APPOINTMENT: if you wish to drop by, you will need to make an appointment so we can ensure that staff have time available to assist you. We operate from a unit on an industrial estate, not a shop, not even a showroom, so it may not be possible for you to browse alternatives or have demonstrations. However, you will be encouraged to open and check the items, to make sure that they are suitable for your needs. If you are calling to sell us second hand / antique items, please bring identification.
PARKING: see if you can park outside our door, or close to it. You will have ten minutes of free parking before getting a parking ticket (the fine is £100.00). If you think you will be more than 10mns, you can get a visitor's pass from reception at the front of the building. There are no parking restrictions before 9am, after 5pm or at any time on a Sunday. On a Sunday, if the main gate is locked, park outside and walk through.
PAYMENT: Cash is preferred. Or make a bank transfer using your own mobile device, the money usually arrives within five minutes (about five seconds if you use HSBC) but officially it can take up to two hours. No credit / debit cards or cheques, sorry.
EMERGENCY: take a printout of the directions and/or a printout of the map and/or the postcode for your satnav. Also take a phone in case you get lost, and our number 01923 220206.
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by foot or bicycle
- printable sat-nav
WD18 8PH, No.19 (Park House..but the sign outside now reads Flexspace).
Full address is 15-19 Greenhill Crescent. Can't find the building? Park House will be on your LEFT, it is after Pennings but before Citroen (both on your right). It is the only three-storey office block in the street. From a distance you can see a big transmitting mast on top of the building (look to your left, look upwards). Outside is a green sign FLEXSPACE, TO LET. Above the main entrance are the words FLEXSPACE. RECEPTION. Fixed to the fence by the main entrance is a sign "Tony & Maria's Cafe". The nearest turning (opposite) is Caxton Way. Still can't see the building? Give up and go home. Or if you are about to give us a lot of money, call 01923 220206.
Directions to our unit
We are near the end of the car park (100 yards away)
entrance C (you are now 50 yards away)
ADDRESS AND MAP
Address is Quicktest, Park House, Greenhill Crescent, Watford Business
Park, Watford, WD18 8PH.
FOR THOSE WHO PREFER MAPS TO SAT-NAVS
BY ROAD / FOR OUT-OF-TOWN-ERS
Landmarks to ask for if you get lost and are 'somewhere in Watford' - the hospital and football stadium.
to ask for if you know think are very close:
It is the double roundabout you are aiming for, especially the smaller of the two with the word CROXLEY around on it.
What next? ...please scroll down to THE LAST BIT
YOU HAVE A ROAD MAP OF THE M25 AREA
Watford is inside the M25...but only just. The M25 loops tightly round three sides of Watford so please look at the map - if you approach from the South use Junction 17 or 18, if you approach from the North West or North use Junction 19 or 20, if you approach from the East use Junction 21a. We are approximately 4.5 miles from each of these junctions. Similarly, the A41 loops round two sides of Watford, look at the map or you could add 15mns to the journey. From the M1 leave at either Junction 5 or 6. From the A1(M) I recommend that you leave at J3 onto A414 and follow the signs to the M1 (you will join M1 at J6 and leave it at J5).
Watford. Watford Business Park (adjoining Croxley Business Park) is best
approached from the Rickmansworth Road, the double roundabout is the first
roundabout after the underpass.
From Rickmansworth via Watford Road. Aim for the roundabout after Croxley station.
From St Albans take the North Orbital then A412 / St Albans Road all the way. Alternatively take A411 / Hempstead Rd and join A412 / Rickmansworth Road at the Town Hall roundabout.
Do not confuse Watford Business Park with the industrial estates off Tolpits Lane - you cannot reach Watford Business Park from Tolpits Lane (there is a footpath, but there is no way for cars).
At the double roundabout aim for the roundabout marked CROXLEY and follow the signs Croxley and Watford Business Parks and Business Parks, onto a short dual carriageway.
The dual carriageway is fast but very short. Happy? Skip this paragraph. No dual carriageway? Read this: If (eastbound) you negotiated the double roundabout but are now on a single carriageway A-road signed Town Centre, turn round. If (westbound) you went round the CROXLEY roundabout but missed the dual carriageway, turn round. Either way, once you have turned round, follow the signs Croxley and Watford Business Parks and Business Parks.
At the roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway (at the Toyota garage) take the second exit, and at the next roundabout 1st exit (signed Watford Business Park).
You are now in Greenhill Crescent, map
Park House is the seventh building on the left (but the landlords have helpfully removed the signs that read, "Park House" and replaced them with signs that read "Flexspace"). When you see Pennings on your right, you are getting close so slow down. We are opposite No.20. Our door is on the back car park.
IF YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR AND COME TO (ON YOUR RIGHT) CITROEN, SCROLL DOWN TO, "MISSED 1, 2, 3" BELOW.
After you have taken 1st Exit into Greenhill Crescent, Park House is the seventh building on the left, like this (all on the left):
Park House is the only 3-storey office block in the street, a green sign reads FLEXSPACE, TO LET (and above the main door: FLEXSPACE. RECEPTION), a sign on the fence reads “TONY & MARIA’S CAFE”
- The last few yards
Turn left into
Flexspace Gate 1, along the side of the building between the
flag advertising the cafe, and the main door (marked Reception).
Go past the cafe, towards the skips at the end.
When you get to the end (by the skips) turn right.
IF YOU HAVE MISSED FLEXSPACE
GATE 1 (the Citroen garage is now on your right)
IF YOU HAVE MISSED GATE 2 AND HAVE CONTINUED TO GREENHILL HOUSE (ON YOUR RIGHT):
Greenhill House is now on your
right, a smaller building (The Innovation Centre) is on your left, now
IF YOU HAVE MISSED GATE 3 AND HAVE CONTINUED PAST WATFORD ENTERPRISE CENTRE ON YOUR LEFT:
Follow the road (now one-way)
all the way to the end (1/2 mile).
IF YOU COME TO THE ROUNDABOUT WHERE YOU CAME INTO THE BUSINESS PARK you are not following my instructions, have you thought of giving up and going home?
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Watford is included in London's TFL Journey Planner. There is also a website for public transport in Hertfordshire which includes bus timetables. If you're coming from another part of the country, see the National Rail Journey Planner. Other useful links: Tube map - TFL - Live travel information.
Underground (we say, "Watford Met." because it's on
the Metropolitan Line). From Baker Street 43mns (through-trains from the
City at peak times). Providing you get a Watford train you can't get lost,
Watford is the end of the line.
Junction. From Euston traveling north: National Rail (fastest
is 15mns) or London Overground (1hr 10mns), both go from the same group
of platforms at Euston, just take the train with 2 or 3 stops rather than
the train with 18 stops. If you're traveling south, it's the line from
Glasgow, Crewe and Birmingham. Cab
(10mns): turn right out of the exit. Bus:
turn left out of the exit (you'll see it, big bus station), the W30 goes
to Watford Underground then to the Business Parks (and stops outside our
block) every half hour in peak times. Failing the W30, it's best to go
from the town centre: walk south down Clarendon Road (the road outside
the station, 15mns) then get any bus from Stop D (see
the bus stops) to
the double roundabout at the entrance to the Business Parks, then it's
a 15mn walk - all a bit slow and painful but the bus fare is £2
compared with £8.00 for a cab. Walking: fastest
route 50mns, prettiest route 60mns (scroll down for directions).
BY FOOT (from Watford Met. Station) or by BICYCLE
From Watford Metropolitan Line Station the walk takes me 20mns; my colleague says it takes him 18mns; if you walk very slowly it could take 25mns.
Turn left out
of the station [Cassiobury Park Avenue]
Follow the pavement
to the left until you see a second roundabout, marked CROXLEY,
and beyond it a big yellow building, a derelict clock tower (now behind
hoardings) and a low railway bridge.
At the road junction you will see that straight ahead is a dead end (for traffic) and to your right is a roundabout.
By foot: aim
for the roundabout (road sign reads BUSINESS PARKS)
BY FOOT (from Watford Junction Station)
is the way I go (47mns):
(57mns) is to walk through the park, it's very pretty, if you like walking
it's worth the extra 5mns:
BY BICYLE (from the stations)
There's a good map of cycle paths, print it on A4 paper, Greenhill Crescent is 1.75 inches from the left and 1.5 inches from the bottom.
For Watford Junction Station follow the black railway line on the map, just North of the town centre. I haven't cycled this journey myself, I estimate it should take 15 to 20mns.
From Watford Met. station (from the bottom left corner of the map look North, the second railway line shows Croxley then Watford Met.) the cycle journey is about 7mns. The risk of death along the main Rickmansworth Road is high, please cycle to the end of Gade Avenue and across the green (Cassio Common), then cross the double roundabout on foot, then continue along Ascot Road (see the cycle map or see my directions above).
QUICKTEST, Watford, WD18 8PH, Tel. 01923 220206, email info(at)quicktest.co.uk