Directions to the BRE Watford Campus

BRE Watford 
Bucknalls Lane
Watford, Herts, WD25 9NH
T: +44 (0)333 321 8811
E: [email protected]

SatNav users please see below

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BRE’s Watford Campus is 20 miles from Central London, four miles north of central Watford. We are very close to the junction of the M1 and M25 motorways. Mainline train services from London Euston pass through Watford, and London’s main airports are all within 60 miles. Please find details about your travel options below.

Public transport

Travelling by Train

The nearest mainline station to BRE is Watford Junction, on the London (Euston) to Glasgow line. Travel to Watford Junction via London Northwestern Railway or Virgin Trains.  It is a three mile taxi ride or bus journey (see below) from the station to BRE.  Local services from Watford Junction to St Albans call at Bricket Wood station, a 20 minute walk from BRE’s north gate.  Please contact us in advance if using Bricket Wood station as security will need to operate the gate for you.

Bus Services

From bus stop 5 at Watford Junction station UNO bus service 635, from central Watford to Hitchin, stops on site at BRE. Arriva bus 321 from Watford Junction to St Albans passes close to BRE (alight at St Michael’s School, use the underpass to reach Bucknalls Lane.  See the walking directions on Google Maps).

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Travelling by Car

From the M1

Northbound: Leave the M1 at Junction 6 for the A405, signposted to St Albans. Follow the tight bend of the slip road round and join the southbound A405 towards Watford (stay in the right-hand lane to join the A405 safely).

Southbound: Leave the M1 at Junction 6 for the A405, signposted North Watford.

Once on the A405 heading towards Watford, after half a mile, turn left at the traffic lights into Bucknalls Lane (signposted to BRE). Our entrance is on the left at the end of the lane, after the motorway bridge.

From the M25

Leave the M25 at Junction 21A (signposted ‘A405 (M1 South), St Albans’). Turn south onto the A405, following signs to Watford and Harrow. After half a mile, continue straight on at traffic lights, passing under the M1. After a further half mile, at the next traffic lights, turn left into Bucknalls Lane (signposted to BRE). Our entrance is on the left at the end of the lane, after the motorway bridge.

SatNav Users

Some SatNavs give incorrect directions to BRE if you enter our postal address. Instead, use WD25 9NH and this will bring you within sight of our BRE main entrance in Bucknalls Lane.

Electric vehicles

We are pleased to offer free charging for electric vehicles.

Travelling by Bicycle

See the the Bikely website for cycle-friendly routes from Watford Junction Station to BRE Watford. Our security staff can direct you to onsite bike parking, showers and changing facilities, which you are welcome to use when you arrive.

When you get to the BRE Watford Campus

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Please park in the Visitors Car Park, and sign in at Reception.
Please note that for the safety of all road users, BRE operates a reverse parking policy.


Health and safety information for contractors working at BRE

Contractors coming to the BRE Watford site may wish to download this pamphlet in advance of arriving to understand the H&S procedures that you will be expected to follow.