Diamond is located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, in the heart of the rolling Oxfordshire countryside. Adjacent to Diamond is the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, a world-class government-funded institution, that provides leading-edge, large scale facilities to researchers from around the globe, including the world's most intense neutron source, ISIS and the Central Lasers Facility (CLF).
Diamond Light Source shares the Campus with several other major scientific institutions, including UKAEA Harwell, the Health Protection Agency and the Medical Research Council and many more. In recent years, this dynamic site has become a growing centre for high-tech industries.
Diamond is situated 8 miles from the historic city of Oxford, home of the oldest English-speaking University in the world and one of the UK's flagship universities. Diamond is 45 minutes from London by train using nearby Didcot Parkway station and close to major arterial routes providing a gateway to the Midlands, the South and the West of England. Further afield, the region also plays a pivotal role in international publishing, bio-technology, brewing and car manufacture. Silverstone, venue for the British F1 Grand Prix, is within a reasonable driving distance, and many of the UK's leading motor sport teams are based nearby.
Commuting to the site
As well as being located in an attractive rural setting, the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus provides a range of on-site facilities that are available to Diamond employees. These include:
- Access to on-site parking, sport and recreational facilities
- On-site nursery
- On-site catering facilities
- On-site Library