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High Road, London, N15 4RU

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • You can use the AA route planner or Google maps to plan your journey. The Tottenham Centre is located just off High Road (A10/A503).
    • Visitor parking is available at the front of the College, accessed off High Road (A10/A503).
  • By Bus View
    • Bus Stop G is located outside the College and Bus Stop J is located opposite the College (both on High Road). These are served by the following buses; 76, 149, 243, 259, 279, 318, 349, 476, N73 and W4.
  • By Train View
    • Seven Sisters train station is 0.3 miles away. This station is served by Greater Anglia trains, and also London Overground. To get to the College from the station exit to the left, go north-east along the Seven Sisters Road and then north along High Road (A10). The College will be on the left. Alternatively, take bus 259 or 279 from Bus Stop B Birstall Road / Seven Sisters Station to the College.
  • By Underground View
    • Seven Sisters Underground Station is 0.2 miles away and on the Victoria Line. To get to the College from the station, exit and turn left into High Road. Continue north for approximately 300m and the College will be on the left.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Campus Floor Plans

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • 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 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 500cm (8ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Tottenham Centre main 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Route to the Building Block from the Main Entrance

  • The Building Block is joined to the Main Building by a link bridge.
  • The most direct accessible route is to use the link bridge from the Centenary Building to the Tower Block followed by the link bridges to the Main Building and the Building Block respectively.
  • The distance from the main entrance to the Building Block is approximately 200m.
  • After entering the college via the main entrance go past the reception desk and then turn immediately left through the security barriers.
  • Proceed straight ahead and turn left into the main corridor.
  • Follow the main corridor up the slope until you reach the Centenary Building lift on the right hand side.
  • Take the lift up to the first floor.
  • Exit the lift and turn left into the corridor and proceed straight ahead until you pass the LRC on the right hand side.
  • Bear diagonally left around through an open set of double doors into the link bridge.
  • Follow the link bridge and go through the Tower Block, turning left then immediately right after you go through the lift lobby.
  • Go through 2 sets of manual doors and across the link bridge into the Main Building.
  • Proceed straight ahead past the stairs and over the final link bridge which leads you into the Building Block.

Outside Access (Tottenham Centre Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off High Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 142cm (4ft 8in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional easy ramp to the right of the entrance with a width of 95cm (photograph 5).

Lift (Centenary Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in a corridor to the left after the security barriers.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the Tottenham Centre main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 118cm x 133cm (3ft 10in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 loop system.
  • The lift does 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.

Getting Around (Building Block Ground and Mezzanine Floors)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the raised areas of rooms BG.001, BG.002 & BG.003.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There are separate sets of steps for each room. The steps for BG.003 can be seen in photograph 1. The steps for BG.001 can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to offices.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 3.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the Internal Verifiers office.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 4.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not 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.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Building Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-M-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the mezzanine floor, on the first floor, on the second floor and on the third 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
    • Room B2-010 is located between floors 1 and 2.
    • Room B3-010 is located between floors 3 and 4.

Lift (Building Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-M-1-2-3-4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the mezzanine floor, on the first floor, on the second floor and on the third floor.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 130cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does 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.

Getting Around (Building Block Floors 1-4)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is an easy ramp, with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the first floor from the lift.
    • The ramp can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to the second floor from the lift.
    • There are 2 ramps. Rooms B2- 001b and B2- 002 can be accessed after only one ramp. The first ramp can be seen in photograph 2. The second ramp can be seen in photograph 3.
    • There is an easy ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the third floor from the lift.
    • The width of the ramp is 144cm (4ft 9in).
    • The ramp can be seen in photograph 4.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp without handrails to access the fourth floor from the lift and stairs.
    • The ramp is 140cm wide and can be seen in photograph 5.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Building Block lift.
    • Beneath the main staircase on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from main campus reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 204cm (4ft 9in 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor and the third floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the ground floor stairwell.
    • 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 9m from the Building Block lift.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The shared toilets are for members of staff only.
    • There are female standard toilets on the stairs between the second and third floors.