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Q Block - Performing Arts

Greenwich Campus, 95 Plumstead Road, London, SE18 7DQ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Q Block is located in the central courtyard of the main building.

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

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.

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 CafĂ© to access the external seating.
    • These entrances are also used to access Q Block - Performing Arts, in the courtyard.

Entrance (Q Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, which is in the central courtyard of the main building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 140cm.

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 adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • On the ground floor there are two performance rehearsal spaces.
    • On the first floor there is a classroom and a props storage room.

Other Floors (Q Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located ahead from the Q Block Entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the Q Block Entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are a teaching room and the props storage room.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is on the ground floor of B Block, about 50m from Q Block.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are on the ground floor of B Block, about 55m from Q Block.