Venue & Travel Info

Venue Address:

National Exhibition Centre
North Avenue
Marston Green
B40 1NT
Telephone: 0121 780 4141



Travel Information:  
Travel by road

We recommend using the postcode B40 1NT. The NEC will be clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6. When you arrive at the NEC do not follow your satnav, but instead follow the signs for Grand Designs Live. The NEC has over 16,500 parking spaces. The traffic team will on-hand to help you with any further guidance. Once you have parked get the free shuttle bus or walk following the sign-posted footpaths.

Please visit for information on parking charges at the venue.


Travel by train

The NEC is located less than a ten-minute walk from the Birmingham International Railway Station. Direct services run all day. If you are travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, less than a 15-minute journey away.

Get 25% off Virgin Trains Advance fares to the NEC by booking here.


Travel by air 

Birmingham International Airport is located right on the doorstep to the NEC. Take the free fast air-rail link to the Birmingham International Railway station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The trains run every two minutes and the journey itself takes 90 seconds. When you arrive follow signs to the NEC.





Grand Designs Live has appointed Event Express as its official accommodation partner. Event Express has negotiated special rates for visitors and exhibitors.

Book your room.



Telephone: 01905 732737
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