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East Ham Campus - Flex 1

Newham College of Further Education, East Ham Campus, High Street South, London, E6 6ER

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Access Guide

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in London.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Woodgrange Park Rail.
  • The nearest underground station is East Ham.

Parking (Staff and Disabled Only)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 550cm (11ft 10in x 18ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 365cm (11ft 12in).
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is available for disabled visitors with prior arrangement.

Outside Access (East Ham Campus Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (East Ham Campus Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.

Reception (Security)

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the East Ham Campus main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There are turnstiles within the entrance with a width of 43cm and a gate with a width of 101cm.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is at a height of 123cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right, just after the turnstiles.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the East Ham Campus main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 146cm x 150cm (4ft 9in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 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 medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
    • The stairs are located directly to the right after the security barrier.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar staircase at the rear of the building.

Outside Access (Flex 1 Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor of the main building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The bell is at a height of 116cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the barriers as you come through the entrance which are 82cm wide. These barriers have an easy ramp to access them.

Reception (Issues/Returns/Enquires)

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Flex 1 main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Reception (Short Loan Desk)

  • The desk/counter is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Flex 1 main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Computer Help Desk)

  • The desk/counter is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Flex 1 main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is located at the Issues/Returns/Enquires desk.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse and height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include a CCTV enhancer.
  • Comments View
    • Accessible software that is available include Readwrite, Supernova and Jaws.
    • The first photograph shows the height adjustable table.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest adapted toilets are in the East Ham Campus - Main Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilet are in the East Ham Campus - Main Building.

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 generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.