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PIP assessment centres

Bradford - Anne Gate

Medacs
1 Anne Gate
Bradford
BD1 4ES

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  

+1 #2 Paul G 2016-01-29 11:51
Hi I went to the Bradford Atos Healthcare at 1 Anne Gate. I walked to the centre after getting a bus to the centre of Bradford. I am not familiar with Bradford, this is why I walked. From the new Shopping centre on your right, the cathedral on your left. If you follow the road with your left to the cathedral wall, it will lead you to Anne Gate, which is a little cul-de-sac, on your left, the door as you turn left is well marked in front of you. There is very little parking on the site it self, you can drop a person off and there is a pay display car park close to the centre. There are bus stops close also to the centre. To enter you need to push a button for staff to open the door for you. I had to press it a few times really hard to get the door open. You can't hear the buzzer, so you need to listen for the lock to release the door. I only saw the ground floor which is quite wide, good access for a wheelchair. On entering you turn a left, through another door and the reception desk is in front of you, with waiting seats to the left. There is plenty of room in the reception area, and the room I had my interview in was very roomy as well. I didn't use a toilet, and there were stairs at the far end of the building, I feel though all interviews are on the ground floor. If you are dropped off you have not much of a walk to the front door, but there is no seating outside the building. Nearest bus stop into town is across the road. I am not sure of bus number but you are not far from the new shopping centre.
Paul Greenwood
+1 #1 oldman 2016-01-27 14:32
Rail station half mile away. bus stop 100 yards away. ten feet to door. wheelchair at a push. ground floor only. 30 foot from reception in interview room.

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