or routes 39 and 40 to Westgate Road.
  • from Central Station use routes 10 or 38 to Westgate Road.

Newcastle Central Station is 5 minutes away by taxi or bus routes 10 or 38. Trains to London are frequent (at least hourly) and fast (journey time about 3 hours).


Newcastle International Airport is 15 minutes away by taxi.

Other Information about Newcastle

You can also find travel directions to the city and maps of the central campus on the Newcastle University website.