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Ian MacWhinnie Block

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 Ian MacWhinnie Block from the Main Entrance

  • The Ian MacWhinnie Block is located within the Main Building.
  • The distance from the main entrance to the Ian MacWhinnie Block is approximately 110m.
  • 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 before you reach the staircase.
  • Follow the main corridor up the slope and through an open set of double doors into the main building.
  • Continue along the main corridor past the staircase on the left.
  • Take the next corridor on the right hand side.
  • Follow this corridor until you pass a lift on the left hand side.
  • Shortly after the lift there is a single manual door which gives access to the Ian MacWhinnie Block.
  • There are also similar entrances to the block in the same location on the basement, first and second floors.

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 (Main Building Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main building corridor in the Ian MacWhinnie Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor.
  • The lift is approximately 100m (109yd 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 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.

Entrance (Ian MacWhinnie Block - Ground Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located the upper area of the ground floor.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances directly above this one on the first floor (photograph 2) and the second floor (photograph 3).
    • There is an entrance from the lower area of the ground floor near the Drama Hall also.
    • This leads onto the staircase between the ground and basement floors.
    • It has a width of 94cm (photograph 4).

Entrance (Ian MacWhinnie Block - Basement Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left when you exit the lift on the basement floor.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The door is opened from outside the Ian Macwhinnie Block via a keypad.

Getting Around (Ian MacWhinnie Block)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to the lower basement office area.
    • The width of the ramp is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • The ramp can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There are not 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 high 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 (Ian MacWhinnie Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • 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 main building lift must be used to access the other floors of the Ian Macwhinnie Block step free.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilets are located in the Style Zone and the Main Building.

Standard Toilet(s)