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Highbury Corner Magistrates Court

51 Holloway Road, London, N7 8JA

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Highbury and Islington.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The convenient dropoff point is located on Digswell Street.
    • Some parking is permitted on the pavement outside the venue. This must be requested in advance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Holloway Road.
  • 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 138cm (4ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Holloway Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Outside Access (Court 7)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Digswell Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Court 7)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 134cm (4ft 5in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a metal detector in front of the reception with an opening width of 75cm.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • Please contact the court in advance.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • Comments View
    • The portable ramp is used to access the witness boxes and public galleries (except for Court 6, and Court 1 gallery).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 2 - 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are standard female toilets, Court 6 and Court 1 Gallery.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ar the far end of the reception area.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 2.
  • The lift is 11m (12yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 103cm x 143cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 8in).
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift (Court 7)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the stairs leading to Court 7.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 1.
  • The lift is 4m (13ft 1in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 89cm x 78cm (2ft 11in x 2ft 7in).
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the Court 7 entrance.
  • 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 sliding bolt.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 245cm x 175cm (8ft x 5ft 9in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 141cm (4ft 8in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments View
    • The photo shows the ramp leading up to the Court 7 entrance.
    • There is Braille signage throughout the venue
    • The venue has 3 evac chairs.