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Garstang Building

Blackpool and The Fylde College, Bispham Campus, Ashfield Road, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 0HB

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Outside Access (Rear Entrance - The Hub)

  • 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 a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • 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.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There is a third set of doors at this entrance, The third set of doors are double.
    • The third set of doors are automatic.
    • The third set of doors are 170cm wide.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - The Hub)

  • 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 a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • 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.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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Getting Here

COVID-19 Information (Blackpool and The Fylde College)

  • The information in this section was taken in February 2021.
  • All campuses are on restricted hours including some temporary closures, all visitors will be accompanied at all times and any closed campuses can be opened upon request.
  • All visitors must present at the main entrance for sign in and temperatures check.
  • All unnecessary entrances are closed.
  • Extra sanitising stations are at every entrance, at strategic points on the campus, and in every room on campus.
  • Only authorised staff, contractors and students who are pre-booked can attend site.
  • All rooms have a Covid safe capacity.
  • One way systems have been introduced in higher traffic areas.
  • Keep left protocols are in place.
  • Floor markings and extensive wall and floor signage has been installed.
  • Protective screens have been installed at every customer contact point on all campuses.
  • Lifts have been restricted to one person only.
  • There is a limited capacity as per the door markings, for each toilet facility on site.
  • All toilets have windows open and electrical hand blower/dryers out of use.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • The building houses The Learning and Teaching Centre, Estates Department, principalship and additional offices.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:45 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 07:45 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 07:45 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 07:45 - 21:30.
  • Friday 07:45 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Bispham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Layton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Campus Car Parks)

  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are a total of 24 Blue Badge parking bays located throughout the campus.
    • There are 3 located outside The Hub, 5 next to Bispham Building, 4 next to Singleton Building, 5 at the rear of Elswick Building and 7 next to Thornton Building. The bays are 480cm x 360cm.
    • There is general parking in all of the car parks.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the first and second set of doors.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Thornton Building Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the Thornton Building foyer.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in) wide.

Inside Access

  • 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 bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • The stairs are located along the corridor in the centre of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 18m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • These details are for the central staircase.
    • There are identical staircase located at either end of the building.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the ground floor corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the Thornton Building entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 98cm (3ft 7in x 3ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 pictorial, Braille and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Thornton Building entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left of the ground floor corridor.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • 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 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 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 49cm (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 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 internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

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.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows one of the height adjustable desks in The Loop.