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[[File:Ujima_House.png|300px|thumb|right|Ujima House in Wembley]]
 
[[File:Ujima_House.png|300px|thumb|right|Ujima House in Wembley]]
  
Possible new home of London Hackspace, open for hacking from sometime in July 2018 to at least July 2020.  At 6000 square feet is (557.4 sq m) across two floors, it reflects an opportunity to use space effectively.  
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Open for refurbishment in July 2018 to at least July 2020.  The London Hackspace now has approximately 6000 square feet is (557.4 sq m) across the ground and first floors, giving us an opportunity to use space effectively for a variety of creative events and community activities.  Please be respectful of the other building tenants in the building by sticking to our allocated space.
  
Note that this is not the whole building, we are looking at most of the ground and first floors.
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'''WE NEED YOUR HELP.'''  Many hands make light work, and we welcome your help in painting, carrying, sweeping, cleaning, and putting the special touches on an amazing space.  
  
This is the initial wiki page for the space. [[Ujima_House/Improvements|'''Lots of Improvements''' to do]] is a list of improvements for long-term hacking in the space.  
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Please visit the [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yXoXvN4f0eSfvr0qpTlkhE1zDenRcv1D48XaBu3FVlc/edit?usp=sharing LHS Mega-Task Infrastructure spreadsheet] to work on in the space.
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Pictures from the [http://mdcgroup.co.uk/home/project/ujima-housing-group/ refurbishment in 2007 are featured on the MDC Group website].  
  
 
[[File:Ujima_House_Floorplan_Ground.png|300px|thumb|right|Ground Floor Plan]]
 
[[File:Ujima_House_Floorplan_Ground.png|300px|thumb|right|Ground Floor Plan]]
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Lat: 51.5539537 Long: -0.2920435
 
Lat: 51.5539537 Long: -0.2920435
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Nearest Train/Tube Stations: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wembley_Central_station Wembley Central] and  [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wembley_Stadium_railway_station Wembley Stadium] served by London Overground, Bakerloo ad Metropolitan Underground Lines, Chiltern Main Line, and many TfL London Bus Services.
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== Building Neighbours ==
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* [http://www.stonebridgeboxingclub.org/ Stonebridge Boxing Club] - A community-minded boxing club on the 4th floor.  Classes include junior, senior, Muay Thai, and 'boxercise' styles. The coaches and boxers are a friendly group who have offered tours to Hackspace members visiting.
  
 
== Current questions ==
 
== Current questions ==
  
* '''What is the broadband availability at the place? Is there fibre already?'''  According to the [https://availability.samknows.com/broadband/broadband_checker SamKnows broadband checker], we can get BT Openreach FTTC and FTTP service but not cable-based broadband.
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* '''What is the broadband availability at the place? Is there fibre already?'''   
  
An example check with BT using the address for "Honeypot Nursery, Ujima House, 388 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AR" we see BT Infinity 2 (76Mbit/19Mbit up) is available.  Honeypot Nursery formerly occupied the proposed LHS location and is about 350 feet from the [https://availability.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/LWWEM LWWEM Wembley Exchange] but may also get service from [https://availability.samknows.com/broadband/exchange/LWNWEM LWNWEM] as well.
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There is shared fibre broadband for the tenants of the building. Our [[Networking]] page has more details on this. London Hackspace will be making use of this connection, and currently have no need to pursue alternatives.
* '''Where do the Ethernet cables pictured in photos 21 and 'ground floor cabinet' go?''' Unknown at this time - we'll need to trace where they go in our next visit.  
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* Fire alarms
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The fire alarms will be tested by our tenant neighbours, Community Systems every Tuesday at 10am.
  
 
=== Crime risk ===
 
=== Crime risk ===
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== Access ==
 
== Access ==
  
Access is still being determinedWe need to be mindful for both the needs of the members and the tenants on the other floors.
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If you are not already a member, we have an open-house every Tuesday evening from 7:30PM (19:30 London Time) onwards. People hang out, bring fun hacks, or give tours of the space[[Weekly_Open_Evenings|More details on Tuesday open nights here.]] Please note that as a member-focused co-operative, the availability and quality of tours to the public may vary, so be prepared to ask the right questions and be patient if someone is not immediately around to answer the doorbell.
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Our 24-hour automated keycard access is via the back door in the northwest corner of the building facing the car park. The front-door of the building has a RFID access system, which Hackspace members have overnight access to via the hackspace RFID reader on the glass.
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== Parking ==
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Access to the car park is controlled by a barrier arm with a keypad code. The keypad code for the car park is available to logged-in members on the [https://london.hackspace.org.uk/members/code.php main hackspace website].
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Please only park in the Hackspace bays at the far end of the car park, see image below, and leave access to the side gate.
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[[File:Car_parking_image_march_2019.png|left|thumb|Provisional proposal for car parking arrangements:
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Blue = 100% parking, no hacking.
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Red = 'yard'. Hack away.
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Gold = yard/parking at your risk.]]
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== Local Area ==
 
== Local Area ==
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=== Pubs ===
 
=== Pubs ===
* [https://www.google.com/search?q=thirsty+eddies+wembley&oq=thirsty+eddies+wembley&aqs=chrome..69i57.3720j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x4876122daf04409f:0x7ef364f4f4e5f4ad,1,,, Thirsy Eddies] - Closest pub to Ujima House. Mixed reviews online....
 
 
* [https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/london/jj-moons-wembley JJ Moons - a Weatherspoon Pub] - Closest 'Spoons to Ujima House.  
 
* [https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/london/jj-moons-wembley JJ Moons - a Weatherspoon Pub] - Closest 'Spoons to Ujima House.  
 
* [http://www.thegreenmanhotelatwembley.co.uk/ Green Man Hotel & Pub] - low cost accommodations and pub with beer garden
 
* [http://www.thegreenmanhotelatwembley.co.uk/ Green Man Hotel & Pub] - low cost accommodations and pub with beer garden
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* ibis London Wembley Hotel - 3 star
 
* ibis London Wembley Hotel - 3 star
 
* Premier Inn London Wembley - 3 star
 
* Premier Inn London Wembley - 3 star
* Best Western Plus London Wembley - Hip budget lodging with Italian Dining - closest to Ujima House
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* [https://www.bestwestern.co.uk/hotels/best-western-plus-london-wembley-hotel-84216 Best Western Plus London Wembley] - Hip budget lodging with Italian Dining - closest to Ujima House
  
 
=== Food and Shopping ===
 
=== Food and Shopping ===
 
Food
 
Food
 
* [http://www.madhuradosa.co.uk/ Dosa Express] - Cash-Only South Indian Vegetarian Takeaway. [https://www.google.com/search?q=Dosa+express+in+Wembley&oq=Dosa+express+in+Wembley&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x48761233e4e290cd:0xf1249e3a85c797e5,1,,, Very good reviews.]  
 
* [http://www.madhuradosa.co.uk/ Dosa Express] - Cash-Only South Indian Vegetarian Takeaway. [https://www.google.com/search?q=Dosa+express+in+Wembley&oq=Dosa+express+in+Wembley&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x48761233e4e290cd:0xf1249e3a85c797e5,1,,, Very good reviews.]  
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* [https://www.fatburger.com/locations/wembley-london-uk Fatburger] - One of those delicious £6-10 burger types of places (vegetarian & non-beef options available)
 
* Gana Sri Lankan & South Indian Restaurant - Also good reviews (serving omnivores)
 
* Gana Sri Lankan & South Indian Restaurant - Also good reviews (serving omnivores)
 
* Young's Peking - Chinese Restaurant
 
* Young's Peking - Chinese Restaurant

Latest revision as of 12:23, 4 April 2019

Ujima House in Wembley

Open for refurbishment in July 2018 to at least July 2020. The London Hackspace now has approximately 6000 square feet is (557.4 sq m) across the ground and first floors, giving us an opportunity to use space effectively for a variety of creative events and community activities. Please be respectful of the other building tenants in the building by sticking to our allocated space.

WE NEED YOUR HELP. Many hands make light work, and we welcome your help in painting, carrying, sweeping, cleaning, and putting the special touches on an amazing space.

Please visit the LHS Mega-Task Infrastructure spreadsheet to work on in the space.

Pictures from the refurbishment in 2007 are featured on the MDC Group website.

Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan


Location

Ujima House
388 High Road
Wembley
HA9 6AR
(Google Map Location)

Lat: 51.5539537 Long: -0.2920435

Nearest Train/Tube Stations: Wembley Central and Wembley Stadium served by London Overground, Bakerloo ad Metropolitan Underground Lines, Chiltern Main Line, and many TfL London Bus Services.

Building Neighbours

  • Stonebridge Boxing Club - A community-minded boxing club on the 4th floor. Classes include junior, senior, Muay Thai, and 'boxercise' styles. The coaches and boxers are a friendly group who have offered tours to Hackspace members visiting.

Current questions

  • What is the broadband availability at the place? Is there fibre already?

There is shared fibre broadband for the tenants of the building. Our Networking page has more details on this. London Hackspace will be making use of this connection, and currently have no need to pursue alternatives.

  • Fire alarms

The fire alarms will be tested by our tenant neighbours, Community Systems every Tuesday at 10am.

Crime risk

The London Hackspace is located on Wembley's busy High Road which is known to have a high bike theft rate. If you are planning to bring a bike it is recommended you lock it in the car park, for which we can provide access. Cable locks - even thick ones - are an invitation to bike thieves. It's safer to use a D-lock or separate lock and chain.

Please remember that the London Hackspace is a public environment, especially on Open Evenings, and you should exercise common sense in looking after and securing your valuables.

Access

If you are not already a member, we have an open-house every Tuesday evening from 7:30PM (19:30 London Time) onwards. People hang out, bring fun hacks, or give tours of the space. More details on Tuesday open nights here. Please note that as a member-focused co-operative, the availability and quality of tours to the public may vary, so be prepared to ask the right questions and be patient if someone is not immediately around to answer the doorbell.

Our 24-hour automated keycard access is via the back door in the northwest corner of the building facing the car park. The front-door of the building has a RFID access system, which Hackspace members have overnight access to via the hackspace RFID reader on the glass.

Parking

Access to the car park is controlled by a barrier arm with a keypad code. The keypad code for the car park is available to logged-in members on the main hackspace website.

Please only park in the Hackspace bays at the far end of the car park, see image below, and leave access to the side gate.

Provisional proposal for car parking arrangements: Blue = 100% parking, no hacking. Red = 'yard'. Hack away. Gold = yard/parking at your risk.


Local Area

  • There are several cashpoint/ATMs within two blocks west of Ujima House.
  • Many restaurant and takeaway options nearby
  • Many transport options nearby such as
    • National Rail, London Overground and London Underground Stations: Wembley Stadium, Wembley Central, Wembley Park
  • There are many nice Pubs close by:

Pubs

Hotels

Many hotel options exist very close by with low-priced accommodations to luxurious environs. Don't sleep at the space when you can cheaply snooze nearby!

  • Green Man Hotel & Pub - low cost accommodations (as mentioned) - 3 star
  • St George's Hotel Wembley - 4 star
  • Euro Hotel Wembley & bar - 2 star
  • ibis London Wembley Hotel - 3 star
  • Premier Inn London Wembley - 3 star
  • Best Western Plus London Wembley - Hip budget lodging with Italian Dining - closest to Ujima House

Food and Shopping

Food

  • Dosa Express - Cash-Only South Indian Vegetarian Takeaway. Very good reviews.
  • Fatburger - One of those delicious £6-10 burger types of places (vegetarian & non-beef options available)
  • Gana Sri Lankan & South Indian Restaurant - Also good reviews (serving omnivores)
  • Young's Peking - Chinese Restaurant
  • Karahe Queen - Indian Restaurant
  • Mushroom Italian Restaurant
  • Cerbul Romanesc Romainian Restaurant
  • Pizza Hut, Dominos, KFC all within 5 minute walk and McDonalds slightly further
  • Tesco Express & Tesco Metro nearby

Shopping

  • Poundland There are two branches directly opposite each other so no need to cross the road to get your goodies.
  • Sam's 99p Store
  • London Scrap Cable - might be interesting to pick up bulk cable on its way to be recycled
  • TK Maxx
  • Wilko has DIY and other options
  • Durga Timber Europe may be helpful for wood projects
  • Tesco Metro, Tesco Express, and many other supermarkets
  • CeX - Computer Exchange - used laptops, mobiles, and games
  • EE / Three / Vodafone and all of the other independents all have retail presence on Wembley High Road

Other

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