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artFix Café & Workspace

51 Powis Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a café, multipurpose room (first floor) and shared workspace (second floor).
  • Comments View
    • The artFix café welcomes people to use the café area as informal workspace. There will often be one or more artists at work.
    • The room on the first floor is used for creative arts workshops, exhibitions and classes such as yoga and is also available to hire.
    • On the second floor is an open plan office with coworking desk space available to hire.
    • Please contact the venue or visit the website for details of the event timetable.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00.

Location

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Woolwich Arsenal.
  • The nearest underground station is North Greenwich.
  • The nearest DLR station is Woolwich Arsenal.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Calderwood Street Multi-Storey Car Park.
    • The car park is located on Calderwood Street, with the entrance on Monk Street.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Nearby supermarkets such as Lidl (Macbean Street) and Tesco (Grand Depot Road) have large car parks which may be used subject to charges or purchases. There is also a pay and display car park in Powis Street, about 400m away.

Outside Access (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) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the café.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 2 and 3 show the multipurpose room on the first floor.
    • Photograph 4 shows the workspace on the second floor.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located on the ground floor, ahead from the main entrance.
  • 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.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are standard toilets, multipurpose room and workspace.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the stairs from ground to first floor.
    • These are clearly marked and have handrails to both sides.
    • On the first floor there are 2 further steps down, without handrails, to the standard toilets (shown in photograph 3).
    • The stairs from the first to second floor are not clearly marked and do not have handrails (shown in photograph 4).
    • There are winding steps at the top and bottom of these stairs.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

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