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Castlereagh Centre - Cafe

Belfast Metropolitan College, Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9JD

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside 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 Belfast Bridge End.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

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 building.
    • 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 470cm x 540cm (15ft 5in x 17ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the cafe entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the cafe 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is additional designated parking located around the college.
    • Please see the relevent guides for more information regarding parking.

Outside Access (Cafe 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).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a small lip on the threshold entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Cafe Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp can be accessed from both the right and the left leading from the car park to the entrance.
    • The handrails are on the left or right depending on which side of the ramp is used (picture 1 from the right, picture 2 from the left).

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 throughout the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafĂ©.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located within Block 5.
    • Please see the relevant guide for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

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