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

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Introduction

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

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.

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 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 450cm x 300cm (14ft 9in x 9ft 10in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 134m (146yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • The furthest designated bay is 140m (153yd 4in) from the main lift.
    • 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 patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • This car park is for staff permit holders, but students with disabilities can park here. They must apply for a permit, which is free.

Parking (Visitors' 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 at the front of the buidling.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 350cm (11ft 6in x 11ft 6in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • The furthest designated bay is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located outside, at the front of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-E-G-1.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 104cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 5in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does 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
    • Floor E is the external entrance.
    • A key is required to operate this lift from the external entrance, which will be issued to staff and students who use this building regularly.
    • There is an intercom located next to the external entrance, 107cm high, linked to the main reception for visitors to request access to the lift.

Level Change (Main Lift)

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

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 139cm (4ft 7in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 10 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are 6 steps in front of the entrance, and a further 4 steps between the 2 sets of doors.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from the Quadrangle.
  • 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 164cm (5ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the landing between the ground floor and basement on the main stairs.

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/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located just inside the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).

Outside Access (Basement Social Space Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located next to the rear entrance, off the Main Quad.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Basement Social Space Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The Basement Social Space can also be accessed internally, via the lift.

Reception (Main)

  • The desk/counter is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • This is the main reception for the college.
    • The main reception is closed during holidays and at weekends.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 17:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:30.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:30.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 17:30.
    • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Step-free access to the first floor classrooms, offices and the I.T. Lift from the Main Lift is via the library.
    • Please see the separate guide for the Stephenson Library for more details.
    • Photograph 3 shows the link to the Art and Design building on the first floor.
    • The single heavy door, 77 cm wide, which opens towards you, leads to the landing between the first and mezzanine floors of the Art and Design Building.

Reception (Adult Education Office)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The Adult Education Office is located on the ground floor, opposite the lift.
    • There is a bell, 134cm from the ground, to attract attention.

Level Change (Resources)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located off the ground floor corridor.
  • 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Reception (Bursary)

  • The desk/counter is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The Bursary reception is closed during the holidays.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 09:00.
    • Monday 11:15 - 13:45.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 09:00.
    • Tuesday 11:15 - 13:45.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 09:00.
    • Wednesday 11:15 - 13:45.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 09:00.
    • Thursday 11:15 - 13:45.
    • Friday 08:30 - 09:00.
    • Friday 11:15 - 13:45.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Bursary and Estates)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located off the ground floor corridor, just past Resources.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Level Change (Examination Offices and Meeting Rooms)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the ground floor, next to the far stairs.
  • There is/are 8 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

Other Floors (Main Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-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.

Other Floors (Far Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-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
    • There are links to the ground and first floors of the Hall Building and Bradfield Centre from the landings between the basement and ground, and ground and first floors.

Level Change (Basement Ramp)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp leads from the lift to the male toilets, Reprographics, Key Skills and Enrichment and the Social Space.

Level Change (First Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the first floor, on the far side of the library.
  • There is/are 6 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.

Lift (I.T. Lift)

  • The lift is located on the first floor, leading to the I.T. area.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 83cm (3ft 1in x 2ft 9in).
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (I.T. Services Desk)

  • The desk/counter is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The I.T. Services desk is located on the 1st floor, along the corridor past the platform lift.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 17:00..
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00..
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00..
    • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00..
    • Friday 08:30 - 17:00..
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Basement Social Space - Costa Coffee Kiosk)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 sandwiches and hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The fixed tables are located next to the kiosk, and have computers for students to use.
    • The social space also contains a common room area with sofas but no tables.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 15:00..
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 15:00..
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 15:00..
    • Thursday 08:30 - 15:00..
    • Friday 08:30 - 15:00..
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet.

  • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the Hall Building and Bradfield Centre.

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 ground floor, next to the main reception.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the min lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the basement, next to the main stairs.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.