Head Office & Lipsy
Please view the below options to discover how you can travel to the Head Office Site
Driving To Work
Driving To Next As A Lone Driver
All Next staff are required to register their vehicle and display a valid parking permit, and any additional vehicles they may use on an occasional basis, with the Travel2Next team by using our Travel Registration Form to register or report a change to your method of travel to work. Once your vehicle details have been provided your registration will be added to the ANPR barrier entry system and the barrier will automatically open as you approach it.
Own An Electric Or Hybrid Car?
If you own an electric or hybrid car, you could make use of the car charging points on site. These spaces operate using a BUDi system in which a number of employees share a space in a BUDi team to ensure all cars get a full charge. To be allocated into a BUDi team please contact Travel2Next
If You Are A New Starter
For your first week of employment new starters are able to park in a reserved parking area located near to the Photo Studio in Row A. On your arrival speak to one of the Traffic Marshals, they are the people in the high visibility clothing, and they will direct you to your reserved space. This can be used for your first week of employment whilst you familiarise yourself with the site. After this you will need to park in the main car park. Please take a look at the parking map to familiarise yourself with the various parking areas.
Need A Disabled Space?
If you have a blue badge for parking, you will find dedicated parking spaces at the front of all of our main receptions. Some of these spaces are reserved for specific users. If you arrive and find all spaces taken, please proceed to park in the car share area.
Staff that are bringing children to the Steps Nursery are able to park in the parent and child spaces, these are allocated at the side of the nursery and behind the nursery. Please ensure when parking in this area that you display your nursery parking permit that can be obtained from the nursery reception.
Emergency Get You Home Scheme
The company operates an emergency get you home scheme, to ensure staff that travel by sustainable methods can get home in the event of an emergency.
To be eligible to use the get you home scheme, you must be registered as an employee that travels to work in a sustainable method by completing the online forms.
The scheme can be used for the following examples
- A colleague drove you to work, but has gone home ill, the emergency get you home scheme will take you home.
- If you traveled by public bus or Woods coaches, and a child takes ill at school, the scheme will take you to your childs school
- If a colleague brought you to work, but you take ill, the scheme will take you home
You can’t use the scheme for any pre-booked medical appointments, in these instances you would need to arrange your own transport.
Because the Head Office site is so busy, it is really important that you use the designated crossing points. Staff that do not use these points run the risk of losing their bonus payment.
During peak traffic flow, staff are only able to use the crossing point located by the Home department. All other crossing points will be closed, please do not try to open the barriers or climb over them.
- The site operates a 20mph speed limit (5mph inside the multi-storey car park), all staff and visitors must stick to this speed limit
- Stop at the zebra crossing when you see someone waiting to cross
- Always follows the directions of our traffic marshals
- Never use a mobile phone whilst driving (If spotted you will be reported to your Director)
- Do not cut through bays for a quicker exit
- Always follow the one way exit system
- Clearly indicate and drive with careful consideration when switching lanes whilst entering or leaving site
- If travelling from A47 Hinckley Road, along Desford Road to Head Office, ensure you wait for the filter light before turning onto site.
Need A Taxi?
Here are some local companies you may wish to use:
- Club Taxis 01162313001
- Express Taxis 01162777999
- Snowys Taxis 01162865432
- Narborough Taxis 01162848444
Need A Chauffeur Service?
- Leicester Executive Chauffeurs 0116324004
- Midland Chauffeur Services 08000096179
- CK Cars 07738877712
Need to Arrange Company Travel?
Get in touch with the HRG Travel Desk.
Do You Want To Get A Car Valet?
At head Office there is an on-site car valeting facility. Due to the volume of the cars on site this must be booked through company cars by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Please note travel incentive vouchers are currently only issued to those that are based at Head Office and Gedding Road **
Travelling By Bus – Head Office Free Service
At the Next Head Office you have the added benefit of a FREE Next staff bus service that links both Leicester City Centre and a number of local destinations to the Head Office site at Enderby. These private staff bus services are operated by Woods Coaches.
Staff will need to show the driver their bus pass when getting on the bus. If you haven’t got a bus pass please contact us to arrange for one to be sent to your department.
In total there are seven buses that travel between Leicester and Next in the morning, and five buses that return in an evening. At different times these services follow different routes, details of which can be seen by clicking on the downloadable timetable below.
There are also two additional services that run from Glen Parva and Hinckley.
To book your place on the free Head Office bus service please use our Travel Registration Form to register or report a change to your method of travel to work.
Please be aware that if you use the Woods coach for all or part of your journey you will not be eligible to claim a travel incentive voucher as you are receiving free transport.
See below for the various Woods Services routes and times:
Should your coach be late turning up, please call the Woods 24 hour line number for a service status update 07717128936
If you would like to print a copy of the bus route, please click on the image to open the printable pdf.
Take a fresh look at travel by bus! If you have not used a bus for some time we believe you will be pleasantly surprised with the exceptional quality of bus services on local routes.
Travelling By Bus – Public Service
The Hinckley Bus service x55, which was previously service 148, travels from Fosse Park, via Next Head Office, to Hinckley. The timetable for this service can be seen by clicking on the image below.
The Arriva 50 service which runs from Leicester Haymarket Bus Station, at Stand BA, travels to Enderby village. The timetable for this service can be seen by clicking on the image below.
Arriva Discount Offer
Employees at Next are able to make savings when purchasing a monthly Arriva ticket, to find out more on this great offer please head over to Arriva , select your region, choose your ticket and set up a monthly direct debit. Your ticket will be posted to your home address each month.
First Bus Discount Offer
Employees at Next are able to make savings when purchasing monthly tickets through FirstBus. To take advantage of this offer contact us for a one time pass code then visit FirstBus, create a profile and purchase your discounted ticket.
Personal Journey Planner
You can plan your journey using the useful journey planner tool, which can be seen by clicking on the image below.
To view live traffic updates for your area, please view this online tool, which can be seen by clicking on the image below.
Walking To Work
Walking to work is a fantastic way to get and stay healthy, and best of all it is free. In fact did you know that by walking for half an hour a day you can half the risk of heart disease?
Walking to the Head Office site, or even part of the way, is a good way of building exercise into your daily routine and a great commuting option.
Because it is easy to fit into everyday life people who walk tend to keep it up. And as you will see regular exercise is exactly what you need to improve your health.
Need To Plan Your Journey?
Get a route map between and two points, including your journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving. It is quick, free, healthy and green. This planner tool can be seen by clicking on the image below.
Get A Travel Incentive Voucher
If you walk to work you can claim a travel incentive voucher which can be redeemed at the Enderby and Gedding Road staff shops. Please use our Travel Registration Form to register or report a change to your method of travel to work.
Benefits Of Walking
Walking is a great way of burning calories, which helps maintain a healthy weight, but there are lots of other health benefits too, helping you to achieve a more healthier lifestyle overall
Walking can help:
- Reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes
- Reduce high cholesterol and lower blood pressure
- Increase mobility and flexibility
- Increase joint, muscle and bone strength which helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis
- Lower the risk of developing certain types of cancer such as colon cancer and lung cancer by staying active
- Achieve a more toned and supple physique helping you stay healthy for longer
Walking is a safe activity, however it is always best to be prepared and understand your surroundings. The following tips are designed to help make walking an enjoyable experience with your safety in mind.
- Look out for other road users, when crossing roads it is easier to hear cars and other motor vehicles, but cyclists are much quieter.
- Gradually build up your walking stamina. Take it steady at first to help prevent yourself from overdoing it. With regular activity you will quickly see the benefits of walking and notice a vast improvement to your overall fitness.
- Wear suitable clothing and make sure you are prepared if the weather turns. Be sure to wear bright clothes and reflective clothing if you have to walk at night.
- Wear suitable shoes as well to prevent blisters etc.
- Cross roads at suitable crossings, always remembering to look both ways, and try to keep to well lit pathways.
- Consider finding a walking buddy from your work site, we will be implementing this as a new scheme in 2019.
Cycling To Work
Commuting by bicycle is great for your health as it gives you a low-impact workout twice a day. You will get to work awake and ready to start your day, and you will look forward to the journey home instead of dreading being stuck in traffic.
At Head Office, cyclists are provided with a number of on-site facilities including covered cycle stands and shower facilities. If you would like further information on the location of these facilities or have any questions/suggestions in relation to cycling please contact us.
Register As A Cyclist
Please use our Travel Registration Form to register or report a change to your method of travel to work. If you register as a cyclist you are eligible to claim the Travel Incentive Voucher which can be redeemed at the Enderby and Gedding Road staff shops.
We would like to remind cyclists to be considerate if they use footpaths as part of their cycling journey to or from work. Cycling on footpaths could potentially lead to a fixed penalty notice. We would encourage all cyclists to please read the informative article about cycling and the law by clicking on the image below.
Plan Your Journey
CycleStreets is a handy online tool that allows you to plan your journey by bicycle. Not only does it tell you the best route, it also tells you how many calories you would burn and how hilly the route is. Plan your journey by clicking on the image below.
Next work in partnership with Cycle Cycles located on Narborough Road, Leicester.
City Cycles will offer Next staff a discount on all bike purchases (Please show your ID card at the time of purchase). Next staff can also benefit from a 0% interest free offer from 6 months to 36 months to help spread the cost of your bike. To take advantage of this offer please call CityCycles directly by clicking on the image below.
If you would like a cycle map to view online or to print off, please click on the image below.
Would you like to cycle, but have not been on a bike for years? You can attend a free cycle training course to build your confidence. You can find more information by clicking on the image below.
Travelling By Train
Depending on where you are travelling from may dictate whether or not commuting by train, tube or tram is practical for you. Those who can travel to work by train may be able to save time and money whilst enjoying a more pleasant journey without the stresses of driving through rush hour traffic.
The majority of people travelling to Head Office by train make use of Leicester Train Station as the bus links to Head Office are more frequent. Although Narborough Train Station is the closest to Head Office the bus connections are more limited. Further details are provided below:
Leicester Train Station is served by both CrossCountry Trains and East Midlands Trains and provides connections to a large number of local and regional destinations such as Nottingham, Peterborough and Birmingham. Within the peak periods the free Next staff bus service provides a convenient link between this station and the head office, which is complemented by Arrive 50 service.
Narborough Train Station sits on the Birmingham to Peterborough line and is served by CrossCountry trains. In addition to these two key stations it also serves a number of local destinations including Hinckley and Nuneaton. The free Next staff bus service provides a direct free link between the station and the head office, at 08:30 am and then the return at 17:10pm. Alternatively, the Arriva service 50 provides a link between Narborough and Enderby, from where the head office is only a short walk. For further details on these services click here.
Register As A Train User
If you travel by train you maybe eligible to claim a travel incentive voucher, please contact Travel2Next to check your eligibility before claiming a voucher. To register as a train user please use our Travel Registration Form to register or report a change to your method of travel to work.
Live Departure Boards
To view departures please visit the station links in the images below.
Calculate Your Fare
To work out how much your train fares would be please use the Season Ticket Calculator by clicking on the image below.
Car Sharing At Next
The car share scheme benefits those that register by rewarding you when you share your journey to work. Next reward you with Travel incentive vouchers which can redeemed at the onsite staff shop located both at Head Office and Gedding Road.
Don’t forget that sharing your journey will help save on fuel costs, wear and tear on your vehicle and qualifies you for a priority parking space. So it’s a win win for everyone.
So How Do You Get Started?
Visit our dedicated Next car share site and join the Next Liftshare group. This is a private group that only Next employees can join. Create a free profile and enter your journey details to be presented with a list of employees making the same journey as you. Click on their profile to make contact. Once you have found a car share partner, please email travel2next to receive your car share parking permit.
Those that car share to the Head Office site are able to make use of the dedicated car share parking area located at various location on site, please see the areas marked in red on the map below. These spaces are only to be used by those that car share to work, and at the time of parking your passenger must be in the car.
Travel Incentive Vouchers
Claim £2 A Day Just By Travelling Sustainably!
As an incentive to travel to work sustainably Next are offering a £2 ** Travel Incentive voucher which can be redeemed at the Enderby and Gedding Road Staff shops.
To be eligible to claim a voucher you must travel to work by the following methods:
- Walk to Work
- Cycle to Work
- Car Share
- Use a Public Bus
- Use a Train
- Get Dropped Off
- Travel by Motorbike/Moped
** Please note your entire journey from home to work must be made in a sustainable manner **
In order to collect your voucher you need to head to reception between 08:30 – 12:30 Monday to Friday (0830-1700 at Phase 5 reception only) and fill out the voucher form to confirm how you traveled to work that day. If you are busy in meetings your voucher can be collected by a colleague, they must fill in your details though.
Vouchers cannot be claimed by those using the free staff bus service for all or part of their journey.
Vouchers cannot be backdated and must be collected on the day of travel.
Vouchers cannot be claimed on weekends or Christmas week, 26th December to 2nd January.
All staff that sustainably travel to work must register their mode of travel using the Travel Registration Form to be entitled to claim vouchers.
Vouchers can only be redeemed on staff shop purchases. They cannot be used for Directory orders or to purchase gift cards.