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Hamilton Centre

Brunel University London, Uxbridge Campus, Kingston Lane, UB8 3PH

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COVID-19 Information (Brunel University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include University Dining, University Bar, The Academy, Loco's and Social Kitchen - Streat, Bowl, Brunch, Taco Jacks, Natural and Aspretto.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Uxbridge.
  • The nearest mainline station is West Drayton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Uxbridge.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest car park is located off South Loop Road.
    • There are 4 designated bays for Blue Badge holders.
    • These bays are 420cm wide and 560cm depth.
    • There is reserved parking for visitors and also Pay & Display parking.

Service (Santander Bank)

  • The service is located on the ground floor of the Hamilton Centre.
  • There are doors leading into the Santander Bank.
  • The doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • There is level access once inside the service/area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in this service / area.
  • There is not a reception desk / counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is not available only on request.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There are two cash machines on the outer wall of the bank 90cm high.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Service (Brunel Health)

  • The service is located on the ground floor of the Hamilton Centre.
  • There are doors leading into the Brunel Health.
  • The doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • There is level access once inside the service/area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in this service / area.
  • The desk / counter is medium (77cm - 109cm) in height.
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Service (Subway)

  • The service is located on the ground floor of the Hamilton Centre.
  • There are doors leading into the Subway.
  • The doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • There is level access once inside the service/area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in this service / area.
  • There is a reception desk / counter.
  • The desk / counter is medium (77cm - 109cm) in height.
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

Service (Brunel Volunteers/Brunel Job Shop)

  • The service is located on the ground floor of the Hamilton Centre.
  • There are doors leading into the Brunel Volunteers.
  • The doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • There is level access once inside the service/area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in this service / area.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:30 - 16:45.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:45.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:45.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 16:45.
    • Friday 09:30 - 16:45.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Service (Costcutter)

  • The service is located on the ground floor of the Hamilton Centre.
  • There are doors leading into the Costcutter.
  • The doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • There is level access once inside the service/area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in this service / area.
  • There is a reception desk / counter.
  • The desk / counter is medium (77cm - 109cm) in height.
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 20:45.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:45.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:45.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 20:45.
    • Friday 08:00 - 20:45.
    • Saturday 09:30 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Service (Union Reception & Union Shop)

  • The service is located on the ground floor of the Hamilton Centre.
  • There are doors leading into the Union Reception & Union Shop.
  • The doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • There is level access once inside the service/area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in this service / area.
  • There is a reception desk / counter.
  • The desk / counter is high (110cm+) in height.
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Friday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (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 (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • To the left as you face the automatic doors are 2 sets of manual doors which open towards you, are double, heavy and are 160cm wide.

Outside Access (Union of Brunel Students Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Level Change (Union of Brunel Students Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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 medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located in the foyer area.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 130cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Broosters)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Eating and Drinking (Broosters)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the first floor entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 11:30 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 11:30 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 11:30 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 11:30 - 21:00.
    • Friday 11:30 - 21:00.
    • Saturday 12:00 - 19:00.
    • Sunday 12:00 - 19:00.

Outside Access (The Academy - Foyer Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the main foyer of the Hamilton Centre.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Eating and Drinking (The Academy)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the foyer entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 60cm (1ft 12in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp and 4 deep, well marked steps with handrails on both sides that lead down to the main dance floor.

Accessible Toilet (The Academy)

  • 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 30m (32yd 2ft) from the foyer entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you face the main bar.
    • 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 bar staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 200cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 7in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 104cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 104cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (The Academy)

Outside Access (Loco's - Foyer and Corridor Entrances)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the main foyer and corridor of the Hamilton Centre.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 similar entrances to Loco's which are both off the main foyer of the Hamilton Centre.
    • The photographs show both of the entrances in Loco's.

Eating and Drinking (Loco's)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the foyer entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 56cm (1ft 10in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp and also a set of 4 steps and a set of 2 steps that lead down to the main bar area.
    • The ramp has a handrail on the left going down and the well marked, deep steps have handrails on both sides.
    • Food is served between 10.00 and 17.00 hours, on Monday to Friday and between 12.00 and 17.00 hours at weekends.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Saturday 12:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 12:00 - 17:00.

Outside Access (The Junction)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Eating and Drinking (Izzi's Pizza)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Junctions entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 11:00 - 01:00.
    • Tuesday 11:00 - 01:00.
    • Wednesday 11:00 - 01:00.
    • Thursday 11:00 - 02:00.
    • Friday 11:00 - 02:00.
    • Saturday 11:00 - 02:00.
    • Sunday 11:00 - 22:00.

Eating and Drinking (Taste Kingdom)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Junction entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals.

Opening Times (Taste Kingdom)

  • Monday 08:00 - 14:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 14:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 14:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 14:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 14:30.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 12:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet (Hamilton Centre)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the ground floor corridor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 220cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (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 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 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) (Hamilton Centre)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.