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GMT Café

Greenwich Campus, 95 Plumstead Road, London, SE18 7DQ

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The College Building is located on the Westbound (towards Woolwich) Carriageway of the A205 Plumstead Road.
    • Plumstead Road is a red route dual carriageway where stopping is not permitted. Visitor Blue Badge Parking is located in the staff car parks off Villas Road and Invermore Place. There is also standard pay and display parking on both of these roads.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus routes 96, 99, 122, 177, 180, 244, 380, 422, 469, 472, 672 and N1 travel along Plumstead road on both directions. Towards Woolwich, the nearest stop is Stop WP (Greenwich Community College). Towards Plumstead, the nearest stop is Maxey Road. From this stop, continue to walk towards Plumstead then use the pedestrian crossings to reach the college. All London buses have a powered ramp and designated space for wheelchair users.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train stations are Plumstead (0.4 miles) and Woolwich Arsenal (0.6 miles). Both stations are close to Plumstead Road for connecting buses. Woolwich Arsenal Station also connects to Docklands Light railway (DLR) services towards Canning Town, Bank and Stratford.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Greenwich North (Jubilee Line). Bus routes 422 and 472 connect North Greenwich Station with the college.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

  • Staff receive Disability Awareness training as part of their standard training package. Some staff may have additional training, such as Communication or Assistive Technology. Therefore some staff are able to assess and offer learning support for students with additional needs.
  • There is a designated dog toileting area close to the building in the main car park.

Building Parking (Main Car Park - Villas Road)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located off Villas Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Executive Car Park Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Villas Road, just before the building.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Villas Road and the Executive car park can only be entered from the westbound carriageway of Plumstead Road.
    • There is a barrier with entry phone at the entrance to the car park.
    • There is a second staff car park further along Villas Road which has no Blue Badge bays and is not available to visitors.
    • The on-street bays are pay and display.

Building Parking (Staff and Blue Badge Car Park - Invermore Place)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located off Invermore Place.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 290cm x 530cm (9ft 6in x 17ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Please note that due to the relocation of the main entrance of the building, the route from this car park to the main entrance is 320m away via Invermore Place, Plumstead Road and Villas Road. There is an additional blue badge space in the main car park on Villas Road.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Invermore Place.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Invermore Place can only be entered from the Westbound Carriageway of Plumstead Road.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, next to the car park off Villas Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • 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 steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance give access to the ground floor of Block F.

Reception (Main)

  • Main Reception is located to the right as you enter the main entrance.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are automatic glass security barriers to the left of the reception desk.
    • The barrier width is 108cm and is opened by reception staff.
    • The standard barriers are operated by staff/student key cards.
    • The standard barriers are 56cm wide.
    • There is a short steep ramp leading up to and after the raised floor area around the standard barriers.

Other Floors (Stairwell 1)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are DG, EG, D1, E1, D2, E2.
    • The stairs are located to the left of the security barriers.
    • The stairs are approximately 18m from the main entrance.
    • There are 10 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are additional stairs at the far end of block E (Stairwell 3 as shown photographs 4 and 5) which access G, 1 and 2 floors of Block F.
  • Comments View
    • The floors in block E are half a level (10 steps) up from Block D.

Lift (Lift 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the ground floor next to the stairwell.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are D0, E0, D1, E1, D2 and E2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 130cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 enhancement system.
  • The lift does not 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • The floors in E Block are a half level up from D Block.
    • The separate exit doors operate when moving from D to E Blocks.
    • An electronic access fob can be issued to staff and students who will need to use the lift obtained from the main entrance desk.

Entrance (GMT Café)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the D block ground floor corridor, towards the rear of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food or drinks are not ordered from the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the GMT Café Entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • 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 hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are 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 light meals and sandwiches.
  • Comments View
    • This café is operated by catering students from the college.
    • The café is open to staff and students but is not open to the public.
    • There is some additional seating in the courtyard outside.

Accessible Toilet(s) (D Block Ground Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on the D block corridor leading from Lift 1, opposite the GMT Cafe.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the D block corridor leading from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is fair.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 352cm x 195cm (11ft 7in x 6ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 89cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 280cm (9ft 2in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 129cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 108cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest male and female standard toilets are on the D Block corridor, about 10m from the GMT Café entrance.