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Reading (Queens Walk)

7th Floor, Fountain House, Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7QE



Reading station is approximately 10 to 15 minute walk from the Assessment Centre. On leaving the station, head down Station Road towards the city centre, turn right on reaching Broad Street and continue onto Oxford Road. At the Argos Store turn left into Queens Walk. The entrance to Fountain House is approximately 150 metres along Queens Walk.


The Assessment Centre in Fountain House is alongside the Broad Street Shopping Mall. From the A33/A239 exit at Castle Street and follow the signs to the Mall Car Park. Exit onto Oxford Road/Broad Street and Queens Walk is next to the Argos Store with the entrance to Fountain House approximately 150 metres ahead.


Bus routes 15, 16, 17, 18, 26, 31, 132 and 142 call in Oxford Road (note that routes 15 and 16 also call at Reading station). The nearest bus stops are on Oxford Road and St. Mary’s Butts. Park & Ride services run to Reading city centre from either Loddon Bridge or the Madejski Stadium. 

Notes from this Centre

Please note that the Assessment Centre is located on the 7th 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.  If you think that you would have difficulty going down the stairs in the event of an emergency or would need assistance from another person, please ring the Appointments Helpdesk number on the accompanying letter at least two days before your appointment date so we can ensure that we provide support for you on the day of your appointment.