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Update on the future of DWP jobcentres

DWP confirms that some smaller jobcentres will merge with larger ones, and others will be co-located within local government premises.

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published more details on the future of DWP jobcentres.

Damian Hinds, Minister for Employment (July 2016 to January 2018), said:

We will always make sure that people have the support they need to get into and progress within work. These changes reflect the fact that more people access their benefits online resulting in many of our buildings being underused.

The changes DWP is making to its estate across the country will offer a more efficient service, and deliver good value for the taxpayer.

Claimants will be informed in advance of the closures and jobcentre work coaches will provide help and assistance to them during the mergers. The list below provides details of the jobcentres that have merged, or the proposed dates, when these changes will take place.

Office Merged with Date
Colne
80 Market Street, Colne
BB8 OHS
Nelson jobcentre Closed August 2017
Farnworth
99 King Street, Farnworth, Bolton
BL4 7AX
Great Moor Street and Blackhorse Street jobcentres Closed August 2017
Whitley Bay
158 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay
NE26 2LY
North Shields jobcentre Closed August 2017
Hoylake
1 The Quadrant, Wirral
CH47 2EE
Birkenhead Upton jobcentre Closed August 2017
Newton le Willows
13-15 Market Street
Earlestown
WA12 9BQ
St Helens Gregson House jobcentre Closed August 2017
St Nicholas House
6 St Nicholas Street, Hereford
HR4 0DD
Co-location with local authority Closed September 2017
Tredegar
Crown Building Upper
Coronation Street
NP22 3NA
Ebbw Vale jobcentre Closed September 2017
Petersfield
14A Chapel Street
GU32 3DP
Havant jobcentre Closed September 2017
Stalybridge
15 Waterloo Road, Stalybridge
SK15 2AX
Ashton under Lyne and Hyde jobcentres Closed September 2017
Sutton in Ashfield
Ashbrook House, Forest Street
Sutton in Ashfield
NG17 1BH
Co-location with local authority Closed September 2017
Liverpool Norris Green
150 Parthenon Drive, Liverpool
L11 5BN
West Derby and Everton jobcentres Closed September 2017
Darwen
Green Street, Darwen
BB3 1AG
Blackburn Orchard jobcentre Closed September 2017
Manchester Chorlton jobcentre
Graeme House, Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton, Manchester
M21 9BU
Manchester West Didsbury jobcentre Closed September 2017
Newark
41 Lombard St, Newark
NG24 1EP
Co-location with local authority Closed September 2017
Bournemouth Winton
Wimborne Rd
BH9 2AR
Bournemouth Tamarisk House jobcentre Closed September 2017
Broxburn
97 East Main Street
EH52 5EE
Livingston jobcentre Closed 6 October 2017
Mountain Ash
New County Road
CF45 4HU
Aberdare jobcentre Closed 6 October 2017
Plaistow
3-9 Balaam Street
E13 8EB
Canning Town and Stratford jobcentres Closed 6 October 2017
Pyle
Ffald Road Shopping Centre
CF33 6BP
Porthcawl jobcentre Closed 6 October 2017
Hornchurch
Pioneer House, North St
RM11 1QZ
Romford jobcentre Closed 20 October 2017
Wilmslow
Venture House
46-52 Water Lane
SK9 5AH
Macclesfield jobcentre Closed 20 October 2017
Manchester Atherton
129 Market Street
M46 0DF
Leigh jobcentre Closed 27 October 2017
Port Glasgow
6 Scarlow Street
PA14 5EY
Greenock jobcentre Closed 27 October 2017
East Ham
473 Barking Road
E6 2LL
Barking, Canning Town and Stratford jobcentres Closed 3 November 2017
Stornoway
13-15 Francis Street
HS1 2NA
Stornoway Castle Street, DWP office Closed 3 November 2017
Clay Cross
Bridge Street
S45 9EF
Alfreton and Chesterfield Markham jobcentres Closed 10 November 2017
Liverpool Aintree
70 Walton Vale
L9 4RQ
Bootle Park House jobcentre Closed 17 November 2017
Sheffield Eastern Avenue
19 Eastern Avenue, Sheffield
S2 2FZ
Sheffield Cavendish Court and Sheffield Bailey Court Closed 17 November 2017
Glasgow Anniesland
21 Herschell Street
G13 1HT
Partick Jobcentre Closed 24 November 2017
Brighouse
Owler Ings Road
HD6 1EH
Halifax jobcentre Closed 24 November 2017
Fort William Waverley House
High Street
PH33 6XX
Co-location with local authority at Old Fort William High School Closed 1 December 2017
Liverpool (City Centre)
20 Williamson Square
L1 1PW
Co-location with local authority at St John’s Precinct Closed 1 December 2017
Eltham
1 Passey Place
SE9 5DA
Woolwich Jobcentre Closed 1 December 2017
Clevedon
28 Old Street
Co-location with North Somerset local authority Closed 1 December 2017
Bolsover
Unit 3, 3 Cotton Street
S44 6HA
Staveley jobcentre Closed 1 December 2017
Batley
26 Wellington Street
WF17 5HZ
Dewsbury jobcentre Closed 8 December 2017
Wick
Girnigoe Street
Caithness
KW1 4HJ
Co-location with local authority at Caithness House Closed 8 December 2017
Edgware
Middlesex House, 29-45 High Street
HA8 7DX
Hendon jobcentre Closed 15 December 2017
Bristol Central
Eagle House, 1 St Stephens Street
BS1 1EN
Co-location with local authority Closed 15 December 2017
Bristol Easton
442-450 Stapleton Road
Co-location with local authority Closed 15 December 2017
Helston
Star House, 5 Coinagehill, St Helston, Cornwall
TR13 8ER
Co-location with local authority Closed 5 January 2018
Shipley
Wainman Street
BD17 7DN
Bradford Eastbrook Court jobcentre Closed 5 January 2018
Glasgow
Maryhill Road
G20 9DH
Springburn jobcentre Closed 12 January 2018
Dagenham
Chequers Lane
RM9 6PS
Barking jobcentre Closed 19 January 2018
Glasgow Langside
152-158 Battlefield Road
G42 9JT
Newlands jobcentre Closed 19 January 2018
Newton Abbot
Sherborne House, Kingsteignton Road
TQ12 2PG
Co-location with local authority Closed 19 January 2018
Highgate
1A Elthorne Road, Highgate Hill
N19 4AL
Finsbury Park and Barnsbury jobcentres
Centre for Health and Disability Assessments to Wood Green jobcentre
Closed 23 January 2018
Lewisham (Catford)
9-19 Rushey Green
SE6 4AZ
Forest Hill, Bromley and Peckham jobcentres Closed 26 January 2018
Goldthorpe
High Street
S63 9LQ
Mexborough jobcentre Closed 26 January 2018
Southall
68 The Broadway
UB1 1QD
Ealing and Acton Jobcentres Closed 26 January 2018
Wellington
67 New Street
TF1 1NW
Telford jobcentre Closed 26 January 2018
Blackpool South
South Tyldesley Road, Blackpool
FY1 5DJ
Co-location with local authority Closed 2 February 2018
Glasgow Bridgeton
9 Muslin Street
G40 4AZ
Shettleston jobcentre Closed 2 February 2018
Kingston
3 Brook Street
KT1 2EY
Co-location with local authority Closed 2 February 2018
Madeley
Church Street
Telford
TF7 5RH
Telford jobcentre Closed 5 February 2018
Hull Market Place
South Church Side
HU1 1RU
Hull Britannia House jobcentre Closed 9 February 2018
Blackpool North
43 Queen Street
FY1 1HQ
Co-location with local authority Closed 9 February 2018
Glasgow Easterhouse
Shandwick Shopping Centre
Shandwick Street
G34 9DR
Shettleston jobcentre Closed 9 February 2018
Woking
15-29 Goldsworth Road
GU21 6JZ
Co-location with local authority Closed 9 February 2018
Andover
6 London Street, Hampshire
SP10 2PA
Co-location with local authority Closed 16 February 2018
Leyland
71 Towngate
PR25 2LR
Co-location with local authority at Leyland Civic Centre Closed 16 February 2018
Coleford
1 Mushet Walk
GL16 8BQ
Co-location with local authority Closed 16 February 2018
Derby Forester House
Becket Street
DE1 1NW
Co-location with local authority Closed 16 February 2018
Neasden
Chancel House
Neasden Lane
NW10 2XH
Harlesden and Wembley jobcentres Closed 16 February 2018
Glasgow Parkhead
1181 Duke Street
G31 5NW
Shettleston Jobcentre Closed 16 February 2018
Brixton
12 Stockwell Avenue
SW9 7AY
Kennington Park, Stockwell and Streatham jobcentres Closed 23 February 2018
Blackwood Newbridge House
75-77 High Street
NP12 1YY
New building to be acquired Closed 23 February 2018
Derby
Normanton Road
DE1 2GW
Co-location with local authority Closed 23 February 2018
Oxford
Floyds Row
Aldates
OX1 1SS
Oxford Worcester Street jobcentre Closed 23 February 2018
Clapham
Maritime House, Old Town
SW4 0JW
Stockwell, Kennington Park and Streatham jobcentres Closed 23 February 2018
Kilburn
3 Cambridge Avenue
NW6 5AH
Wembley and Kentish Town jobcentres Closed 2 March 2018
Liverpool Edge Hill
Kinglake House
Shenstone St.
L7 3PF
Toxteth jobcentre Closed 2 March 2018
Coventry
Tile Hill
CV4 9GR
Coventry Cofa Court Jobcentre Closed 2 March 2018
Lanark
Atholl House
55-57 Bannatyne Street
ML11 7NR
Co-location with local authority Closed 9 March 2018
Wythenshawe
Simon House, Wavell Road
M22 5RA
Co-location with local authority Closed 9 March 2018
Mansfield Hill House
NG18 1LN
Co-location with local authority Closed 9 March 2018
Liskeard
Bell House, 7-9 Church Street
Co-location with local authority Closed 9 March 2018
Hammersmith
22 Glenthorne Road
W6 0PP
Fulham and Shepherds Bush jobcentres Closed 9 March 2018
Herne Bay
22-26 Bank Street, Kent
CT6 5EA
Canterbury jobcentre Closed 9 March 2018
Whitstable
133 High Street
Kent
CT5 1AP
Canterbury jobcentre Closed 9 March 2018
Winsford
High Street
CW7 2AH
Co-location with local authority Closed 9 March 2018
Kidderminster
12 Lower Mill Street
DY11 6TT
Co-location with local authority Closed 16 March 2018
Liverpool Wavertree
92 High Street
L15 8HQ
Toxteth jobcentre Closed 16 March 2018
Tunbridge Wells
88 Grosvenor Road
Kent
TN1 2AX
Tonbridge jobcentre Closed 16 March 2018
Totnes
Westward House, New Walk
TQ9 5WA
Co-location with local authority Closed 16 March 2018
Haverhill
65 and 67A High Street
CB9 8AH
Co-location with local authority Closed 16 March 2018
Kings Lynn
Lovell House
St Nicholas Street
PE30 1LR
Co-location with local authority Closed 23 March 2018
Spalding
Broadgate House, Westlode Street
PE11 2BQ
Co-location with local authority Closed 23 March 2018
Boston
Crown House
PE21 8SJ
Co-location with local authority Closed 6 April 2018
Redditch
St Stephens House
Prospect Hill
B97 4DL
Co-location with local authority Closed 20 April 2018
Thetford
Townsend House
Guildford Street
IP24 2DT
Co-location with local authority at Breckland Business Centre Closed 27 April 2018
Huntingdon
2-6 Hartford Road
PE29 3PB
Co-location with local authority Closed 11 May 2018
Croydon
17-21 Cherry Orchard Road
CR9 6BX
Co-location with local authority Closed 11 May 2018
Finchley
40 Ballards Lane
N3 2BL
Barnet jobcentre Closed 1 June 2018
Skipton Cavendish House
Newmarket Street
BD23 2HN
Westgate Shopping Centre jobcentre Closed 8 June 2018
Leytonstone
Robart House
1-3 Lemna Road
E11 1JJ
Walthamstow jobcentre Closed 27 July 2018
Birmingham Summer Row
65-77 Summer Row, Ladywood, Birmingham
B3 1LB
Birmingham Broad Street jobcentre Closed 3 August 2018
Sutton
348-352 High Street
SM1 1PX
New building to be acquired Closed 3 August 2018
Alexandria
160 Bank Street
G83 0UP
Dumbarton jobcentre Closed 10 August 2018
Bishop Auckland
35 Market Place
DL14 7NX
Bishop Auckland Vinovium House Closed 10 August 2018
Manchester Longsight
123 Clarence Road
MI3 OZL
Manchester Rusholme jobcentre Closed 17 August 2018
Bargoed
44/46 High Street
CF81 8RD
New building acquired:
Unit 3 and 4, Lowry Plaza
Bargoed
CF81 8QT
Closed 24 August 2018
Newcastle Condercum House
171 West Road
NE15 6PL
Newcastle Cathedral Square jobcentre Closed 31 August 2018
Wandsworth
Jessica House
Red Lion Square
SW18 4LS
New building acquired:
1 Hardwicke Square
London
SW18 4AW
Closed 14 September 2018
Lichfield
Guardian House
Birmingham Road
Lichfield
WS13 6JG
New jobcentre site in Lichfield by the end of March 2019
Hatfield
64 Great North Road
Hatfield
AL9 5AE
New building acquired by the end of March 2019
Evesham
Abbey Road
Evesham
WR11 4SA
New building acquired by the end of March 2019
Bracknell
Fitzwilliam House
Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell
RG12 1JX
New building acquired by the end of March 2019
Bristol Yate
39 South Parade
Yate, Bristol
BS37 4BB
New building acquired by summer 2019
Hounslow
10 Montague Road
TW3 1LE
New building to be acquired To be confirmed
Caernarfon
Govt Buildings, Penralt
LL55 2HN
New building to be acquired To be confirmed
Published 6 October 2017
Last updated 3 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Changed closure date of Caernarfon and Hounslow jobcentres from end of September 2018 to 'To be confirmed'.
  2. Marked Wandsworth jobcentre as closed following the opening of a new jobcentre on 14 September 2018.
  3. Added Lichfield, Hatfield, Evesham, Bracknell and Bristol Yate jobcentres as new entries that are due to close in 2019.
  4. Marked Newcastle Condercum House jobcentre as closed, following its merger with Newcastle Cathedral Square jobcentre on 31 August 2018.
  5. Added Bargoed jobcentre's new address.
  6. Marked Bargoed jobcentre as closed.
  7. Marked Birmingham Summer Row, Sutton, Alexandria, Bishop Auckland and Manchester Longsight jobcentres as closed.
  8. Marked Leytonstone as closed after it merged with Walthamstow jobcentre on 27 July 2018.
  9. Added Manchester Longsight to the list as it was previously missing. It is due to merge with Manchester Rusholme jobcentre by mid July 2018.
  10. Changed the closure dates for Bargoed, Newcastle Condercum House, Bishop Auckland, Caernarfon, Hounslow, Leytonstone, Sutton, Wandsworth and Birmingham Summer Row jobcentres.
  11. Removed a duplicate entry for Brixton and removed Leeds Eastgate from the list as it is now remaining open.
  12. Marked Skipton Cavendish House as closed after it merged with Westgate Shopping Centre jobcentre on 8 June 2018.
  13. Marked Finchley as closed after it's merge with Barnet jobcentre on 1 June 2018.
  14. Marked Huntingdon and Croydon as closed after they both co-located with the local authority on 11 May 2018.
  15. Marked Thetford as closed following co-location with local authority at Breckland Business Centre on 27 April 2018.
  16. Marked Redditch as closed and co-located with local authority.
  17. Marked Boston as closed.
  18. Marked Whitstable as closed.
  19. Marked Lanark, Wythenshawe, Mansfield Hill House, Liskeard, Hammersmith, Herne Bay, Winsford, Kidderminster, Liverpool Wavertree, Tunbridge Wells, Totnes, Haverhill, Kings Lynn and Spalding as closed.
  20. Changed closure date for Wandsworth to by the end of July 2018.
  21. Changed closure date for Lanark to 9 March 2018, Goldthorpe to 26 January 2018, Boston to 6 April 2018, Coventry to 2 March 2018, Clapham to 23 February 2018 and both Newcastle Condercum House and Croydon to by the end of May 2018. Also changed closure date of Leytonstone and Hounslow to by the end of June 2018. Added the following new entries: Brixton, Bishop Auckland, Caenarfon, Sutton and Alexandria. Marked the following entries as closed: Kilburn, Liverpool Edge Hill and Coventry Tile Hill.
  22. Marked the following sites as closed: Madeley, Hull Market Place, Blackpool North, Glasgow Easterhouse, Woking, Andover, Leyland, Coleford, Derby Forester House, Neasden, Glasgow Parkhead, Blackwood Newbridge, Derby and Oxford. Changed Wythenshawe closure date to 9 March 2018.
  23. Changed closing date for Kidderminster to 16 March 2018, Redditch to 20 April 2018 and Thetford to 27 April 2018.
  24. Added Birmingham Summer Row as merging with Birmingham Broad Street after March 2018.
  25. Changed closure date of Huntingdon to 11 May 2018 and Hull Market Place to 9 February 2018. Marked Glasgow, Goldthorpe, Dagenham, Glasgow Langside, Newton Abbot, Highgate, Lewisham, Southall, Wellington, Blackpool South, Glasgow Bridgeton and Kingston as closed.
  26. Updated closure date for Leeds Eastgate jobcentre
  27. Marked Helston and Shipley jobcentres as closed on 5 January 2018. Removed Edmonton Annex from the list as it is no longer closing.
  28. Added closed for all before 15 December 2017 and changed closing dates for: Helston, Newton Abbot, Highgate, Lewisham (Catford), Wellington, Telfod Madeley, Andover, Spalding, Liskeard, Mansfield Hill House, Clapham, Totnes, Huntingdon, Haverhill, Bargoed, Finchley, Kidderminster, Skipton Cavendish House and Brixton.
  29. Changed closing dates for Edmonton Annex, Clevedon and Highgate. Marked all before 30 November as closed.
  30. Added closed dates to Hornchurch and Wilmslow. Changed closing dates to Clay Cross, Brighouse and Bolsover. Removed Abingdon Torus House from the table.
  31. Added closed dates to Broxburn, Mountain Ash, Plaistow and Pyle table entries. Changed closing dates to East Ham, Sheffield Eastern Avenue, Clevedon, Fort William Waverley House, Liverpool (City Centre), Wick, Bristol Easton, Leyland, Newcastle (Condercum House) and Thetford table entries.
  32. First published.