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Barking Campus (Technical Skills Academy)

Barking and Dagenham College, 1 Short Blue Place, Barking, Essex, IG11 8FJ

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About this venue

The Barking Campus (Technical Skills Academy) is a purpose-built professional and technical training campus in the heart of Barking Town Centre, which opened in 2012. The Academy is a contemporary training campus, offering spacious and up-to-date facilities and equipment for students aged 16-18.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Ground Floor - Reception and Chef's Hat 2
    First Floor - Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
    Second Floor - Catering, Hospitality and the refectory
    Third Floor - Beauty and IT
    Fourth Floor - Hair and Independent Study
    Fifth Floor - Construction.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Barking.
  • The nearest mainline station is Barking.
  • Comments View
    • Barking Station is used by c2c, London Overground and London Underground services.
    • The Underground lines that serve this station are the District and Hammersmith & City lines.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • The name of the car park is London Road or Vicarage Fields.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 9m (29ft 6in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing system is not available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • There are turnstiles located within the reception area which are swipe card controlled.
    • Students and Visitors will be supplied with a card to allow them access to the building.
    • The standard turnstiles are 54cm wide and the wide turnstile is 88cm wide.
    • The wide turnstile is located on the left as you face the reception desk.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is not available only on request.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Passenger)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left of the reception area.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 8m (26ft 3in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 132cm x 120cm (4ft 4in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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 lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Eating and Drinking (Chef's Hat 2)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Comments View
    • Chef's Hat 2 was still undergoing construction at the time of surveying.

Theatre (Lecture Theatre)

  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit either at the side or behind.
  • It is 12m (13yd) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the reception desk.
    • There is level access to the 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 270cm x 190cm (8ft 10in x 6ft 3in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional adapted toilets located on all other floors.
    • The adapted toilets on the ground and first floors are unisex.
    • The adapted toilets on the second and fifth floors is located within the standard male toilets.
    • The adapted toilets on the third and fourth floors are located within the standard female toilets.
    • The adapted toilets located within the standard toilets have a lateral transfer space of 80cm which is on the right as you face the toilet.
    • There is also an additional adapted toilet, for visitors to use, located within the Beauty Rooms.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the standard male and female toilets.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the standard male and female toilets.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.