The test centre at Colwick is the oldest of the current test centres in Nottingham (it was located there following the closure of the test centres at West Bridgford and Gedling). It is generally used by people who live on the east and south sides of Nottingham.
The test centre is located in a purpose built site off an industrial road (used by several lorries, resulting in a severely pot-holed road). The test centre car park is front of the test centre with most bays to the right (slightly up hill) although there are a few bays to the left as well. The waiting room is quite large and has two toilets available for use by learners and instructors. Care needs to be taken in leaving and returning to the test centre (as the exit road, where the gates are located, is narrow and bendy). Joining the main road (T-Junction), all tests will go left and leads to a new roundabout (built in 2016), which currently has just three exits. Tests from Colwick covers a wide area from West Bridgford, The Meadows, the Lacemarket and Broadmarsh parts of the city, Sneinton, Carlton, Mapperley Plains, Gedling, Netherfield, Stoke Bardolph and up to Burton Joyce, Lowdham and Lambley. The trickiest roundabouts are the three along the Colwick Loop Road and the “BBC roundabout”.
If you are not familiar with the Colwick Test Centre area and have a test booked there, you might want to consider booking a lesson or two with me to have a drive around some of the test area. As Colwick, like most test centres, has about 20 different test routes, it would be impossible to get to travel each route in one or two sessions but I can show you some of the test area and several key junctions in one or two sessions (2 hour sessions being recommended) so that you have a better understanding of the area before the day of your test.
Please be aware that I do not provide my car for use at a test for people who have already booked a test but if you are interested in this or any of my other services, or just want to discuss your plans, please complete the contact form, call me today on 0798 011 1234 (message me by text or through WhatsApp) or send me a message from my Facebook Business Page.