The Sumac Centre is based in the Forest Fields & New Basford neighbourhood, west off Sherwood Rise at Alberta Terrace, opposite the top of Exeter Road, with an wheelchair accessible entrance at back door at 73 Beech Avenue.

Gladstone Street bridges Forest Fields and New Basford, 1.5 miles from the City Centre of Nottingham.

From the Victoria Centre, follow Mansfield Road (A60) to the roundabout by the Forest Recreation Ground. Turn at the 2nd mini roundabout onto Sherwood Rise (B682 to Bulwell). Gladstone Street is on the left, after Berridge Road, by the 3rd pedestrian crossing (‘leading from Albany Terrace’).

The Centre is 200m along on the right, just after crossing Foxhall Road.
There is accessable level access at 73 Beech Avenue.


Buses 68 and 69 from Milton Street, by the Victoria Centre (bottom of Mansfield Road) runs up Sherwood Rise (between Gregory Blvd & Nottingham Road), towards Highbury Vale, Bulwell, Hempshill Vale and Snape Wood, whilst 70 and 71 go to/from Arnold.  Ask for the Berridge Road stop and walk as above.

Bus L12 is an out of town route between Nottingham University (Portland Hill) via QMC Derby Road, Jubilee Campus, Ilkeston Road and Radford Boulevard to the City Hospital (Hucknall Road/Valley Road).  It runs through Forest Fields along Berridge Road, daytimes only, from Monday to Saturday. Get off at the junction with Foxhall Road, by ‘Screaming Carrot’ vegan bakery and walk up to Gladstone Street.

The Go2 Night Service N89 operates every Friday and Saturday night from the City Centre (at 1.15, 2.15, 3.15am) via Hucknall Road (4mins walk from Sumac), to Edwards Lane, Bestwood Park, Rise Park and Top Valley.

Having opened in 2004, the new Nottingham Express Transit from Basford, Hucknall etc stops at the end of Gladstone Street. The tram will also carry you from the Railway Station, Broad Marsh Bus Station or the Market Square, in about 15 minutes.  From the Railway Station, the Broad Marsh Bus Station or the Market Square take the tram to ‘Beaconsfield Street’. Walk in the same direction; where the tram swings left, walk right along Gladstone Street.

N.E.T. Tram

From out of town get of at ‘Radford Road’. Walk back to turn right onto Gladstone street.

Note that the tram does not allow dogs (except guide dogs) or bikes (unless folding), and since opening the tram through buses to the station no longer run from Radford Road.

Cycle Route

Gladstone Street is a traffic calmed recommended cycle route. Sustrans National Cycle Route 6 from Derby, Long Eaton, Beeston and Nottingham University to Mansfield and Worksop, runs less than a mile away.


If you are driving from out of town, from the M1 leave at junction 26 towards Nottingham on the A610.

After 2.6 miles turn left onto A6514 Western Boulevard (the Ring Road towards Mansfield (A60)). Drive past the McDonalds on the right (pausing only to distribute some leaflets!).

Then turn right towards the City Centre (B682). Just short of a mile turn right by a pedestrian crossing, onto Alberta Terrace / Gladstone Street.

The Centre is 200m along on the right, just after crossing Foxhall Road.

Please keep our neighbours’ parking spaces clear.