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Old Construction Building

73 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5HA

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • You can use the AA route planner or Google maps to plan your journey. If you are using Google maps, please use the postcode EN3 5AL for access to the main 73 Hertford Road entrance.
      The Enfield Centre is located off Hertford Road (A1010), on the east side of Enfield.
    • Staff and visitor parking is available on site, accessed off the Hertford Road (A1010).
  • By Bus View
    • Bus stop EE is located outside the college and bus stop EJ is located opposite the college, both on the Hertford Road. These are served by routes 121, 279, 307 and N279.
  • By Train View
    • Southbury Overground station is approximately 800m/0.5 miles (a 10 minute walk) from the main entrance. To get to the Enfield Centre from the station turn right when you exit, and walk along Southbury Road, past the Tesco. At the main crossroads, turn left onto Ponders End. Continue northwards along this road, which becomes Hertford Road. The College will be on the right.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Campus Site Map

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Main Reception Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 325cm x 636cm (10ft 8in x 20ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Enfield Centre.
    • The nearest designated bay is 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main reception.

Site/Campus Car Park (Rear Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the College.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Collinwood Construction Centre.
    • 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.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 9 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 335cm x 460cm (10ft 12in x 15ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the the College.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the the College.
    • The nearest designated bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Collinwood Building.

Route to the Old Construction Building from the Main Entrance

  • The Old Construction Building is accessed from outside, at the rear of the site.
  • Access from the main entrance is via the courtyard, the Hub and the cafe to the outside area.
  • The distance from the main entrance to the Old Construction Building is approximately 170m.
  • After entering the college via the main entrance proceed through the security barriers.
  • Exit the reception link building via the automatic doors into the courtyard.
  • Proceed straight ahead down the slope towards the rear of the courtyard.
  • When you reach the canopy turn right and enter The Hub.
  • Turn immediately left after the entrance and proceed down the slight slope towards the cafe entrance.
  • Go through the cafe entrance and bear right around the pillars.
  • Proceed straight ahead past the seating areas on the left, keeping right around another pillar.
  • Take the ramp down and around to a single manual door.
  • Go through the door and straight ahead until you reach another single manual door.
  • Go through the second door which will take you outside.
  • Proceed along the block paving and the entrance to the Old Construction Building is to the right just before the access road.

Alternative Route to the First Floor of the Old Construction Building from the Main Entrance

  • There is no lift in the Old Construction Building so the only way to gain step free access to the first floor is via a link bridge from the LRC.
  • The distance from the main entrance to the first floor of the Old Construction Building is approximately 170m.
  • After entering the College via the main entrance proceed through the security barriers.
  • Exit the reception link building via the automatic doors into the courtyard.
  • Proceed straight ahead down the slope towards the rear of the courtyard.
  • When you reach the canopy turn right and go through The Hub Entrance.
  • Turn immediately left and go down the very slight slope to the cafe entrance.
  • Go through the cafe entrance and bear right around the pillar.
  • Take the first right turn through open double doors.
  • After the doorway turn left and follow the ramp down to the LRC entrance.
  • Go through the LRC entrance and bear right through a single door to where the lift is located.
  • Take the LRC lift up to the first floor.
  • Exit the lift, go through another single door and then bear right across the first floor to a short passageway.
  • Follow the passageway up an easy slope to the door into the link bridge.
  • Go through the door (it is necessary for staff to open this door as it is locked).
  • Cross the link bridge and go through another door into the Old Construction Building.
  • There is an easy ramp immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The width of the ramp is 86cm.

Alternative Route to the Old Construction Building from the Rear Car Park

  • This is an alternative route from the Blue Badge parking bays in the rear car park.
  • The Old Construction Building is approximately 50m from the Blue Badge bays.
  • From the Blue Badge bays cross the block paving diagonally to the left and take the footpath around the left hand of the Collinwood Building.
  • Follow the footpath as it bends around to the left and you will reach the entrance for the Old Construction Building on the right.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 167cm (5ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).

Lift (LRC)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the LRC entrance.
  • 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 100cm x 142cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 8in).
  • There are not 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 loop 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a push pad automatic door to enter the lift lobby and stairwell on the ground floor (photograph 1).
    • The single heavy door on the first floor can be seen in photograph 4.

Outside Access (Old Construction Building Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the site.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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 155cm (5ft 1in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 155cm (5ft 1in).

Getting Around (the Old Construction Building)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • Level access to EC44 is via a narrow passage through a staff office only (shown in photograph 3).
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the first floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs are located through the first and second entrance doors.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 6m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.