The Clinical Investigation and Research Unit (CIRU) is based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, close to the seafront on Eastern Road, Kemp Town, Brighton.
The CIRU is accessed via the fifth floor entrance, which is located next to the A&E department. The A&E department is reached by turning left off Eastern Road into Bristol Gate and then left into the A&E reception, or alternatively via the main entrance (‘Barry Building’) and by following directions to A&E and the Thomas Kemp Tower.
Click here to view directions to the hospital.
Click here to view a map of the hospital site showing where CIRU is located.
Where possible we recommend that you travel to the CIRU using public transport.
Routes 1, 7, 14c, 23, 37, 47 and 52 all stop outside the hospital. Details of bus times can be obtained from Brighton and Hove Bus Company on 01273 886200.
Brighton is served by South Central and Thameslink Trains. For information about train times and services, call 08457 114141. The 7 and 37 buses from the station go to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
A taxi rank is located in Paston Place, opposite the main entrance to the hospital.
By car: directions from M23
- M23 to A23 to the outskirts of Brighton – follow signs for the town centre/seafront until the fire station on your left at Preston Circus.
- Turn left at the fire station into Viaduct Road, turn right at the traffic lights at the top and follow the road down. Bear left at the traffic lights and right into Grand Parade.
- Head towards the seafront until you see a sign directing you left to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Turn left into Edward Street.
- Continue up the hill, passing the American Express building on the left, through one set of traffic lights. This brings you into Eastern Road. Continue along Eastern Road, passing the Gala Bingo and then Brighton College on your left.
The main entrance to the hospital is on the left hand side of the road.
Limited pay and display on-site car parking is available.
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There is limited short term on-street car parking in the vicinity of the hospital. Please allow extra time for parking.
Disabled parking bays are available in the car parking areas.
By cycle/ motorcycle
Dedicated parking spaces for bikes and motorbikes are available within the car parks.