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PIP assessment centres

Edinburgh - Osborne Terrace

Salus
Suite B
1 Osborne Terrace
Haymarket
Edinburgh
EH12 5HG

Can you tell other claimants anything about travel and facilities for this PIP face-to-face assessment centre? Please post in the comments section below if you can. 

Things like:

  • Distance to nearest bus stop or rail station.
  • Nearest parking, any disabled parking.
  • Distance to walk if you’re dropped as close to the door as possible.
  • Wheelchair access.
  • Toilets, including disabled toilets.
  • Ground floor or first floor.
  • Lift available.
  • Anything else you think might be helpful.

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Comments  

#3 hazelcollier 2016-01-27 16:51
Osborne Terrace is not very far from Haymarket Train station and the Edinburgh Tram stop. However, if you have limited mobility I doubt you would be able to walk there as it takes roughly five minutes at medium walking speed.
There is a bus stop right outside, however the distance to the front door from the bus stop is in excess of 50m, so be aware of that. There are frequent buses which go there from Princes Street, such as the 100, 12, 26 and 31. There is very limited parking, though if you have a blue badge you should be able to park on the side road opposite the front door. There are automatic doors, but you will need to press Salus' buzzer and have them buzz you in. Their office is on the ground floor, though there was a bit of a walk from the reception area to the examination room. The toilets were close by, though I didn't use them.
That's all I can think of for now.
#2 Karen Davis 2016-01-27 13:39
The address is in the middle of an industrial site surrounded by offices and next door to a gym and shop.Not an easy find. Limited disabled parking and locating a normal space wasn't easy. Centre is on one level however was not easy to enter with son in wheelchair even with ramp very narrow doorways. Didn't use toiletries facilities. Small waiting area long walk to examination room son remained in wheelchair as would never have been able to walk distance required. Large interview room thankfully as son had seizure whilst there. Had great difficulty leaving building as large threshold on doorway.
-1 #1 Silverina 2016-01-27 12:41
Parking was very limited outside building so you are left to park in a scheme but the payments meters are out of sight and my husband was not happy about leaving me in the car on my own and him being out of sight.
Nearest train station is the haymarket and its about 300 metres away, bus stop is about 100 metres away.
Couldnt see any disabled parking but there is only a few spaces anyway.
If dropped at the door you have just a few metres to walk to the door
there was a little ramp for wheelchair access,
Never noticed if there was toilets sorry,
the centre was in the ground floor so was fairly easy access,

All in all not a bad centre to attend

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