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Sainsbury Laboratory


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T: +44 (0)1223 761100


Please see our staff directory page for individual email addresses.


Delivery and Postal address

Sainsbury Laboratory
University of Cambridge
47 Bateman Street


Deliveries to SLCU Stores

If you are a courier or delivery looking for the main delivery entrance to our Stores Facility, please enter through the boom gates off 47 Bateman Street and use the intercom to contact Security. Alternatively, use the below coordinates to find the gate on your GPS.

  • Latitude & longitude coordinates: 52°11'41.4"N 0°07'35.6"E
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Visiting SLCU

The Sainsbury Laboratory is not open to the public. All visits must be pre-arranged and supervised by SLCU hosts.


How to find us

Taxi drop-off

Our Taxi drop off area is via the boom gate off 47 Bateman Street. Please provide your driver with the following information to direct them to SLCU:

The Sainsbury Laboratory entrance is on Bateman Street, which is one-way. Turn into Bateman Street off Hills Road. Follow the road to 47 Bateman Street. Turn left into a driveway next to St Mary's School Art Centre and drive straight ahead to black metal boom gate. Use intercom to speak to SLCU Security/Reception.



The Sainsbury Laboratory is located only 1 km, or 0.6 of a mile, from Cambridge Station.

Head west along Station Rd | Turn right at Hills Road (A1307) | Turn left at Bateman Street | Turn left at entrance {#47, before 5th bollard} | Intercom reception or security

After entering the gates, turn left and follow the gravel driveway with a cream wall on your right. The Sainsbury Laboratory is on the right at the end of the drive.

University Map

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Other: cycle/bus/car

    As Cambridge is famous for the number of bicycle users it has the Sainsbury Laboratory has ensured a large area of cycle storage* is available. A guide to the routes and ease of access has been made available by Cambridgeshire Council.
  • BUS
    There are numerous bus services passing or terminating around Bateman Street, details of all these services can be obtained from the Cambridgeshire Bus Info website.
  • CAR
    The easiest way to travel access Cambridge by car is to utilise the Park '&' Ride. Alternatively there is local metered parking.


* Please note that the Sainsbury Laboratory takes no responsibility for loss or damage to vehicles &/or property left on or around its premises.