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Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8TN

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Introduction

  • Services include Art and Design; Business and Apprenticeships; Foundation Studies; Health Point; ILT Suite; Lecture Theatre; Nursery; Starbucks Café; and University Centre. This building comprises A Block A and B Block, which are linked by the internal ramp.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From Junction 6 of M3: At Black Dam roundabout take the first exit, joining the A30 Ringway South. After one mile, go straight over roundabout, staying on the Ringway. After a mile, at Winchester Road roundabout, take the second exit, joining Ringway West. Very shortly, take the slip road on the left. At the top of the slip road, turn right on to Worting Road. BCoT is a quarter of a mile.
      From Junction 7 of M3: Follow signs for Basingstoke town centre for approximately three miles and going over three roundabouts. As you pass Basingstoke Football Club on the left, keep in the left hand lane. At the next roundabout take the first exit, joining the Ringway West. Very shortly, take the slip road on the left. At the top of the slip road, turn right on to Worting Road. BCoT is a quarter of a mile.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is the BCoT stop on Worting Road outside the south site of the college. This stop is serviced by the 3, 11 and 16 buses. There is a bus station is in Festival Place Shopping Centre, go to stop J, the journey takes about 6 minutes.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Basingstoke. This station is serviced by National Rail, Great Western Railway and Southwestern Railway. The station is about half a mile from the college. Buses are available from outside the station.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Parking (Car Parks 4 and 5)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
  • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 450cm (11ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 24m (26yd 9in) 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 dropped kerbs.
    • 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front of the North Site Building.
  • Comments View
    • Students have to pay to use this car park.
    • Payment is not required for official visitors if they register at reception.
    • Blue Badge holders must display badges and get a Disabled Drivers Permit from reception to park for free.
    • There are a few designated drop and collect spaces (photograph 3).
    • Car Park 6 to the rear of the site has many more standard bays and 2 Blue Badge bays. The marked areas are one side and to the rear. The minimum width is 105cm. They are 230cm x 467cm big (photographs 7 & 8).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 143cm (4ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers between the two sets of doors with a key card reader 102cm above the floor.
    • There is a wide barrier 89cm wide, and narrower barriers 65cm wide.
    • There is a dropped kerb up towards the entrance (photograph 2), and slight slope in front of the entrance (photograph 3).
    • There is a slight ramped section through the barrier gates that could present a trip hazard (photograph 6).

Outside Access (B Block Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers within the first and second doors that have a key card reader that is 97cm high. The wider barrier is 90cm, the narrower is 65cm (Photographs 4 & 5).
    • Photographs 2 & 3 show the slope before the first entrance door and the slight lip there.
    • Photograph 8 shows the directional signage for the building inside this entrance.

Outside Access (Art and Design Department)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the Second floor of Block B.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is key card reader to enter 95cm high and a push button to exit at the same height.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to A Block from the main entrance.
    • Access doors in corridors are released by key card.
    • The key card readers are 90cm above the floor.
    • There are push buttons 93cm above the floor to exit.
    • The University Centre social space and meeting rooms on the first floor in A Block are shown in photographs 9 to 12.
    • The University Centre has seating with armrests, and a coffee table with a surface height 39cm above the floor.
    • There are also high stools, and a high table with a surface height 105cm above the floor.
    • Areas on the third floor are not accessible.

Level Change (A Block to B Block Link)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • 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.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Inside Access (Art and Design Department)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are open plan studios for student use in the Art and Design Department on the second floor of B Block.

The Haven

  • The Haven is located to the rear left of the building, near the lecture theatre and ILT Suite.
  • The Haven is a space with an open space, one-to-one counselling rooms, a quiet contemplation/prayer room, and the well-being office.
  • The entrance doorway into The Haven is 80cm wide.
  • The open space has a mixture of seating with and without armrests, a sofa, and a private work booth (photographs 4 to 7).
  • There is also a table with an underside 68cm above the floor, and a height adjustable table available (photograph 8).
  • There is ample room in the open space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There are 5 one-to-one/meeting rooms with an open door width between 77cm and 78cm wide (photographs 9 to 17).
  • Inside the rooms there are tables with undersides 68cm to 71cm above the floor, and seating without armrests
  • The counselling room B123 has a table with an underside 68cm above the floor.
  • The room also has seating with armrests, and a coffee table with a surface height 36cm above the floor (photograph 16).
  • None of the rooms have ample space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Lecture Theatre(s) (B114)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are no designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The speaker's desk/table is height adjustable.
  • The height of the lectern is 78cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 71cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Other Floors (A Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to the right from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are refuge points at the top of the A Block stairs.
    • These have tactile and Braille signage and controls at a height of 100cm.

Lift (A Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located directly to the right of the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main 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 96cm x 133cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Other Floors (B Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located next to the B Block Entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the B Block Entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on the ground floor, on the first floor and on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a manual single door which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on the third floor. There are similar sets of stairs to the left and right of the building.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are areas on the third floor.
  • Comments View
    • The services on other floors which are not accessible include the Creative Arts and Technology areas and Rooms B301 - B305.

Lift (B Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located towards the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 80m (87yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 130cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Level Change (Third Floor B Block)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located on the third floor in the corridor off the B Block left stairwell.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor A Block Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the side of the ground floor corridor.
    • There is an identical accessible toilet in the same location on the first floor of A Block.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 197cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 6in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a poor colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor B Block Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 80m (87yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located opposite the lift at the rear of the building in B Block on the first floor.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet on the second floor with dimensions of 150cm x 205cm. The lateral transfer space in the toilet is 85cm.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 202cm (4ft 12in x 6ft 8in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • 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 female sanitary, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a poor colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet has a baby change with a height of 100cm (photograph 6).

Standard Toilet(s) (A Block)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the far end of the ground floor corridor.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are also toilets in the same location on the first floor with wash basins 82cm above the floor.
    • The first floor toilets have a key card reader 98cm above the floor.
    • There is a push button to exit 102cm above the floor.

Standard Toilet(s) (B Block)

  • 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 at the rear of the building.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 86m (94yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the second floor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of the lift on the ground floor.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are moderate to good.