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PIP assessment centres

Birmingham - Hagley Road

Ground Floor
127 Hagley Road
B16 8LD

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.

Please don’t comment on the staff though – we won’t be able to publish your comments if you do.



+3 #1 rAce 2016-02-10 12:25
Arrived by taxi but the nearest bus stop was over 20mtrs from the entrance to the car park
The distance from the road/Car park entrance to the doors was over 500mtrs
I was dropped as close to the door as possible however this was still about 10mtrs away and you either had to walk around to a slope about 40mtrs away or climb up a large step/wall to get to the door quicker
Once inside you has to walk anoth 10mtrs to the reception desk then walk back 10mtrs to the seating by the front doors and wait for an assessor
There are lifts in the building however my assessment was to be carried out on the ground floor
Once called in there was a long corridor abd a walk of about 60mtrs through automatic doors to the next reception and seating area
Depending on the room you are called into there is either a 5mtr walk to the room door (as in my case) or another 20mtr walk to other rooms
Once at the room door you had to walk another 10mtrs around the desk, past the assessor a seat to face the door
I did not use the toilets as they were too far after all the walking id already done so I held it
Without the patience and support (literally) of my companion I would never have been able to negotiate this and the questions specifically ask how you managed with the distances involved

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