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Lambeth College - Brixton Centre - Canteen (C Block)

56 Brixton Hill, Brixton, London, SW2 1QS

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • During the redevelopment of the college's Brixton campus, the canteen has been temporarily relocated to C Block.
    • This is at the rear of the site, behind B Block.
    • The new canteen, in the new main building is expected to open in 2017.
    • Please contact the college for further details.

Opening Times (Term Time only)

  • Monday 08:30 - 14:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 14:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 14:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 14:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 14:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

Parking (Staff and Blue Badge Holder Students)

Outside Access (Horsford Road Entrance Gate)

Level Change (Horsford Road Entrance Gate)

Level Change (Route to canteen and W Block from car park / entrance gate)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path through the car park.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located from the car park to the paved area in front of the canteen and W Block.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The canteen and W Block can be approached through the car park.
    • There is also a protected path which has been created with temporary barriers at the side of the car park.
    • On the day of our visit, the path had less than 100cm clear width in places.
    • This would prevent a wheelchair user turning to mount the shallow step straight on.

Outside Access (Canteen Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the far right hand side of the building, after the kitchen staff entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is located beyond the ramp to the kitchen staff entrance (photograph 1).
    • The right hand door of the pair at the entrance was locked, but could be opened on request.
    • The second door is immediately after the first set of doors, on the left.

Level Change (Canteen Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Inside Access

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

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the canteen entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of the main building (B Block).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.