Find Your Assessment Centre

Sunderland

2nd Floor, 60 The Bridges, Sunderland, SR1 3LE

Directions

Train

Exit Sunderland Metro Station via Union Street and bear left on to the pedestrian area. Halifax bank will be on your right and the Assessment Centre is accessed via the doorway on the right signed “60 The Bridges Shopping Centre”. This walk should take, on average, less than two minutes.

Car

A19 – Southbound – take A183/Sunderland exit then take the first left at the roundabout on to Chester Road and follow signs for A183/City Centre. After approximately three miles/ten minutes you will pass Sunderland University and come to some traffic lights. On your approach to the traffic lights stay in the left lane and then turn left. At the next roundabout, take the second exit signed The Bridges Shopping Centre parking. At the following roundabout, stay in the left filter lane and take the left at the traffic lights (St Mary’s car park)

A19 – Northbound – take A690 and follow the signs for A690/City Centre. After approximately four miles/ten minutes you will pass Sunderland University Metro Station on the left, and then take the next left on to A1231. At the next roundabout, take the second exit signed The Bridges Shopping Centre parking. At the following roundabout, stay in the left filter lane and take the left at the traffic lights (St Mary’s car park). This car park operates a pay on exit policy.

If using St Mary’s car park, access the foot bridge via the second level of the car park. Once over the bridge, take the lift/stairs to the ground floor. Continue along the walkway, through the doors until you reach High Street West. Turn left and walk to the end of High Street West and take the first right on to Union Street. Continue down Union Street (past Sunderland Metro station) on to the pedestrian area and the assessment centre will be on your right (accessed via the doorway to the right of Halifax bank). This walk should take, on average, less than 10 minutes.

The nearest drop off point to the Assessment Centre is Union Street. Follow the directions above however instead of turning left in to St Mary’s car park continue straight ahead and turn right at the roundabout down Bridge Street. At the bottom of Bridge Street turn right (at RBS bank) and the road will bear to the left on to Union Street.

There is no on-site parking.

Bus

From Park Lane bus station, walk along Holmeside, turn left into the pedestrian area and go up to Market Square. The Assessment Centre is just past the square on the left (access via the doorway to the right of Halifax bank). This walk should take, on average, between 10 and 15 minutes.

Notes from this Centre

Please note that this assessment facility is located on the first floor. The Assessment Centre can also 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 40 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.