The Lansdowne campus, Meyrick Road, Bournemouth BH1 3JJ


North Road campus, North Road, Poole BH14 OLS

The Fulcrum

The Fulcrum, Vantage Way, Tower Park, Poole BH12 4NU

The Bournemouth and Poole College is based on three sites. They are all centrally located in Bournemouth and Poole and have excellent road and transport links.

Car parking is limited, particularly at the Lansdowne, so we recommend that you travel by public transport or bike wherever you can.

The Lansdowne campus

Meyrick Road, Bournemouth BH1 3JJ

The College at the Lansdowne is close to Bournemouth beach and town centre.

The College was originally opened in 1913; it is a listed building known for its tall clock tower. English Language studies, beauty and holistic therapies, hairdressing, hospitality & catering, travel tourism & sport, vocational studies, workforce development, and business & professional studies are based at the Lansdowne.

Getting there:

  • By bus: many buses stop at the Lansdowne
  • By train: we are a 10 minute walk from Bournemouth railway station
  • By car: there is no student parking and very few visitor parking spaces at The College. Visitors are advised to telephone to see if parking is possible. Paid parking is available at the Round House Hotel (directly opposite The College in Meyrick Road) and at other local pay and display car parks. There is also metered on-street parking available in the streets around the campus.

North Road campus

North Road, Poole BH14 0LS

North Road is a modern campus located near Poole Park.

Art and design, care education and community training (including childcare and nursing), teacher training and engineering services, digital design and some applied computing courses are based here. North Road is also the base for pre-vocational programme courses for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Getting there:

  • By bus: there is a bus stop right outside
  • By train: Parkstone and Poole railway stations are approximately 10-15 minutes walk away
  • By car: there is limited campus car parking. Visitors should telephone in advance to see if parking is possible, or for advice on the nearest public car park.

The Fulcrum

Vantage Way, Tower Park, Poole BH12 4NU

The Fulcrum is based on the industrial estate at Tower Park, Poole and is The College’s centre for building services and construction crafts that include furniture making and carpentry.

Getting there:

  • Buses run regularly to Tower Park and along Ringwood Road about a 10 minute walk away)