The offices of the SKA are not open to the public, but you may write to us or contact us at the following address
Cheshire, SK11 9DL, UK
Registered in England & Wales
Company Number: 07881918
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If you had an interaction recently with one of the SKA team and want to tell us about it, we would love to hear from you. If you have any feedback (positive or negative) regarding the conduct of a member of SKA Organisation’s staff please contact Andrew Taylor, SKA Organisation HR Manager, via the following link: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone enquiries relating to the SKA, please contact us at:
tel: +44 (0)161 306 9600
Visiting the SKA Global Headquarters
Below is a map showing the location of the SKA office at Jodrell Bank. Click on the view larger map button to enlarge it and use the route options if you are visiting the SKA offices (by appointment only). Note that the site is currently a construction site and access is limited and has been modified. If you need to visit the SKA office for business purposes please get in touch with us for directions.
The SKA Global Headquarters are located in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, in the North West of England. Manchester is the largest city within the environs of the office.
The area has excellent access to air, rail and road networks. The office is within 20 kilometres of Manchester Airport, with its numerous international connections, and Macclesfield train station is a 16 kilometre journey. From here, there are regular services to/from Manchester, Piccadilly and London, Euston can be reached in well under 2 hours. The M6 motorway is a 8 kilometre drive (Junction 18), to/from the office.
There is no public transport to the SKA office, so it is advisable to arrange a taxi transfer. Local train stations are Macclesfield and Wilmslow, both of which have taxi ranks. Alderley Edge Station is also in the vicinity, but does not have waiting taxis.
The closest railway station is Goostrey but there is no taxi rank. Although it is possible to walk to the office, from this station, it is not advisable as there are no pedestrian pavements, and the route is via narrow country lanes.
Several private hire/taxi companies are listed below, all of whom are aware of the location of the SKA Office.
JPS Corporate Hire Tel: 07742 077865
Whites Tel: 01606 738885
Drive My Vehicle Tel: 01565 621819
NIPS Tel: 07756 028966
Goostrey Private Hire Tel: 01477 535060
Airport Cabs Tel: 01625 462288
County Cheshire Private Hire Tel: 01477 586944
Hotels near the SKA
Here are a selection of popular and nearby hotels to the SKA Office
Cranage Hall Hotel (7km from SKA HQ)
Byley Lane, Holmes Chapel, CW4 8EW
Tel: +44 (0) 118 971 4700
Alderley Edge Hotel (11km from SKA HQ)
Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7BJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1625 583 033
The Vicarage (7km from SKA HQ)
Knutsford Road, Cranage, Holmes Chapel CW4 8EF
Tel: +44 (0) 1477 533 393
Bridge Farm Bed & Breakfast (1km from SKA HQ)
Blackden, Holmes Chapel CW4 8BX
Tel: +44(0)1477 571202
Cottons Hotel & Spa (13km from SKA HQ)
Manchester Road, Knutsford WA16 0SU
Tel: +44 1565 650333
Goostrey Bed & Breakfast (4km from SKA HQ)
Church Cottage, 10, Station Road, Goostrey, CW4 8PJ
Tel: +44 (0)1477 534314
The Bear’s Head – Inn Keepers Lodge (8km from SKA HQ)
Brereton Green, Nr Sandbach, CW11 1RS
+44 (0)8451 551 551
Premier Inn Hotel – Alderley Edge (11km from SKA HQ)
Congleton Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7AA
Tel: +44 (0)871 527 8016
Holly Tree Farm (7km from SKA HQ)
Holmes Chapel Road, Lower Withington SK11 9DT
Tel: +44 (0)1477 571 257
Frequently asked questions about the SKA Office
When was the SKA Office Opened?
The SKA Headquarters was inaugurated in 2013, but was opened in late 2012.
More information on our offices can be found here
I wish to visit the SKA?
Visiting the SKA offices is by appointment only and is not geared towards visits by members of the public. We are located at the site of the world famous Jodrell Bank Observatory, and you can find out more about this, the research facilities and how to visit here (external link).
How many people work at the SKA Offices?
Our offices are home to our team of scientists, communications, management and the core team responsible for the operational activities of the SKA. A full graphical list of the SKA team can be seen here