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Harrow Crown Court

Hailsham Drive, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4TU

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Wealdstone.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Harrow and Wealdstone.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest London Underground station is Harrow and Wealdstone which is on the Bakerloo Line.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 420cm x 340cm (13ft 9in x 11ft 2in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The car park has a block paved surface throughout.
    • The car park is 150m from the venue's entrance.
    • The convenient dropoff point is located within the car park
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Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in) wide.

Reception (Main)

  • The reception desk is 12m (13yd) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Eating and Drinking (Compass Restaurant)

  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest table is 2 metres (6.6 feet) from the restaurant entrance.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the reception desk.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 2.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 126cm x 215cm (4ft 2in x 7ft 1in).
  • 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 not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located opposite the reception desk on the ground floor.
  • 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 twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 174cm (7ft 3in x 5ft 9in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

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 opposite the reception desk on the ground floor.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located opposite the reception desk on the ground floor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are 10m (10yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet on the first floor, adjacent to the cells area.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional accessible toilet, standard male and female toilets located adjacent to the jurors room which is on the first floor.
    • There is an additional accessible toilet with baby changing facilities located on the first floor adjacent to the cells area.
    • There is an additional accessible toilet and standard ladies located on the second floor adjacent to Court 7 and there is an additional standard male toilet located adjacent to Court 2 also on the second floor.
    • The details for all of the toilets both accessible and standard are the same.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • You must contact security if you wish to borrow a wheelchair.
    • There are 8 courts within the building and the sitting times for the courts is from 10.00 to 16.30.
    • Any visitors unable to enter through the scanning machine can access the court to the right where a hand held scanning device can be used.
    • There is a desk with the lowered counter in the general office which is located on the left as you enter the building.