Our venue

Our venue is the fantastic Ark Conference Centre, Dinwoodie Drive, Basingstoke RG24 9NN, situated on the Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital site.

This bright, contemporary space is a great setting for our exhibitors, film screenings and networking.

You’ll be welcomed with tea and coffee and you can enjoy fabulous low-GI hot and cold food for a seated lunch.  We intend to not just feed you, but nourish you!

Getting there

The Ark is easily accessible from across the south of England, the Midlands and London. It’s close to J6 ad J7 of the M3 and a 5-10 min taxi ride from Basingstoke Station (South Western Railway from Waterloo).  If the weather’s good, it’s less than a two mile walk – a great way to start a day that will involve some sitting.  For maps and directions for all transport, click here.

Car parking

The Ark’s car park has room for 50 cars and is free of charge on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately, this will not be enough parking, so please do travel with other delegates if possible.  The next option is the hospital visitor parking which costs £10 for 8-24 hours.  Again, car sharing is preferred so as not to take up too many parking spaces. Meanwhile we are exploring options with other onsite parking providers, so watch this space.


Taxis are always plentiful outside the station for the 5-10 minute journey.  For return journeys to the station after the event, we will set up a system to link people who are happy to share a taxi. The fare should be less than £10.