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The George Hurd Activity Centre, Audley Way, Basildon, Essex SS14 2FL
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The George Hurd Activity Centre
Audley Way
SS14 2FL

Reception For Parking

Check in with reception if you are leaving your car in the car park as you may need to register your car details with them as there might be wardens patrolling the car park area.

Directions: Public Transport

From Basildon Train Station

There is a taxi rank to the rear of the station and the time is about 5-7 minutes depending on the traffic.

Taxi numbers are

  • Value Cars - 01268 525252
  • A & B Taxis - 01268 555555

From Basildon Bus Station

First Buses run past the George Hurd centre are Number 5 to Pitsea and Number 25 to Wickford. Busses run every 15 minutes.

Get off on Ghyllgrove Road, the centre is on your left after the traffic lights.

Directions: By Car

FROM A13, LONDON OR SOUTHEND BOUND, About 6-10 minutes

Follow A176 for Basildon, the Hospital will be on your left go over this roundabout and on to Basildon continuing down the A176 to the first roundabout staying in the middle lane take the 2nd exit and then get over to the right hand lane at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A1321 (Broadmayne) continue along Broadmayne over 3 sets of traffic lights, fire station will be on your right until you get to main traffic lights and turn left into Ghyllgrove the George Hurd Centre will be on your left as you turn into this road, then turn left again into Audley Way and then into the car park area.

FROM A127, LONDON OR SOUTHEND BOUND, About 6-10 minutes

Take the turning for Basildon (A176) and follow this down to Basildon, turn left onto the A1321 at the roundabout (Broadmayne) and follow the same instructions for the A13.

Directions: Walking


If you are walking from the train station you come out of the main entrance and go down the slope in front that takes you under the road and up the other side or you can cross over the road at the pelican crossing, proceeding from the slope turn to your left and walk straight forward passing over a service road and Icelands freezer shop is on your right. Continue along this path until you get to a crossroads and turn right into the main square of the town centre proceed along this path passing Primarks on your right and keep straight on pass the shops until you get to the end here you will see Santander on the corner on the left and on the other side Sports Direct and Toys r Us, continue again along this path until you reach the first set of pelican crossings, cross over here and Staples and Car phone warehouse should be on your left. Continue to the next set of pelican crossings and cross over Broadmayne which takes you into Ghyllgrove and the George centre will be on your left, turn left into Audley Way and car park and you have arrived at the entrance, there is automatic doors that will open with plenty of room for wheelchairs etc. The reception is on your right.