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Central Saint Martins - Archway Campus - Main Building

2 Elthorne Road, Archway, London, N19 4AG

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Introduction

  • Basement - Digital Media Space, Quiet Room
    Ground Floor - Archway Cafe, Student Centre, Teaching Rooms
    First Floor - Printmaking Centre
    Second Floor - Art Studios
    Third Floor - Foundation in Art Studios.
  • Comments View
    • The Sculpture and Metalwork workshop is located in a separate area.

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • UAL Central St Martin's Archway campus is based in Upper Holloway in the London Borough of Islington. The Archway campus buildings are located on Elthorne Road off Holloway Road (A1) and are located outside of the congestion charge zone.
    • There is on street parking available on Elthorne Road.
  • By Bus View
    • There are a number of bus routes which stop close to the UAL Central St Martin's Archway campus buildings on Elthorne Road. The following bus routes stop on Holloway Road close to Elthorne Road.
      From Highbury and Islington station the 43 bus, the 271 bus and the 263 bus all travel along Holloway Road and stop close to Elthorne Road.
      To get from Kings Cross to Archway take either the 17 bus or the 390 bus.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest London Overground station to the UAL Central St Martin's Archway campus is Upper Holloway which is approximately an 8 minute walk away from Elthorne Road where the buildings are based.
      However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The closest tube station to the UAL Central St Martin's Archway campus is Archway (Northern line High Barnet branch).
      Highbury and Islington station (Victoria and Piccadilly lines) is 1.8 miles away from Elthorne at the far end of Holloway Road.
      Holloway Road station (Piccadilly line) is 1.3 miles away from Elthorne Road.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Elthorne Road to the left of the Archway Campus, main building.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Elthorne Road.
  • Comments View
    • There are on street standard parking bays available on Elthorne Road which require payment by phone with a maximum stay of 2 hours. The majority of the road is resident permit parking only.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off Elthorne Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 133cm (4ft 4in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 188cm (6ft 2in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the main entrance and between the second set of doors.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a short slight ramp at the front of the main entrance (shown in photograph 3) and between the first and second set of doors (shown in photograph 5).

Reception (Main Reception and Student Office)

  • Main reception is located to the right on entering the building.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 117cm x 117cm (3ft 10in x 3ft 10in).
  • 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 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 medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located to the right on entering the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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 first 2 steps do not have handrails.

Other Floors (Basement stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 26m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The staircase leading up to floors 1 and 2 is a metal staircase.
    • The stairs leading down to the basement are well marked and have a handrail on the right hand side going up (shown in photograph 4 from the bottom of the staircase).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the outdoor eating area from the foyer.
    • The width of the ramp is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • The outdoor seating area can be accessed via the main foyer through a heavy door which pushes away from you with a width of 100cm and a short slight ramp with a no handrails and a width of 127cm (shown in photographs 9 and 10). The ramp can be avoided by accessing the outdoor seating area via the main indoor eating area through a heavy door which pushes away from you with a width of 100cm.
    • 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 clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some 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.

Eating and Drinking (Archway Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • The standard height for tables is 76cm.
  • 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 drinks, sandwiches and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The Archway Café is located in the main foyer of the building.
    • The main seating area is to the right of the café counter through a single, heavy door which pushes away from you with a width of 77cm.
    • There is also an outdoor seating area which can be accessed via the main foyer through a heavy door which pushes away from you with a width of 100cm and a short slight ramp with a no handrails and a width of 127cm (shown in photographs 8 and 9).
    • There is further access to the outdoor seating area via the main indoor eating area through a heavy door which pushes away from you with a width of 100cm.
    • The indoor eating area has microwaves available with the lowest at a height 110cm of and a sink at a height of 71cm. A hand sanitiser and paper towels are placed at 142cm high (shown in photograph 7).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the rear of the building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • 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 152cm x 122cm (4ft 12in x 4ft).
    • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 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 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further accessible toilet on the 2nd floor which was out of service at the time of survey undergoing refurbishment.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the third floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 20m 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.
  • Comments View
    • The standard shared toilets on the ground floor are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • The standard male toilets on the first floor are shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • The standard shared toilets on the third floor are shown in photographs 5 and 6.