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Wimbledon College of Arts - Plaster Casting and Metal Workshops

Merton Hall Road, London, SW19 3QA

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • UAL is regularly reviewing all access to buildings and facilities in response to the latest government guidance. Check the updates on the Coronavirus: Important Information page to find out more.
  • There have been no changes to parking or the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • There are currently no external queuing systems in place.
  • All buildings now have entrances and exits via separate doors to assist with social distancing.
  • Hand sanitising stations have been installed at entrances, corridors and outside studios.
  • There are restrictions on the number of people allowed into service areas at any one time i.e. toilets.
  • A one way system has been introduced to assist with social distancing.
  • Signage has been introduced to assist with the one way system.
  • Wash your hand signs have been placed throughout.
  • Protective screens are now in place at the main reception and the library.
  • The lifts are limited to one person only.
  • Some urinals and cubicles in the toilets have been closed to assist with social distancing.
  • Shower cubicles in the new building have been restricted to two people only.
  • Staff are located at the main entrance to ensure people sign the track and trace sheets and remind everyone of the one way system.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .


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  • Comments View
    • The metal workshop and plaster casting workshops are two adjacent similar spaces.
    • They are located off the courtyard to the left of the Reception Building, between the New Studio Building and the Sculture Studios.
    • For students there is no internal link between the two workshops.
    • There is no internal connection between the workshops and the other college buildings.
    • The workshops are approximately 60m from the Blue Badge parking bays.

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  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in London.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Wimbledon / Wimbledon Chase.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Wimbledon.
  • Comments View
    • Note that Wimbledon station is accessible, with lifts/ slopes to platforms.
    • Wimbledon Chase station has access by steps only.

Parking (Staff and Blue Badge Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the Main Entrance Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 365cm x 490cm (11ft 12in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Reception Building entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Reception Building entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The gate to the car park is normally closed and needs to be unlocked by security staff as required.
    • There are on-street pay and display parking bays in the road outside the venue.

Outside Access (Workshop Entrances)

  • This information is for the entrance located between the courtyard and the workshops. The separate entrances are identical.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is in the adjacent New Studio Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are in the adjacent New Studio Building.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments View
    • All the Wimbledon College buildings are fitted with the Deaf Message Service to give emergency evacuation text message warnings.
    • Details are available from reception.