Find Your Assessment Centre


2nd Floor, Christine House, Sorbonne Close, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6DA




Exit Thornaby Station via the footbridge onto Station Street. Head towards the car showroom and follow the road round, passing the Dubliners pub on your left, until you come to a roundabout. Christine House is on the other side of this roundabout, on the left-hand side of Sorbonne Road.


Alternatively, exit the Station, walk up the incline onto Mandale Road and then follow the bus directions.



A19 North/South bound – Take A66 signposted Stockton & Darlington. Take the A1130 exit, turn right and cross over the bridge.


A66 (East) – Take exit for A1045 and turn left onto A1130.


A66 (West) – Take exit for A1130.


Travelling up Yale Crescent, take the first left off the roundabout onto Sorbonne Close. The Assessment Centre is on the left-hand side of Sorbonne Close.


Please note: there is limited public parking available at the Assessment Centre; and there are two disabled parking spaces that can be used if you have a disability permit. Alternatively, parking is also available at Castlegate Shopping Centre on the other side of the river.



From Middlesbrough or Stockton – Alight at Thornaby Station stop (Mandale Road), head downhill and turn right into Yale Crescent. Head up to the roundabout and take the first left onto Sorbonne Road. Christine House is on the left-hand side.

Notes from this Centre

Please note that this assessment facility is located on the second floor. The assessment centre can 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 you would have difficulty going down the stairs in the event of an emergency or would need assistance from another person, please ring the Appointments Helpdesk number on your appointment letter at least two days before your appointment date so we can ensure that we provide support for you on the day.