Find VAL

VAL's main office is Stringer House in Hunslet, approximately 1.5 miles from Leeds City Centre, with easy access from the motorway network.

Stringer House is the VAL main office. The address is:

Stringer House,
34 Lupton Street
Leeds LS10 2QW

The entrance to Stringer House is at the back of the building, through the car park.

(Please note: Volunteer Centre Leeds is based in Leeds city centre. For details see Find Volunteer Centre Leeds).

Location of Stringer House

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Find Stringer House by car 

From Leeds city centre
Follow signs for the M1 south. Join the M621 at Junction 3 and leave at Junction 6 (Middleton). At the bottom of the slip road turn left on to Balm Road. Half a mile further, immediately after going over a railway bridge, turn right on to Midland Road, then the first left on to Lupton Street. Stringer House is to your left immediately following a sharp right-hand bend. There is free parking at the back of the building or on the street.

From the west/north
Leave the M621 at Junction 6 (Middleton) and follow the directions above.

From the south/east
Leave the M621 at Junction 5 (Beeston). At the end of the slip road turn right, then at the roundabout take the second exit (Beza Street). Follow this road over a railway bridge to a small roundabout take the second exit onto Church Street. You should see the church ahead, continue to the traffic lights at the crossroads. At the traffic lights turn right on to Balm Road, then take the first left on to Midland Road then the first left again on to Lupton Street. Following the sharp right-hand bend Stringer House is to your left. There is free parking at the back of the building or on the street.

Find Stringer House by public transport

There is a regular bus service to Hunslet from the Corn Exchange in Leeds City Centre. The route is covered by bus numbers 12; 13; 13A, 88 and 88A.  These buses can be caught from bus stop K4 next to the Corn Exchange on New Market Street. After a 10-15 minute journey, get off the bus on Church Street in Hunslet at the stop opposite the Penny Hill Centre (Morrisons).

When you get off the bus, turn left and immediately take the road on the right - Grove Road. Keeping the playing field on your right, after 100 metres turn right along the short footpath that links Grove Road and Lupton Street. Continue with the playing field on the right, along Lupton Street, Stringer House is approximately 50 metres further along on the right hand side. The entrance to the building is at the back through the car park.

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The nearest train station is Leeds City Train Station. Stringer House is approximately 1.5 miles from the station. To catch a bus it is a 5-10 minute walk from the train station to the bus stop (K4) near the Corn Exchange, (see bus information above). Or there is a taxi rank immediately outside the main concourse.

Find Stringer House by bike

Please see the downloadable document below, which is adapted from a Leeds City Council cycling guide


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