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Getting to Ordnance Survey's head office

How to find us

Our head office is located just off the M271 in Southampton with close connections to major motorways and an airport.

Here's how to get to us:

Travel directions

Head office address:

Explorer House
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS

If you're using a satnav to get to us, please see our Satnav users section for further details.

We encourage staff and visitors to use public transport whenever possible. As a result, we only have a limited number of visitor parking spaces, which need to be booked in advance through your contact at head office.

If you need more information on how to find us, please contact your host or our Customer Service team: 03456 05 05 05 (line open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm; calls charged at local rates).

By road

From all points north, east and west, leave the M27 at junction 3 and take the M271 southbound towards Southampton. Exit the M271 after half a mile (the first left) and turn left towards Lordshill.

At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Adanac Drive. Ordnance Survey’s office is straight ahead. Take the third exit for our visitors’ car park.

By rail

Southampton is just over one hour on the train from London. There are regular services to Southampton Central from London Waterloo, the Midlands, South Wales and the south coast. Please contact National Rail Enquiries for details.

Taxis are available outside both station exits. The journey time to Ordnance Survey is approximately 15 minutes.

By local bus

The direct bus to Ordnance Survey from the city centre starts at Southampton Central railway station, near the platform 1 exit. It is route no. 1 and the journey takes about 25 minutes. Get off at the bus stop on Adanac Drive.

By air

The nearest airport is Southampton Airport. Taxis are available outside the terminal and the journey time to Ordnance Survey is about 15 minutes.

On arrival

Please go straight to Reception where you'll be given a visitor's pass. If you need to arrange a return taxi, just ask one of our receptionists and they can book it for you.

Our head office is wheelchair friendly. More about disabled access.

Satnav users

Since our building is fairly new, our address and postcode does not yet appear in many satnav systems. We therefore suggest that you enter the address or postcode of the local Holiday Inn, which is the nearest building to us, as your destination.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Southampton – West
Adanac Park
Redbridge Lane
SO16 0YP

At the big roundabout immediately after the M271, take the second larger exit for Adanac Drive, not the first small exit for the Holiday Inn as directed by your satnav. Our building will appear straight ahead after a couple of hundred yards.

Online route planners

Enter our postcode above or SU373155 as the grid reference in the search box.

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