Friday, 22 May 2015
Brent Civic Centre Accessibility
At the Civic Centre on Sunday, I noticed that the glass lifts have been converted to swipe cards only. At the same time, the external entrance to Wembley Library was closed off, so that you could only enter the library via the Atrium entrance. I assume the library entrance closure was just a temporary measure as there was a match on, but the inaccessibility of the lifts seems a retrograde step. When the Civic Centre issue was being debated, I recall one of the main emphasises of the project was that it was for a public building for the people of Brent to use; not a building to be closed off. That is one of the reasons why Wembley Library was put in such a prominent place in the building. It would be a pity if the ethos was changed.