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PIP Consultation Centre
31-33 St Petersgate

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.



#4 Juliet Rees 2021-05-19 14:47
Would advise you get a lift to the door from a friend/family, and help to get inside the building. There's no public transport direct and it will 100% go against you if you say you travelled on public transport & taxi to door, even though all of those things would have been massive for anyone with disabilities. Every move you make on arrival is monitored.
#3 Evelyn 2019-11-27 18:44
The centre is nowhere near the train station and I do not know of any buses that go past it. Nearest bus stop is around 300m away on the A6 or slightly nearer maybe in Mersey square but then you have a steep hill to contend with. There is a council owned car park about 100m away. If you have a blue badge you can park in the street outside the centre if there is room or you can be dropped off right outside the door. Bit of a strange entry system, placed around the corner. Ground floor assessment rooms. Not a big assessment place so not too far to walk inside,14m to furthest room from reception area. I know the exact distance because they said in my refusal letter that if I could walk those 14m then I could walk more than 200m. So beware!
#2 Gilldolly 2016-06-29 09:45
There is nowhere close to centre to park. I had to leap out of car and my driver went to park up. If you said you came by bus and train you would fail the mobility component, quite a walk from both. Very hard to find from the directions sent if you don't know the area. Directions assume you live in stockport area.
There were two ground floor consultation rooms.
A door entry system that was nottoo obvious or with clear instructions how to use.
#1 Gary Timperley 2016-01-28 16:52
Fairly close to the rail station and also very near to a frequent bus route only one stop from the bus station - fairly small assessment centre. Water available and accessible toilet

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