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East Ham Campus - Main Building

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include
    Ground Floor - Information & Reception, Sales & Marketing, Payments & Registry Office, Nursery, Fusion Restaurant, Avant Garde Nail And Beauty Treatments, Fusion Cafe, Learning Waves, I.T. Helpdesk, Quality, Information, Advice & Guidance, Fit to Learn, Reprographics & Media Services, First Aid Room.
    Level 1 - Corporate Services, Principalship Suite, Auditorium.
    Level 2 - The Flex, Quild, Disability Support, Peter Jones Academy.
    Level 3 - Gymnasium, Travel & Tourism, Learning Spectrum 3 and Welfare Suite
    Level 4 - Campus Directors Office, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy and Board Rooms
    Level 5 - Concept Classroom
    Level 6 - Centre for Innovation and Partnerships and R.F.I.D Lab, Train to Gain, Skills for Jobs, Academy for Fashion, Textiles and Jewellery.
    Level 7 - Capita IT Services, Student Life.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in East Ham.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Woodgrange Park Rail.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • 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.

Reception (Information and Visitors)

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • 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 fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance is 3m from the main entrance.
    • The door is manual(opens away from you).
    • There is a small lip at the door.
    • There is a small seating area opposite the reception desk.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 16:00..
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00..
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00..
    • Thursday 09:00 - 16:00..
    • Friday 09:00 - 16:00..
    • Saturday 10:00 - 13:00..
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

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.

Level Change (Inside Steps)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you exit the lift on floors 1-7.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you exit the lift on floors 1-7.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 250kg.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 122cm x 79cm (4ft x 2ft 7in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • To access the platform lift, please call extension 4429 for assistance.

Level Change (Room 202 Lecture Theatre)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you exit the lift on 2nd floor.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Room 202 Lecture Theatre)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you exit the lift on the 2nd floor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 87cm x 120cm (2ft 10in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The platform lift gives step-free access to the rear of the lecture theatre.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on level 3.
    • The fitness suite is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the East Ham Campus car park entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the ground floor.
    • Accessible toilets are available on floors 1-7, at the top of the internal stairs, accessed via the platform lifts. The first floor accessible toilet does not have manoeuvring space. The accessible toilets on the 6th and 7th floors are located before the platform lift, have a transfer side to the right and have manoeuvring space.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 main reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 312cm x 172cm (10ft 3in x 5ft 8in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 250cm (8ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 82cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Welfare Suite)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the third floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 staff.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 280cm x 204cm (9ft 2in x 6ft 8in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 214cm (7ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 102cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet opens into the accessible changing room. There is a mobile hoist available for use in either room.

Accessible Changing Room (Welfare Suite)

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located as part of the Welfare Suite on the third floor.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 242cm x 380cm (7ft 11in x 12ft 6in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a changing table/bench and a manual hoist.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The changing table is 173cm long.
    • It is moveable and adjustable.
    • The accessible changing room is reached through the accessible toilet.
    • The connecting door is 82cm wide.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the rear of the main building, either side of the accessible toilet.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the East Ham Campus main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard toilets also available on levels 1-7.
    • There are washing facilities in the ground floor male toilet.
    • There is an ambulant toilet available in the ground floor male toilet.

Additional Info (Gymnasium)

  • The Gymnasium is located on the 3rd floor.
  • The entrance to the Gymnasium is 25m from the main lift.
  • The doors that access the Gymnasium are heavy, push away from you and are 148cm wide.

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.