Poole (Dorset)

Iron Mill College, Lower Ground Floor, Unit C Acorn Business Park, Ling Road, Poole, Dorset BH12 4NZ

Iron Mill College building in Poole with Google Maps

Acorn Business Park is situated off Ling Road, close to the Tower Park leisure complex, which lies approximately 3 miles to the north of Poole town centre and 5 miles to the west of Bournemouth town centre. Easily accessible to the Dorset Way (A3049)
dual carriageway providing direct links to Dorchester to the west and Ringwood, Southampton and the National Motorway network to the east.  As you turn into the business park, take the first turn right.  There are allocated parking spots for the college.

Location and Transport

Iron Mill College in Poole is 3 - 4 miles from Poole town centre, close to Bournemouth that has been open for ten years. Acorn Business Park is accessed from Ling Road, at the rear of the Tower Park leisure complex, and near the roundabout next to McDonalds.

If you are coming up Ling Road from the McDonald's roundabout, Acorn Park is the first turning on the right. If you are coming down Ling Road from Mannings Heath Road, Acorn Park is the fourth turning on the left. After turning off Ling Road into Acorn Park,take the first road on the right. Iron Mill College is located in Unit C, on the lower ground. Our counselling college is located close to Bournemouth for those who live in the area and don't mind a short commute. 

Public transport: Iron Mill College is just a 10 minute walk from the Tesco Tower Park bus stop, which is serviced by a regular bus (number 6) from Poole Bus Station, Oakdale and Canford Heath. Bus 6 bus runs every half hour in the daytime, Mondays to Saturdays, and hourly in evenings (after 7pm) and on Sundays. From Christchurch, Southbourne, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Westbourne, Branksome, Bourne Estate, Alderney, Newtown and Oakdale, bus 159 calls at Tower Park after 7pm Monday to Saturday, and all day on Sunday. 

Car parking: We have 7 allocated parking spaces at the venue (reserved for Iron Mill College staff / disabled badge holders). There is free on-road parking in the nearby residential areas of Verity Crescent, about a 5-10 minute walk to the venue, and additional parking available free of charge in the nearby Tower Park leisure complex.

Cycling: Bike racks are available directly outside the venue in the car park.


Facilities: Our Poole venue offers a range of facilities for students. There is a kitchen / lunch room with free tea and coffee-making facilities, a fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Students also have access to a library, computer access and enjoy free WIFI throughout the building. There is also access to communal green space outside, with a picnic table and benches. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer childcare facilities.

Disabled access: Our venue in Poole offers level access from the car park and a fully accessible toilet. We do endeavour to accommodate people who are disabled or have mobility or other issues, so please do get in touch with us on 01202 743804 or enquiries@ironmill.co.uk if you would like to discuss any access issues with us.


Opening hours: The office hours for college operations are 9.00am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

To contact us during office hours, call 01202 743804 or email enquiries@ironmill.co.uk at any time. You can write to us via our college address at the top of this website page. 

Please note we are closed during bank holidays and for a period over Christmas – please see notifications on the home page during this time for details of the college closure period. During August, the college is also usually closed on Saturdays. 

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