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The offices of the SKA are not open to the public, but you may write to us or contact us at the following address

SKA Organisation
Jodrell Bank
Lower Withington
Cheshire, SK11 9DL, UK

Registered in England & Wales
Company Number: 07881918

If you wish to email us about any matters relating to the SKA or this website, please contact us via:



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:

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