Visit us

How to find us

Visits to our office are by appointment only. Many of our staff continue to work remotely following the pandemic and the office is not always staffed during our open hours.

You can find us on the first floor. If you’re visiting, please make sure you let the college reception know when you arrive before heading up to see us.

Our office address is:

Inclusion Barnet
Independent Living Centre
c/o Barnet and Southgate College
7 Bristol Avenue
Colindale
London NW9 4BR

Accessibility information

Access from the front entrance

The front entrance has flat access and a wide automatic door.

There is a second internal automatic door to your left once you have walked through the main door.

Report to the reception desk, immediately to your right and sign in. The reception desk is set at a low level and there is a hearing loop in place.

Please ask the reception to let us know that you have arrived, and we will come down to meet you.

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Front entrance

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Second door through entrance

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Reception desk

After signing in

Return to where you entered and take the doors immediately opposite the entrance. The doors are blue and require a card to open, so one of our staff will assist you.

Immediately to your right is the lift. The buttons are on the right hand side, and you should press the top button. Take the lift to the first floor.

Alternatively, there are stairs with handrails on both sides, to the left of the lift. Eight steps, followed by a landing, then seven steps with another landing and a final seven steps.

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Door to lift area

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Lift

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Steps

On exiting the lift or stairs

Our office door is to your right, about four footsteps away. It is a security door with manual pull opening, so you will need to use the intercom to gain access. The intercom is to the right of the door and sticks out of the wall. There is a button to press on the intercom. A member of staff will come and welcome you.

Arriving by car

There are four disabled car parking bays in our car park right next to the rear entrance. However, they are shared by several organisations, including the college. They run on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved. If the spaces are full, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you by directing you to the nearest on street parking suitable for blue badge holders.

For those who require a space close by and do not need  room for mobility equipment, we can arrange for you to use our single staff space in our rear car park if you let us know at the time of booking your appointment. It is not a disabled space so there is limited room to unload mobility aids if required. Please see the Car Parking advice tab for more information about disabled parking.

Access to our rear car park is via Cherry Close at the side of the college building.

Use the intercom at the gate to gain access. Let them know you have booked the space with Inclusion Barnet.  Please note that the intercom is positioning is set back from the kerb so you will need to get out of your vehicle to press the intercom. Please let us know in advance if this is inaccessible for you and we will coordinate someone to welcome you on arrival.

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Door to our office

photo of cherry close, red arrow pointing left at entrance of IB car park about 300 yards ahead.

Entrance to carpark

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Carpark gate

Building access from the carpark

From our parking spot there is flat access to the rear door.

Approximately 20 footsteps away there is a dropped kerb. Rear automatic doors are to the left. Use the intercom to advise the reception of your arrival and gain access via the automatic doors.

Note: The receptionist may ask you to report to the front reception to sign in. But just go directly to our office and we will pop down and sign in on your behalf.

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Our parking space

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Drop curb to access building

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Rear doors from carpark

Once you are inside

The lift is ahead of you, to your left, about eight footsteps away. Take the lift to the first floor.

On exiting the lift: Our office is directly ahead of you. Press the security intercom and a member of staff will let you in.

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Rear lift

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Entrance to our office

Accessible toilet and changing place

There are four toilets, all wheelchair accessible on the first floor, where our office is situated and one changing place. Three of the toilets have the red emergency cord. There is a fourth room with toilet and hoist. However, there are currently no trained Inclusion Barnet staff on site to assist with using this, due to most of our staff working remotely due to Coronavirus risk.  All the toilet areas are clean and well maintained.

On the ground floor, next to the reception area, there is one wheelchair accessible toilet with the red emergency cord.

Lighting and acoustics

LED strip lighting is used throughout the building.

The main office can be quite noisy at times as it is a shared space. There are smaller side offices available for booking if a quieter area is needed.

Hearing loop

The the front reception has a hearing loop in place. If a BSL interpreter is required for your meeting with us, please let the staff member know at the time of booking.

Safety

A hearing fire alert system is installed in the building. The code is at reception, or please ask the member of staff you are visiting for details.

Anything else we can help with?

Whatever your access requirements, please let the member of staff know when you arrange your meeting with them. We will do everything possible to ensure our service is fully accessible to you.

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Hearing Fire Alert System

Arriving by Bus

If you’re coming by bus, the 186, 204 and 303 stop right outside our office. Just get off at Cherry Close bus stop.

photo of road next to our office with bus stops marked up. One is directly opposite across the road and the other approx 50 meters ahead on same side of road.

Arriving by Underground

The nearest underground station (0.3 miles) is Colindale which is on the Northern Line (Edgware Branch).

When you leave the station, turn left, walk towards and over the roundabout and continue walking straight.

When you see the Sainsbury’s Local, turn left into Bristol Avenue and Barnet and Southgate College building will be right in front of you.

Or you can get the 186 or 204 bus from right outside the station, and get off at Cherry Close.

Underground symbol

Arriving by National Rail train

The nearest National Rail station to us is Mill Hill Broadway which is served by Thameslink.

Once at the station, you can take the buses 186 (towards Brent Cross) or 303 (towards Colindale Superstore) and get off at Cherry Close bus stop.

National Rail train

Parking at our office

Blue badge parking

There are four disabled car parking bays in our car park right next to the rear entrance. However, they are shared by several organisations, including the college. They run on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved. If the spaces are full, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you by directing you to the nearest on street parking suitable for blue badge holders.

Nearest public parking

You can park at the RAF Museum car park, which is a 0.4 mile walk to the office (please note, car parking charges do apply).

Sat Nav

If you’re using Sat Nav to get to us, it’s best to type in: “7 Bristol Avenue, NW9.”

Toilets

All toilets at our offices are accessible and gender neutral self contained cubicles.

Accessible toilet and changing place

There are four toilets, all wheelchair accessible on the first floor, where our office is situated and one changing place. Three of the toilets have the red emergency cord. There is a fourth room with toilet and hoist. However, there are currently no trained Inclusion Barnet staff on site to assist with using this, due to most of our staff working remotely due to Coronavirus risk.  All the toilet areas are clean and well maintained.

On the ground floor, next to the reception area, there is one wheelchair accessible toilet with the red emergency cord.

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