For more information or to request additional arrangements to suit your needs, please contact our reception or Office Manager:
Telephone: 0300 020 3000
Fax: 0300 020 2689
If you are a wheelchair user or have restricted mobility
Parking facilities: There are private parking facilities at this office. Road-side parking is subject to availability and local restrictions. The nearest drop kerb is approximately 1 metre from the office entrance.
To request advice about parking for disabled drivers please contact our Office Manager
Approach to Main Entrance: Assistance may be required as there are steps up to the main entrance. There is an accessible side entrance approximately 10 metres from the front of the building. From the side door, there is ramp access to the main hallway. Please use the low level bell at the front entrance to summon assistance or contact us prior to your arrival. There are hand rails at the front door and on all stairways. Door Width: approximately 1 metre
Approach to Reception Area: Our reception is on the first floor and there is no lift. Arrangements are in place with the Sheriff Clerk for access to a room on the ground floor to deal with any enquiries.
Low level counter: There is no seating available in our reception area, however, seating can be provided on request. Please ask if you need extra assistance.
Approach to Interview / Conference Rooms: The Sheriff Clerk can make an interview room available on the ground floor with level access. Door Width: approximately 1 metre
Audible emergency alarms: high-pitched intermittent siren
Our staff have a responsibility to ensure that they accompany any visitors during an emergency evacuation. Visitors must not be left unattended and should be accompanied at all times during an emergency evacuation until the all clear is given for re-entry to the building. Where appropriate a suitable emergency evacuation plan will be in place to ensure safe evacuation of disabled persons during an emergency situation.
Please advise the local Office Manager if you have any special requirements.
If you have a visual impairment
Colour definition: Where possible, our office uses colour definition to indicate changes in floor levels, doors, steps/stairs and emergency signs.
Written documents: We will try to make information available in a suitable format to meet your particular needs. To request correspondence and/or documents in your preferred accessible format, please contact us.
Our office welcomes guide dogs: The dog's comfort is your responsibility but we will provide a bowl of water on request.
If you have a hearing impairment
Hearing Aid Users: We have a mobile Hearing Induction Loop which can be used in our reception area, interview rooms or conference room.
Lip Readers: Our staff are issued with good-practice guidance and we will make efforts to provide adequate lighting in any interview space to suit your needs.
Access to Sign Language interpreter: If you need us to have an interpreter available, you must let us know as soon as possible, so that we have enough time to arrange this. Please contact our Office Manager.
Textphone users: You can access our services by calling through the RNID Typetalk service using the prefix 18001. There are no public textphones in this office.
Emergency alarms: There are currently no visual or personal alarm systems in this office. Please advise our staff of your needs.
Accessible toilet and comfort facilities
Public Toilets: Men and Women's toilets are available on the ground floor. The nearest alternative public toilets are Whitechapel Road a short distance away.
Wheelchair-accessible toilets: Unisex accessible toilets are available on the ground floor. A pull-cord is located in our disabled toilet. The nearest alternative wheelchair-accessible toilets are Whitechapel Road. Door Width: approximately 1 metre
Access to refreshments: There are vending machine facilities in the building but these are on the second floor in the witness room.