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Cafe Harrow

Brunel Building, Harrow on the Hill Campus, Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3AQ

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Introduction

  • The cafe is located in the Brunel Building.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Harrow.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Harrow on the Hill.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Harrow on the Hill.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Brunel 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 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 700cm x 500cm (22ft 12in x 16ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are not clearly marked.
    • The nearest designated bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the cafe entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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 car park is for staff and visitors.

Outside Access (Harrow College Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the far right of the Brunel Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the courtyard in the centre of campus.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Courtyard Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • To reach this entrance there is a pushpad operated door at the top of the Armstrong to Brunel building ramp on the right hand side (as shown in photograph 2).
    • Beyond this is an easy slope ramp with handrails on both sides leading to the courtyard (as shown in photograph 3, 4 and 5).
    • The entrance referred to above is to the right as you reach the end of this ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Anyone wishing to use a motorised scooter, or charge a scooter or wheelchair whilst on college premises, needs to contact the college in advance.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the car park entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the steps.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 410kg.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does 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.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is key card operated.
    • The height of the card reader is 80cm.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafĂ©.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 41cm (1ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 92cm (3ft).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • 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 main meals and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest adapted toilet is located at the rear entrance of the Brunel Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located at the rear entrance of the Brunel Building.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do receive Deaf Awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 3.