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Jubilee Building – STEM Centre

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

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About this venue

The STEM Centre provides an innovative teaching area for Science, Technology and Maths related subjects, and also offers STEM Experience days which can be booked by local schools.

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Gazelle Stem Centre is a base for learning about science, technology, engineering and maths.
    • The centre may facilitate events for outside groups and the spaces are also available to hire.
    • Access to the centre is via the main entrance and reception to the Jubilee Building.

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.
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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 (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.

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.

Outside Access (Jubilee Building Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors are operated by movement sensor.
    • The reception and access to A Block is located to the right of the foyer.

Security Barriers

  • The security barriers are operated by the electronic swipe card issued to staff, students and visitors.
  • Security staff are available at the barriers to assist if required with the security office located to the right of the barriers.
  • The standard barriers open to a width of 54cm. The wide barrier opens to 84cm.
  • There is a very slight slope in front of the barriers which can be seen in photograph 2.

Outside Access (Gazelle Stem Centre Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located directly to the left as you walk through the security entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to a corridor which leads to a work room, the cinema room and toilets.
    • A swipe card would be needed to gain access and the door is push pad operated when exiting.

Outside Access (Gazelle Stem Centre Computer Suite Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left after going through the security entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads directly into the computer suite, still giving access to the work room, cinema room and toilets.
    • A swipe card would be needed to gain access and the door is push pad operated when exiting.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • 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 are tables and chairs of varying heights in the investigation areas.
    • The work room is in the centre, the cinema room and computer suite are either side with sliding doors for access.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Gazelle Stem Centre Main Entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the corridor from the Gazelle Stem Centre Main Entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 247cm (5ft 5in x 8ft 1in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency 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 not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Cinema Room

  • The cinema room is able to project 2D and 3D images, special 3D glasses are available.
  • Seating is on giant beanbags, although standard chairs can be brought into the space if required.

Standard Toilet(s)