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Conference Centre (B Block)

Rush Green Campus, Dagenham Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 0XU

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About this venue

The Conference Centre has a maximum capacity of 200 people and can be booked by external organisations or members of the public for events and functions.

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COVID-19 Information (Barking and Dagenham College)

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Conference Centre is located on the ground floor of B Block.
    • It is used by the college generally but is also available to hire by outside groups.
    • Staff and students may access the facility from within the college buildings.
    • Visitors will access the centre via the Jubilee Building, using the main entrance, reception, security barriers and link to B Block. .
    • Please see the guide to the Jubilee Building for full details.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The College campus is located to the south of Rush Green, 2 miles south of the A12 and 4 miles north of the A13. From the A12 at Romford turn south onto Mawney Road and follow the road for about 800m. Turn left on to St Edwards Way. At the roundabout take the fourth exit so that you double back on yourself down the other side of St Edwards Way. At the next roundabout take the third exit. You will pass under the railway bridge before coming to another roundabout. At this roundabout, take the fourth exit on to Oldchurch Road and then take the third left on to Dagenham Road. Follow the road across the A124 and continue down the road for about 600m. The College will be on your right. Limited free parking is available for visitors.
    • There is limited free parking available for visitors in the Visitor Car Park, located by the Jubilee Building. This car park is accessible. There is a second car park for Staff and Students located by the Fitness Centre. This car park has more Blue Badge Bays but is for permit holders only.
  • By Bus View
    • The campus is served by the 174 bus between Dagenham, Marsh Way and Harold Hill The nearest bus stop is the Barking and Dagenham College (Stop T) stop on Dagenham Road. This stop is serviced by the 174.
  • By Train View
    • Romford is the nearest station, located about 1.5 miles away. The 174 bus which stops outside the college campus can be alighted from the Romford Station (Stop t) stop on South Street.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Dagenham East Station which is about 1.5 miles away. The nearest station serviced by the 174 bus is Dagenham Heathway, located about 2.4 miles away from the campus.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are two site campus car parks within 200m.
    • These are the visitors car park and the Staff and Student Car park.

Site/Campus Car Park (Staff and Student Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the left of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Refectory, Fitness Centre, B Block.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the campus.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the campus.
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the refectory.

Site/Campus Car Park (Visitors Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the front left of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Jubilee Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 400cm (11ft 6in x 13ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Barking and Dagenham College Campus.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Jubilee Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the Visitor's Car Park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm (5ft).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Entrance (Jubilee Block Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the Jubilee Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm (5ft).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm (5ft).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located between the first and second set of doors.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Entrance (Conference Room Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is a large multi-purpose conference room with audio-visual equipment.
    • Access is through a manual door with a width of over 75cm.
    • Tables and chairs may be laid out according to the events.
    • The tables have heights of 74cm and the speakers desk 85cm.
    • There are no flashing alarms in the conference centre.
    • The tables have heights of 74cm and the speakers desk 85cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the room with no trip hazards.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the conference centre entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left of the conference centre entrance lobby.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the estates reception.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 255cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 4in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left of the entrance lobby.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the conference centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left of the entrance lobby.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the conference centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.