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Armagh Registration Office

The Palace Demesne, Friary Road, Armagh, County Armagh, BT60 4EL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough council head office, the Moody Boar Restaurant and the Demesne public park.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 12:30.
  • Monday 14:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 12:30.
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 12:30.
  • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 12:30.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 09:30 - 12:00.
  • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is open on Saturdays for weddings and civil ceremonies by appointment only.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 320cm x 480cm (10ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 79m (86yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Registration Office Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Outside Access (Hayloft Gallery Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the registration office.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Registration Office and Hayloft Gallery Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the approach from the car park and immediately in front of the entrances.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are no handrails in the archway on the approach from the car park.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the registration office.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Inside the ante room the height of the highest counter is 100cm.
    • The height of the lower counter is 74cm.
    • The height of the table in the registration office is 72cm.
    • There are chairs with armrests available.

Other Floors (Hayloft Gallery Entrance)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift (Hayloft Gallery)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Hayloft entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 138cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Hayloft Gallery

  • The Hayloft Gallery is in the courtyard to the left of the registration office.
  • It is 15m from the registration office.
  • This room is accessed by the Hayloft stairs or lift.
  • The internal door to this room is single and opens automatically towards you by push pad.
  • The width of the door is 88cm.
  • This room is used for weddings or civil ceremonies and will hold up to 100 people.

Courtyard Room

  • This room is directly opposite the registration office.
  • There is a moderate slope to the courtyard room.
  • The door to this room is single and heavy.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The width of the door is 90cm.
  • This room is used for weddings and civil ceremonies and will hold up to 50 people.

Accessible Toilet (Courtyard)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the courtyard to right of the registration office.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 220cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are clinical waste and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the acessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The door into the toilet area is single and heavy.
    • The door opens towards you (pull).
    • The door is 92cm wide.

Standard Toilet(s) (Courtyard)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the courtyard to the right of the registration office.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the registration office entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the courtyard to the right of the registration office.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the registration office entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.