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Paragon Refectory

Brentford Site, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 9GA

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The refectory is located on the ground floor of Paragon House, to the right as you enter.
    • You do not have to pass through the Access Control Gates to access the refectory.

Useful Information

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Paragon is located on University of West London's Brentford site.
      The Brentford site is located on the A3002, Boston Manor Road, Middlesex, approximately 1.5 miles from the Ealing site.
    • There is limited parking at the Brentford site, so it is strongly recommended to travel via public transport where possible.
      There is limited Blue Badge parking for permit holders only, and limited parking spaces for staff.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop to Paragon on Boston Manor Road is the Great West Road Stop (Stop SZ).
      This bus stop is served by the 195 and E8 bus routes which provide direct links to Hounslow and Brentford.
      Travel between Ealing Broadway, the Ealing site and Paragon is free on the UWL shuttle bus which runs regularly and takes 10 minutes between the sites.
      Paragon is also on the route of the number 65 bus which runs from Ealing Broadway station and also stops at the Ealing site.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station to Paragon is the Brentford Rail Station.
      This station is approximately 450m via Boston Manor Road.
      This station is operated by Southwestern and provides links to London Waterloo, Weybridge and Mortlake.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station to Paragon is the Boston Manor Underground Station.
      This station is approximately 500m via Boston Manor Road and is on the Piccadilly line.
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Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the main entrance and to the left side as you face the building.
    • 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 2 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 310cm x 540cm (10ft 2in x 17ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking operates on a first come, first served basis.
    • The additional parking located to the left as you face the building is shown in photograph 8.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door can be opened by ringing the bell to reception or by using an issued swipe card.
    • There are also manual revolving doors either side of the automatic door with a width of 84cm.

Eating and Drinking (Costa Coffee)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Takeaway cups are not available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system .
    • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
    • There is a portable card machine available for payment.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 100cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl and laminate.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Opening Times (Paragon Refectory)

  • Monday 08:00 - 14:30.
  • Monday 16:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 14:30.
  • Tuesday 16:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 14:30.
  • Wednesday 16:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 14:30.
  • Thursday 16:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 14:30.
  • Friday 16:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Paragon Refectory)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the refectory.
    • The refectory is located on the ground floor of Paragon Building, ahead of the main reception.
    • There is step-free access to the refectory.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a buffet counter.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; menu boards.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system .
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 88cm.
  • Self-Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 88cm.
  • Payment Counter View
    • The height of the counter is 87cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 72cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The refectory operates a buffet system.
    • During breakfast, the buffet is self-service and during lunch and dinner, staff serve from the buffet counter.
    • The refectory also has a Grab and Go self-service drinks counter and a vending machine which is located at the rear.
    • There are 2 microwaves located at the rear of the area.
    • The controls of the microwave are between 87cm and 97cm from the floor.

Toilet with Adaptations

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on the ground floor of Paragon House.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on the ground floor of Paragon House.