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Contact Us

The Food Processing Centre is based in the Food Biosciences Building on the University of Reading Whiteknights Campus.

Visiting Us

Maps of the Whiteknights Campus are available on the page. The Food Biosciences Building is building number 47 (Grid Reference D6)

By Rail:

Reading is a mainline train station and is easily accessible from most other places around the UK. There are direct trains from a number of major cities as well as a large number of routes through London. If you are travelling from or via London the best (and quickest) route to take is from London's Paddington station. Buses that run from the train station to the University include the 20 and 21. Alternatively the University is a short taxi ride from the station (approx. 2 miles).

By Car:

If using a Sat Nav please using postcode RG6 6UR

The easiest and most direct route is via the M4 motorway.

Leave the motorway at Junction 11. When you reach the roundabout at the top of the slip road follow the signs for the University of Reading. Follow this road and at the first roundabout turn left on to the A327 (Shinfield Road).

Follow this road and go straight through two sets of traffic lights, passing a parade of shops and Leighton Park School.

Turn right at the third traffic light junction into Pepper Lane. Enter the University via the Pepper Lane Entrance on your left.

Car parks 10, 12 and 13 are closest to the Food Biosciences Building.

By Air:

London Heathrow (LHR):

The RailAir Bus picks up passengers from stands 1 and 2 at the Central Bus Station, and stand 10 at the Terminal 5 Bus and Coach Station. After you have collected your luggage and passed customs, follow the directions, outlined below, from your terminal to the Central Bus Station.

Tickets can be purchased from the counter in the Central Bus Station, and from the National Express Sales Desk at Terminal 5. Coaches run every 20 minutes, and take one hour.

For latest prices and timetables, see the RailAir website.

London Gatwick (LGW):

Direct trains run to Reading from Gatwick Airport every hour and take about 1hr 15 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the station in Gatwick airport.

Contact Us
  • Postal Address

Food Processing Centre,

Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences,

University of Reading,

PO Box 226,


Reading RG6 6AP