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Art and Design Centre

Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Art and Design, Photography, Biology, Geography and Geology.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From junction 11 of the M11, take the A1309 towards Cambridge City Centre. After 1.5 miles, turn right into Long Road (A1134). After a mile, turn left into Hills Road. The college is located approximately half a mile along Hills Road, on the left.
    • No parking is available to students, except Blue Badge holders. There is a car park for visitors at the front of the site, off Hills Road, and a staff car park to the side off Purbeck Road, which can be used by Blue Badge holders by prior arrangement with the college. There is a public multi-storey car park located nearby.
  • By Bus View
    • Citi 1 or Citi 7 buses from the city centre stop directly outside the college, as does the Babraham Park and Ride route.
  • By Train View
    • Cambridge Station is approximately half a mile away from the college. The Citi 1 or the Park and Ride buses can be used to get to the college from here. Cambridge served by trains to London Kings Cross and Liverpool Street, as well as Kings Lynn, Norwich and Ipswich.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Parking (Staff Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 453cm x 473cm (14ft 10in x 15ft 6in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest designated bay is 112m (122yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 118m (129yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • Comments View
    • The designated bays are 102 and 118 metres from the main lift, and 65 and 70 metres from the rear entrance.
    • This car park is for staff permit holders, but students with disabilities can park here. They must apply for a permit, which is free.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the Quadrangle, behind the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are E-1-M.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 158cm x 104cm (5ft 2in x 3ft 5in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • 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 accessed from the Quadrangle, outside the building.
    • Floor E is the lift entrance at ground level from the Quadrangle.
    • There are easy ramps in front of the lift on all floors.
    • A key is required to operate this lift.
    • Any student or member of staff who may need to use this lift regularly will be issued with their own key.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located next to the main 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 light.
  • The width of the door opening is 192cm (6ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the Art and Design area of the ground floor.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located directly in front of the doors.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a small threshold located at the top of this short ramp.

Outside Access (Art Studio A015 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the Quadrangle, next to the lift.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads directly into the Art Studio from the Quadrangle.

Level Change (Art Studio A015 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Geography and Biology Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the Quadrangle.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the Geography/Geology area of the ground floor.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Colin Greenhalgh Building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the Geography/Geology area of the ground floor.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).

Inside Access

  • There is not 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.
  • Comments View
    • It is not possible to access Art and Design and the Geography/Geology areas of the ground floor internally.
    • Biology Labs 2, 5 and 7 on the first floor can only be accessed through the Printing and Printmaking Studio and Lab 1 from the lift.

Level Change (Art and Design Studio)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the entrance to the Art and Design Studio from the main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 117cm (3ft 10in).

Other Floors (Art and Design Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-M.
    • 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the link to the Main Building.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located just inside the main entrance.
    • The link to the Main Building is located on the landing between the first and mezzanine floors (shown in photogtaph 2).

Other Floors (Biology Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located just inside the Geography and Biology entrance.

Level Change (Printing and Printmaking Studio)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the first floor.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead to the lower part of the Printing and Printmaking Studio and the Computer Room, from the lift on the first floor.

Lift (Printing and Printmaking Studio)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the Printing and Printmaking Studio.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 72cm x 123cm (2ft 4in x 4ft).
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access to the lower part of the Printing and Printmaking Studio and the Computer Room, from the lift on the first floor.

Level Change (Biology Labs)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the access into Biology Lab 1 on the first floor from the Printing and Printmaking studio, where the main lift is located.
    • Access between the two areas is via a single, heavy door, 84cm wide.
    • The ramp is portable, but is stored in situ.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilets are located in the Colin Greenhalgh Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located in the Colin Greenhalgh Building.
  • Please see the guide for this building for further details.