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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The College Building is located on the westbound (towards Woolwich) carriageway of the A205 Plumstead Road.
    • Plumstead Road is a red route dual carriageway where stopping is not permitted. Visitor Blue Badge Parking is in the staff car parks off Villas Road and Invermore Place. There is also standard pay and display parking on both of these roads.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus routes 96, 99, 122, 177, 180, 244, 380, 422, 469, 472, 672 and N1 travel along Plumstead road on both directions. Towards Woolwich, the nearest stop is Stop WP (Greenwich Community College). Towards Plumstead, the nearest stop is Maxey Road. From this stop, continue to walk towards Plumstead then use the pedestrian crossings to reach the college. All London buses have a powered ramp and designated space for wheelchair users.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train stations are Plumstead (0.4 miles) and Woolwich Arsenal (0.6 miles). Both stations are close to Plumstead Road for connecting buses. Woolwich Arsenal Station also connects to Docklands Light railway (DLR) services towards Canning Town, Bank and Stratford.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Greenwich North (Jubilee Line). Bus routes 422 and 472 connect North Greenwich Station with the college.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

  • Staff receive disability awareness training as part of their standard training package. Some staff may have additional training, such as in communication or assistive technology, to be able to assess and offer learning support for students with additional needs.
  • There is a designated dog toileting area close to the building in the executive car park.

Building Parking (Executive Car Park - Villas Road)

  • 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 off Villas Road.
    • 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 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 280cm x 440cm (9ft 2in x 14ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Executive Car Park 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Villas Road, just before the building.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Villas Road and the Executive car park can only be entered from the westbound carriageway of Plumstead Road.
    • There is a barrier with entry phone at the entrance to the car park.
    • There is a second staff car park further along Villas Road which has no Blue Badge bays and is not available to visitors.
    • The on-street bays are pay and display.

Building Parking (Staff and Blue Badge Car Park - Invermore Place)

  • 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 off Invermore Place.
    • 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) markings are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 290cm x 530cm (9ft 6in x 17ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Staff Car Park 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Invermore Place.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Invermore Place can only be entered from the westbound carriageway of Plumstead Road.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Plumstead Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • 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 easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Reception

  • Main Reception is located ahead from the main entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are automatic glass security barriers to the right of the reception desk.
    • The 100cm wide barrier is opened by reception staff.
    • The standard barriers are operated by staff/ student key card.
    • There is a short steep ramp up to and after the raised floor area around the standard barriers.

Outside Access (Executive Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the Executive Car Park into the main entrance foyer.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 110cm.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is only for use by staff or visitors using the Blue Badge bays.
    • The door has to be opened from the inside by reception/security staff.

Outside Access (Staff and Blue Badge Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the staff car park off Invermore Place.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located from the car park down to the left to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • These doors can only be opened from the inside.
    • The doors are in view from the reception desk.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is an easy ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to D Block and F0 (ground floor of F block) from the reception foyer.
    • Photograph 1 shows this ramp, which is a long slope with intermediate resting places.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is 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.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 5 shows a large multi-purpose teaching space which can be subdivided, set out for exams.
    • Photograph 6 shows a typical classroom.
    • Both are in B Block.

Entrance (Courtyard Access)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the D Block corridor to enter the central courtyard.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There are several similar doors to enter the courtyard, including from the GMT Café to access the external seating.
    • These entrances are also used to access Q Block - Performing Arts, in the courtyard.

Outside Access (Mechanics Workshop)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the detached Mechanics Workshop, facing Invermore Place.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • When the workshop is in use, the roller shutter doors are often open to give openings over 3m wide.

Other Floors (B1 Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located off the corridor to the right of the entrance foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • There are similar stairs at the far end of B Block (as shown in photograph 3). There are additional stairs in blocks D and E (as shown photographs 4 and 5). The floors in block E are half a level (10 steps) up from Block D.

Lift (Foyer B)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the foyer, after the reception desk.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main 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 150cm x 110cm (4ft 11in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift (D - Mobility Lift 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left at the end of the ramped corridor to D Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • An electronic access fob can be issued to staff and students who will need to use the lift.
    • The lift gives access to other floors in blocks D and F.

Lift (D/E - Mobility Lift 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the far end of the D Block corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are D0, E0, D1, E1, D2, E2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 100m (109yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 130cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • The floors in E Block are a half level up from D Block.
    • The separate exit doors operate when moving from D to E Blocks.
    • An electronic access fob can be issued to staff and students who will need to use the lift.

Accessible Toilet (B Block Ground Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the B Block corridor, to the right of the entrance foyer.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 220cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet is opened using an electronic key fob system which will be issued to staff/students who require it.

Accessible Toilet (B Block First Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the foyer lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the first floor B Block corridor, opposite the foyer lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 235cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 9in).
    • There is 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet is opened using an electronic key fob system which will be issued to staff/students who require it.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor and the second floor.
    • There are shared toilet facilities outside the building, for the use of the mechanics workshop.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located B Block - Ground Floor.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 25m 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 male toilets at E1:12 and the female toilet in F2 have ablution facilities (photograph 3).
    • Photographs 4 and 5 show the shared outside toilet for use by the mechanics workshop.
    • A key code is required to open this toilet.
    • There is a steep slope down from the workshop to the toilet.
    • The ramp has a handrail (to the right, going up).