Bedfont Lakes is in the London Borough of Hounslow. It is less than one mile from Terminal Four at Heathrow Airport on the A30 Great South West Road at its junction with the A315 and B3003. This is known as Clockhouse Roundabout. Beware, however, there is no clock tower, clock house or even clock on the roundabout. It is the first roundabout you reach after Terminal 4 going south west or the first after Staines going north east.
Bedfont Lakes is on the A30 main road from London to the South West. The entrance to New Square is by a road from a roundabout on the A30 between Staines and Terminal 4, Heathrow.
From the M25
Take junction 13 which is 3 miles from Bedfont Lakes. Follow the sign "A30 Staines"and continue along the Staines bypass towards Central London. At the roundabout where the A315 and the B3003 joins the A30, you will find a new road leading into the site. The entrance to Bedfont Lakes site is the third exit at this roundabout so it is wise to be in the outside lane at this stage. This is the preferred route to Bedfont Lakes from the North.
You can reach Bedfont Lakes from Junction 14 of the M25. Drive along the A3113 towards Heathrow Airport. At the next roundabout take the third exit - the A3044 to Staines, a road that runs between the King George VI and the Staines Reservoirs to the A30. Turn left and drive to the next roundabout (Clockhouse)from where a new road leads directly into the site. Alternatively from Junction 14 you can take the Airport Perimeter road to Terminal 4, exit on to the A30 south and take the A30 to the next roundabout (Clockhouse) which provides a direct access road to the site.
From the M3 and the South
Take Exit 1 (Sunbury) and turn left on to the Staines Road (A308). After going through the fourth set of traffic lights move across to the right hand lane to turn right at the next set of traffic lights (this being the fifth set) after turning right follow the B378 Ashford road till the roundabout. Go across, following the B3003 road, signposted the A30. You can enter the Bedfont Lakes site by making a right hand turn just before the A30 roundabout.
From Central London
Take the A4 road past Chiswick and along the Great West Road to its junction with the A30 near Heathrow Airport. Continue along the A30, passing Hatton Cross station, the Hilton hotel and Heathrow's Terminal 4. At the first roundabout on the A30 you will find the entrance to the Bedfont Lakes site.
There is limited IBM parking at Bedfont Lakes. Please park only in bays marked for IBM use. Please do not use the disabled bays if you are not registered disabled. The nearest public car parks are at Hatton Cross tube or Feltham railway stations. Buses to and from the Bedfont Lakes business park are available from these stations as described elsewhere on this page.
Terminal 4 at Heathrow Airport is within one mile of Bedfont Lakes. Some taxis may be reluctant to take passengers on a short drive to Bedfont Lakes, preferring instead rich pickings from a journey to a West End hotel. Such drivers should be reminded that any driver who takes a passenger on a short trip from Terminal 4 is automatically allowed back on the Terminal 4 taxi stand without the usually long queue, providing it is within half an hour. However there are a number of local cab companies used regularly by IBM at Bedfont - they will 'meet and greet' visitors, particularly those coming from abroad. Whilst slightly more costly than a black cab they are quicker, as you avoid the inevitable queues hassle free. There is a free bus which runs from terminal 4. Pickup is at Bay 13 (outside the arrivals area). The coach is a silver grey colour and has New Square Park on the side. The driver can be contacted on 07712-78843307712-788433.
The nearby London Underground station is at Hatton Cross on the Piccadilly Line. Trains run every eight minutes and the journey from Central London takes 40 minutes. An IBM mini bus service connects Hatton Cross with IBM Bedfont Lakes 0730 - 0930 and 1630 - 1830. In addition there is Hounslow local service from Hatton Cross to Bedfont Lakes - the H 26 - which runs every 20 minutes. Bedfont Lakes bus stop is just a small walk from the IBM buildings.
There is a courtesy bus service to "Bedfont Lakes" which can be flagged down at Stand 13 in T4. There are service routes that include Hatton Cross tube, Feltham station and Staines. Full route details and a bus tracker can be found here (link resides outside of ibm.com)
The nearest station is at Feltham. The journey from Waterloo to Feltham takes approximately 20 minutes. An IBM mini bus service connects Feltham with IBM Bedfont Lakes 0730 - 0930 and 1630 - 1830. In addition there is a local Hounslow Borough service, the H26 which leaves every 20 minutes and stops at Bedfont Lakes, a short walk from the IBM office.
There is also a minicab office at 95 Bedfont Lane, come out of the station and take the first turning on the right, cross over the railway line (level crossing) and it's in a group of shops on the right hand side.