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Bishop Auckland

2nd Floor, Vinovium House, Saddler Street, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7BH

Directions

Train

Come out of the station on to Newgate Street. Turn left and continue up Newgate Street towards Newgate Centre. Turn left on to Tenters Street (Bon Marche on corner) and then first right on to George Street. Turn left on to Saddler Street. This walk should take, on average, less than fifteen minutes.

Car

A1 – southbound - take A689 to Bishop Auckland. Continue for approximately six miles, then turn left on to A688 and follow signs for A688/Bishop Auckland. At the second roundabout, take the A689/Town Centre exit. Follow the signs for A689 and cross over the lights on Newgate Street. Take the third exit at the roundabout signed A689/Crook and then take the first right on to Tenters Street. Follow the road as it bends, pass the back of B&M Bargains then turn left on to George Street. Turn left again on to Saddler Street, parking is available on your right (pay & display).

A1 – northbound – take A68/A6072 and follow the signs for Bishop Auckland. After approximately ten miles, take the roundabout exit signposted Town Centre. Follow the signs for A689 and cross over the lights on Newgate Street. Take the third exit at the roundabout signed A689/Crook and then take the first right on to Tenters Street. Follow the road as it bends, pass the back of B&M Bargains then turn left on to George Street. Turn left again on to Saddler Street, parking is available on your right (pay & display). Alternatively, take Exit 60/A689 from the A1 and follow southbound directions as above.

The location of nearest car park is B&M car park which operates a pay and display policy. Adjoining this car park are three disabled parking bays. Parking is also available at Newgate Centre and Tenters Street car park which also operate a pay and display policy. There is no on-site parking.

Bus

Bus station is adjacent to Vinovium House.

Notes from this Centre

The entrance to Vinovium House is located next door to B&M Bargains.

Please note that this assessment facility is located on the second floor. The centre can be accessed by lift but if an emergency evacuation of the building is required, such as a fire alarm, the lift cannot be used. There are 54 steps to the ground floor. If you think that you would have difficulty going down the stairs unaided in the event of an emergency, please ring the Appointments Help Desk number on the accompanying letter at least two days before your appointment date so that we can make alternative arrangements for you.