Where are we ?
New Elite Gymnastics is based at Unit 8, Benbow Business Park, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 3EQ.
Benbow Business Park is between the railway crossing and the Harry Hotspur pub. Our unit is next door to Furrows up the little bank. You may well see the CHIPSAWAY van parked at the entrance to the park.
From London Road sports centre:
From London Road head left onto the A5 and then left onto A49 Whitchurch Road following signs to Battlefield Enterprise Park and recycling centre. Carry on past recycling centre on the Battlefield Link Road until you reach the T-junction with Harlescott Lane. Turn left onto Harlescott Lane and the first left entrance is Benbow Business Park.
You could also turn off the Whitchurch Road sooner at the first roundabout and drive down the A5112 past MacDonald’s and Tesco’s but I this would involve more traffic lights and crossroads and would take longer.
From Meole, Bayston Hill and Church Stretton:
From Dobbies roundabout, head up the A5 following signs to Battlefield and left onto the A49 Whitchurch Road. Follow signs to recycling centre and Battlefield Enterprise Park. Carry on past recycling centre staying on the Battlefield Link Road until you reach the T-junction with Harlescott Lane. Turn left onto Harlescott Lane and the first left entrance is Benbow Business Park
Our unit is conveniently situated for shopping with places like Matalan, Brantano, Wickes, Charlies and Tesco just around the corner (not to mention the Harry Hotspur!) so hopefully you will find that you can use the journey to gym to get other chores done!
There is parking available in the Business Park as a whole with each unit being allocated a small no. of dedicated parking places but for dropping off and picking up purposes, there are plenty of areas to do so even if it is not directly outside our unit. There is also a small road opposite the Business Park where you could park for a short time while you drop off or pick up.
From Copthorne, Gains Park, Bicton, Shelton, Bicton Heath:
The quickest and clearest way to get to our new unit is by driving along the Ellesmere Road, then turn right onto Harlescott Lane, drive past the Harry Hotspur pub on the right and past the turning for Battlefield Enterprise on the left and the next LEFT entrance will be Benbow Business Park. Drive into the entrance, straight up to the end and you will see us in Unit 8. If you are driving along Harlescott Lane from the Ellesmere Road way and you get to the Petrol Station on the right hand side then you have gone past us!
This way is definitely better than driving along the Whitchurch Road where you have numerous traffic islands and traffic lights and a lot more queues generally. I have to travel through town and along the Ellesmere Road for work during peak hours and even if there is a queue of traffic around Frankwell island or along Smithfield Road, it soon disappears once you are on the Ellesmere Road and it is then a straight clear run. In the morning rush hour, it may take me 15-20 mins to get from Copthorne to Harlescott Lane but normally at the times that I would be going to gym, it’s normally 10-15mins max.