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Wimbledon College of Arts - Route Plan

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) .


  • This plan is for an accessible walking route from Dundonald Road Tram Stop to Wimbledon College of Art. The total length of the walk is 670m (0.67km / 0.4 miles). The walk is generally level, with level surfaces or dropped kerbs at crossing points. Not all crossings have tactile markings. For people without mobility impairments, the walk should take about 7 minutes.
  • Related link Wimbledon College of Art - Main Building.
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  • Related link Wimbledon College of Art - Houses 1 and 2.
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  • Related link Wimbledon College of Art - New Studios.
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Travel to Dundonald Road Tram Stop

  • The tram route runs from Wimbledon to New Addington with links to Croydon.
  • Dundonald Road is one stop from Wimbledon Station (1 minute).
  • The tram network is wheelchair accessible with lifts or ramps to platforms.
  • There is level access between the platforms and the trams.
  • There is tactile paving at the edge of the platforms.
  • Head towards Dundonald Road.
  • There is an easy slope from the platform to the road.

If arriving from Wimbledon, cross over the tramlines to the right

  • There is a dropped kerb and tactile paving to mark the pedestrian crossing.
  • The pedestrian crossing does not have an audible announcer.
  • It does have a rotating tactile cone.
  • The tram tracks are recessed into the road surface.
  • Take care with small-wheeled mobility aids or walking sticks.

Turn right onto Dundonald Road

  • The pavement is level tarmac.
  • There are manhole covers along the pavement.

After 25m cross to the opposite side of Dundonald Road

  • There is a marked crossing point with a central refuge.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side of the road.
  • The slope for the drop kerbs is quite steep on either side.
  • After the crossing continue to the right along Dundonald Road.

After 50m cross over Fairlawn Road at the junction with Dundonald Road

  • After crossing Dundonald Road turn right and head along the tarmac pavement towards Fairlawn Road.
  • There are obstructions along the pavement which reduce it's width to 120cm at point.
  • The Fairlawn Road surface has been raised up to be level with the pavement.
  • There is not tactile paving at the crossing.
  • The road surface is block paving.
  • Continue ahead on Dundonald Road.

Continue ahead along Dundonald Road

  • Continue along the road for approximately 350m until you reach Merton Hall Road.
  • After 80m pass the entrance to the Dundonald Recreation Ground on the left.
  • Continue ahead.
  • Pass Dundonald Primary School on the left after approximately 140m.
  • The pavement is generally level tarmac.

Cross Merton Hall Road

  • Cross to the opposite side of the road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the crossing.
  • On the far side of the crossing turn left and head down Merton Hall Road.

Merton Hall Road to Braeside Road

  • Head down Merton Hall Road until you reach Braeside Road a distance of approximately 110m.
  • The pavement is level and has a surface that is a mixture of tarmac and block paving,
  • There are multiple driveways along the pavement which have very slight gradients heading towards the road.
  • There are some obstructions such as street lamps and trees which restrict the pavement to a minimum of 125cm.

Cross over the entrance to Braeside Gardens and continue to the Wimbledon College of Art Campus

  • The road surface is raised level with the pavement.
  • There is no tactile paving at the crossing.
  • The road surface is block paving.
  • Continue ahead on Merton Hall Road which has a surface that is a mixture of Tarmac and Block Paving.
  • After approximately you will see railings enclosing the college buildings are located to your right.
  • You will also find a service road leading into the campus at this point. The gates here are usually kept locked.
  • Approximately 40m from Braeside Gardens you will see the stepped entrance to the Wimbledon College of Art - Main Building (photograph 6). You will need to continue past this for step free access into the campus.
  • As you continue you will come across a large tree restricting the width of the pavement (photograph 8) to 75cm.
  • Immediately after the tree turn right and head into the campus (photograph 9).

After 110m the entrance gate to the college will be on the right

  • The reception building, where all visitors must report, is directly ahead from the gate.