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Linda Sinclair Building

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include PE and Performing Arts on the ground floor, including the Performing Arts Workshop, plus Performing Arts Studios on the first and second floors; The Maths Department on the first and second floors, including the Maths Resource Room on the second floor.

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

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for visitors within approximately 200m.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is Visitor Parking.
    • The car park is located off Hill's Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Visitor's Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Hill's Road.
    • 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 380cm x 480cm (12ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
    • 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.
    • Signs are 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 Linda Sinclair Building.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Lind Sinclair Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the Linda Sinclair Building's Front Entrance.

Site/Campus Car Park (Staff Parking)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Purbeck Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Science Building and Bradfield Centre.
    • 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 453cm x 473cm (14ft 10in x 15ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff, Blue Badge holders and student permit holders.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the the campus.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the east side of the building.
    • 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 double.
    • The width of the door opening is 210cm (6ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Front Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Visitors Car Park.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 194cm (6ft 4in).
  • 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.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The visitors car park next to this entrance is for the Main Building and Reception.
    • Visitors specifically visiting this building who require a parking space will be allocated one in the main staff car park.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • This ramp is located on the ground floor corridor, leading from the front entrance to the main entrance and the toilets.
  • Getting Around View
    • 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
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show Studio M115, located on the first floor by the front entrance lift.
    • Photograph 7 shows the open access computer area in the centre of the second floor.
    • Photograph 8 shows a typical classroom set up in this building.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all 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.
    • The details here are for the stairs just inside the main entrance. There are identical stairs by the front entrance, except there are no doors to enter the stairwell on the ground floor.

Lift (Main Entrance Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the main entrance as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • 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 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 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.

Lift (Front Entrance Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the front entrance, to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the front 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 108cm x 139cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 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 only gives access to studio M213 and the Maths staff area on the second floor.
    • There is no access to the toilets, open access computer area or other teaching rooms on the second floor from this lift.

Accessible Toilet.

  • Location and Access View
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • 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 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor past the main entrance lift.
    • There are similar toilets in the same location on floors 1 and 2, although the alarm is not within 10cm of the floor in the toilet on the second floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 216cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
    • 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 a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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).
    • 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 good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located off the ground floor corridor, next to the accessible toilet.
    • 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 24m 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 right hand side only.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.