Directions

For those using GPS the hall post code is ME4 4BT. If you require further help with directions choose the appropriate approach from those given below and follow instructions. Feel free to copy and paste any section you require.

Directions Approaching From Strood/Rochester A2

Take A2 through Strood, over Rochester Bridge and keep in left hand lane, passing a number of sets of traffic lights. Road bends to the right at a set of traffic lights. Continue to follow A2 Chatham and Gillingham. Keep in left hand lane as road bears left up a hill. Keep left at the mini roundabout at top of hill keeping grass banks on right hand side. Shortly after passing St Bartholomew s Hospital (on left – watch out for speed camera!) you will see a Wickes warehouse on the right followed quickly by an Esso petrol station (also on the right). In a further 300 metres (approximately) the road dips slightly left. Ignore pedestrian crossing (light controlled) and  turn left at next set of lights signed Chatham Town Centre and immediately left again taking slip to avoid lights. Beware light controlled pedestrian crossing. After 100 metres, take left filter signed to James Street, Rhode Street and Jenkins Dale. Do not proceed through underpass but turn immediately right at mini roundabout taking road under bridge. This is one way but traffic has been known to ignore this so beware! Pass under the bridge.

If you carry a blue disabled badge turn right. You will see the Army hall right in front of you. You may circle the building in an anti-clockwise direction and park where you can, displaying your badge. Beware, some drivers ignore the clockwise procedure!  If you do not carry a blue badge keep straight ahead after passing under the aforementioned bridge. There are two parking options both of which require payment (unfortunately).

Turn immediately left into surface car park at rear of the Debenhams store (pay when parked). Once parked walk in the opposite direction from the which you entered the car park, keeping the NCP car park on your left hand side. You will see the SA building straight in front of you (large cross on the wall facing you). The entrance is down the slope to the left of the cross

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Turn right opposite the entrance to the surface car park into the NCP multi-storey car park (pay when leaving). Once parked leave the car park by the nearest exit and you will either see the SA building directly in front of you (large cross on the wall facing you) or you will need to turn sharp left in order to do so according to which exit you left by. The entrance is down the slope to the left of the cross.

Directions Approaching From Hoo Peninsula/Gravesend

Follow signs to Medway Tunnel. Pass through tunnel and as you leave it take the left slip road. Take the third exit at the roundabout. Follow signs for Chatham Town Centre.  Proceed through numerous sets of traffic lights.  At approach to Tesco s store on the left, keep in the right lane at the lights. Cross the lights and turn right at the next set (100 metres).  After 100 metres, take left filter signed to James Street, Rhode Street and Jenkins Dale.  Do not proceed through underpass but turn immediately right at mini roundabout taking road under bridge. This is one way but traffic has been known to ignore this so beware! Pass under the bridge.

If you carry a blue disabled badge turn right. You will see the Army hall right in front of you. You may circle the building in an anti-clockwise direction and park where you can, displaying your badge. Beware, some drivers ignore the clockwise procedure!  If you do not carry a blue badge keep straight ahead after passing under the aforementioned bridge. There are two parking options both of which require payment (unfortunately).

Turn immediately left into surface car park at rear of the Debenhams store (pay when parked). Once parked walk in   the opposite direction from the which you entered the car park, keeping the NCP car park on your left hand side. You will see the SA building straight in front of you (large cross on the wall facing you). The entrance is down the slope to the left of the cross.

OR

Turn right opposite the entrance to the surface car park into the NCP multi-storey car park (pay when leaving). Once parked leave the car park by the nearest exit and you will either see the SA building directly in front of you (large cross on the wall facing you) or you will need to turn sharp left in order to do so according to which exit you left by. The entrance is down the slope to the left of the cross.

Directions Approaching From Rainham/Gillingham A2

Proceed westbound on A2 following signs to Chatham (also Rochester/London). Descend a long hill (Chatham Hill) from which you will observe Chathamand Rochestersprawled out in front of you.  In your delight, beware of the speed camera half way down the hill, just before a footbridge over the road!!! At the foot of the hill, after the traffic lights, take the second exit at the roundabout (at about 10 o clock position, still A2 Rochester/London).  Immediately get in right hand lane and after 200 metres, take right filter lane signed Chatham Town Centre at lights.  Turn right at the lights keeping immediately to the left hand lane.  At 50 metres turn left and beware light controlled pedestrian crossing.  After 100 metres, take left filter signed to James Street, Rhode Street and Jenkins Dale.  Do not proceed through underpass but turn immediately right at mini roundabout taking road under bridge. This is one way but traffic has been known to ignore this so beware! Pass under the bridge.

If you carry a blue disabled badge turn right. You will see the Army hall right in front of you. You may circle the building in an anti-clockwise direction and park where you can, displaying your badge. Beware, some drivers ignore the clockwise procedure!
If you do not carry a blue badge keep straight ahead after passing under the aforementioned bridge. There are two parking options both of which require payment (unfortunately).

Turn immediately left into surface car park at rear of the Debenhams store (pay when parked). Once parked walk in   the opposite direction from the which you entered the car park, keeping the NCP car park on your left hand side. You will see the SA building straight in front of you (large cross on the wall facing you). The entrance is down the slope to the left of the cross.

OR

Turn right opposite the entrance to the surface car park into the NCP multi-storey car park (pay when leaving). Once parked leave the car park by the nearest exit and you will either see the SA building directly in front of you (large cross on the wall facing you) or you will need to turn sharp left in order to do so according to which exit you left by. The entrance is down the slope to the left of the cross.

Directions Approaching From St Mary s Island

Follow signs for Chatham Town Centre.  Proceed through numerous sets of traffic lights.  At approach to Tesco s store on the left, keep in the right lane at the lights. Cross the lights and turn right at the next set (100 metres).  After 100 metres, take left filter signed to James Street, Rhode Street and Jenkins Dale.  Do not proceed through underpass but turn immediately right at mini roundabout taking road under bridge. This is one way but traffic has been known to ignore this so beware! Pass under the bridge.

If you carry a blue disabled badge turn right. You will see the Army hall right in front of you. You may circle the building in an anti-clockwise direction and park where you can, displaying your badge. Beware, some drivers ignore the clockwise procedure!  If you do not carry a blue badge keep straight ahead after passing under the aforementioned bridge. There are two parking options both of which require payment (unfortunately).

Turn immediately left into surface car park at rear of the Debenhams store. Once parked walk in   the opposite direction from the which you entered the car park, keeping the NCP car park on your left hand side. You will see the SA building straight in front of you (large cross on the wall facing you). The entrance is down the slope to the left of the cross

OR

Turn right opposite the entrance to the surface car park into the NCP multi-storey car park. Once parked leave the car park by the nearest exit and you will either see the SA building directly in front of you (large cross on the wall facing you) or you will need to turn sharp left in order to do so according to which exit you left by. The entrance is down the slope to the left of the cross.

Directions Approaching From M2, M20 or Maidstone

If approaching from M20 or Maidstone use A229 up Blue Bell Hill. Follow road straight ahead and pass over M2. You will see an ASDA store on your right side followed shortly by the Holiday Inn hotel on your left (beware speed camera). If approaching from the M2 motorway leave at junction 3 and follow signs for Chatham/Rochester. Whether you have exited from the coast bound or London bound direction the next phase of the route is convoluted but stick to signs and road markings as above and you will eventually see the ASDA store on your right shortly followed by the Holiday Inn on your left (beware speed camera).

From here on the route is the same regardless of where you have come from. Shortly after the Holiday Inn you will see an industrial park on your left with Curry s/PC World and Homebase facing the road. Do not enter the industrial park but continue straight ahead at the roundabout keeping Toys R Us on your left. Keep right at next major junction/roundabout taking A230 signed to Chatham (avoid A229 Rochester). Follow this road until you have passed Chatham Cemetery (right hand side – approx 1000 metres). At the bottom of the hill follow signs for Chatham Town Centre and pass under road bridge (A2). At next lights turn right, signed all other routes . At top of slope (lights) turn left towards Rhode Street and NCP Car Parks. Proceed along rear of Debenhams store.

If you carry a blue disabled badge turn right and then left. You will see the Army hall right in front of you. You may circle the building in an anti-clockwise direction and park where you can, displaying your badge. Beware, some drivers ignore the clockwise procedure!

If you do not carry a blue badge there are two parking options available when you have passed Debenhams both of which require payment (unfortunately).

Turn immediately sharp right into surface car park at rear of the Debenhams store (pay when parked). Once parked walk in the opposite direction from the which you entered the car park, keeping the NCP car park on your left hand side. You will see the SA building straight in front of you (large cross on the wall facing you). The entrance is down the slope to the left of the cross.

OR

Keep straight/slight right into the NCP multi-storey car park (pay when leaving). This is on the left and opposite the entrance to the surface car park. Once parked leave the car park by the nearest exit and you will either see the SA building directly in front of you (large cross on the wall facing you) or you will need to turn sharp left in order to do so according to which exit you left by. The entrance is down the slope to the left of the cross.