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Seacole Building

Harrow Weald Campus, Brookshill, Harrow Weald, Middlesex, HA3 6RR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the domestic care suite, orthopaedic care suite, nutritional laboratory, exercise suite and triage room as well as a range of traditional teaching rooms.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Harrow Weald Campus is located in the north west of London. This campus can be most easily reached from the M1 by leaving at junction 4 onto Edgeware Way then turning right onto Spur Road and continuing down the A410 for approximately 3 miles, then turning right onto the A409. The campus is approximately 300m from the A410/A409 turning.
    • There is limited parking at the Harrow Weald campus. There is free parking for visitors and allocated parking for staff. Student parking is limited to students with medical requirements and is charged on a daily basis.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is the Weald College (stop WD) which is served by route 258 and bus stop Weald College (stop WB) which is served by routes 258 and 640. These stops are located on the A409 approximately 85m north of the college entrance.
  • By Train View
    • The closest train station is Harrow and Wealstone Station. This station is served by the Overground, Southern and West Midlands Trains. This train station is approximately 2.4km from the college and would take around 30 minutes to walk. This train station is also served by the 258 and 640 bus routes.
  • By Underground View
    • The closest underground station is Harrow and Wealstone Station. This station is served by the Bakerloo line. This underground station is approximately 2.4km from the college and would take around 30 minutes to walk. This underground station is also served by the 258 and 640 bus routes.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Harrow Weld Campus carpark.
    • The car park is located on the right side of the campus.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on the south side of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are The Health and Care Centre and Design, Art and Ceramics 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 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 650cm (12ft 2in x 21ft 4in).
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the main reception.
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Health and Care Centre main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the left side of the building from the campus car park.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm (5ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • 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 gradient is slight.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 4 shows an example of the standard teaching room layout.

Care Suite

  • This practical teaching room contains beds of both fixed and adjustable heights.
  • There is an example kitchen layout with 93cm high worktops.
  • There is a table 72cm high and arm chairs with both arm rests are available.
  • An adjustable height table is available.

Ward

  • This practical study room contains adjustable height beds and tables laid out in a hospital ward configuration.
  • There is a ceiling track hoist and a manual hoist as shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Hygiene Room

  • This practical study room is set out as an accessible toilet and shower facility.
  • This room contained ceiling track and manual hoists and a clos-o-mat toilet.
  • There is a wheel in shower with a drop down seat and adjustable height shower head.
  • There are drop down rails within reach of the shower and toilet and wall mounted rails located around the room.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located directly beyond the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase at the far end of the corridor on the left hand side on entrance. This staircase is shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located halfway down the corridor on the left hand side as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 192cm (4ft 1in x 6ft 4in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is for disabled use only and requires a key card to operate. The keycard lock function was not working at time of survey.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left immediately after the entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff or the main reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 184cm x 208cm (6ft x 6ft 10in).
    • There is 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 and open waste paper bin 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 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 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)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor in the left main corridor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 18m from the main entrance.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are vertical and horizontal grab rails on the left hand side only.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate female and male toilets for staff and students.