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Northern Ireland Policing Board

Waterside Tower, 31 Clarendon Road, Clarendon Dock, Belfast, BT1 3BG

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Belfast.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Yorkgate.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:15.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:15.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:15.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:15.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:15.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 460cm x 470cm (15ft 1in x 15ft 5in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main accessible entrance.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors are push pad operated.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors

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

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-5.
  • The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from accessible entrance.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 130cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 3in).
  • There is not 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the 4th floor.
  • 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 locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 150cm (7ft 10in x 4ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The tap type is push.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • 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 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 is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There are other adapted and standard toilets in the venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested 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.