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Our online benefit claim and calculator will not be available between 7.00pm on Friday 21 January and 9.00pm on Saturday 22 January due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Health Secretary has set out the next steps in the fight against Coronavirus. See the press conference at Youtube: Coronavirus press conference (19 January 2022).

Access to Freeman's Place


Throughout the development of the new HQ, access to Freeman's Place will be maintained.

This includes access to:

  • Durham Sixth Form Centre
  • Coach drop-off and pick-up (next to CoHo cafe and bar)
  • Walkergate car park
  • Gala Theatre and Millennium Place
  • Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre
  • Premier Inn
  • Pennyferry bridge
  • Cathedral Bus Stop (next to CoHo cafe and bar)
  • HM Passport Office
  • NS&I offices

For parking information, see our Car parking in Durham City information.

By foot

Whilst the HQ is being built, there will be a temporary footpath adjacent to the Durham Sixth Form Centre. Access to the riverbank around the area of the site will be limited until the works are completed and the area is reopened.

Footpath from Providence Row

Icon for pdf Footpath from Providence Row (PDF, 135.5kb)