Press release

Solihull theory test centre to close

Solihull theory test centre will close on 31 August 2011 and merge with the neighbouring theory test centres in Birmingham and Coventry.

This is due to surplus capacity in the area. Solihull theory test centre has the capacity to deliver over 25,000 tests each year, but last year conducted fewer than 9,000.

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Chief Executive, Rosemary Thew, said:

DSA relies for income on the fees we receive from our customers so we have a duty to spend that money responsibly while maintaining a good level of service.

As the theory test centres in Solihull, Birmingham and Coventry all have spare capacity it is not cost effective to keep all 3 centres running.

Theory and practical test centres are entirely separate and delivery of the practical test remains unaffected.