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Refectory

Central Block, Chesterfield College, Infirmary Road, Chesterfield, S41 7NG

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COVID-19 Information (Chesterfield College)

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2021 2021.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Floor markings and wall signs have been installed.
  • Teaching is currently delivered on a split between online and in classrooms, however this will be phased back to full time classroom delivery between March and September.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Face coverings and social distancing are required at all times.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Refectory is located to the rear of the heartspace in the Central Block.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

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

Parking (Visitors Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the front right of the Central Block.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 470cm (13ft 1in x 15ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not 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 not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The designated bays are located to the left of the main entrance as you face it.
    • There are standard bays available here, and to the right of the entrance.
    • Staff and student car parks are available.
    • The approach from the car park bypasses the majority of the steep slope in front of the main entrance leaving only a slight slope to be overcome.

Outside Access (Main Entrance NEW)

  • 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 bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 133cm (4ft 4in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 179cm (5ft 10in).
  • 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 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • 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.

Level Change (Entrance Foyer)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of the entrance foyer.
  • There is/are 11 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.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The steps lead up to the Heartspace.
    • There are 2 similar sets of steps in this area.

Lift (Entrance Foyer)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the entrance foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, Heartspace and mezzanine.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the 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 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does 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 medium.

Level Change (Access to the Refectory)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • 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 136cm (4ft 6in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of the Heartspace.
  • There is/are 4 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

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the area.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Eating and Drinking (Heartspace Eatery)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the refectory.
    • The refectory is located at the rear of the central block, on the ground floor.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the refectory.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered and a buffet counter.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 85cm.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
  • Self-Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 92cm.
    • The height of the tray counter/rail is 86cm.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
  • Payment Counter View
    • The height of the counter is 85cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl and laminate.

Eating and Drinking (Café Central)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on the ground floor of central block, to the rear left of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the café.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 91cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • This counter shares seating with the Heartspace Eatery.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the Heartspace, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the foyer lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 317cm (5ft 11in x 10ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 90cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary, nappy/incontinence items bin and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 75cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • 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 103cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 91cm.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet seat is height adjustable.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located in the Heartspace, to the right as you exit the foyer lift.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m from the foyer lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the male toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not 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.