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The Maths Centre of Excellence

Kings Road Centre, City College Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 5QG

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COVID-19 Information (City College Plymouth)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a 3D Cinema, Computer Room, teaching / meeting room and a general teaching area.
  • The Maths Centre of Excellence is a teaching/demonstration facility.
    It is located on level 1 of the Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM.
    It can also be accessed via the Kings Road Centre Library.
    Please see the separate guides for the STEM Centre and library for more details.
  • Related link Kings Road Centre Library.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/kings-road-centre-library

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Devonport.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Devonport.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • There are Blue Badge Bays and a drop off point at the front college site.
  • Please see the separate guide for the Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM for more details.

Entrance (Entrance from the Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the STEM Centre, to the right past the staff area from the lift.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance can also be used to access the Library, located on the far side of the Maths Centre of Excellence, from the STEM Centre.

Outside Access (Entrance from the Library)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the library.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers, 93 cm wide, in front of the entrance.

Outside Access (External Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the rear corner of the STEM Centre and Kings Road Centre.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Level Change (External Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Between the 2 sets of doors there are also 15+ deep steps with a handrail on the left hand side going up.

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 varied.
  • Comments View
    • The computer room contains a height adjustable desk.
    • Photograph 4 shows the corridor running through the Hub between the STEM Centre and the Library. The Control Room for the Theatre is also accessed off this corridor.

3D Cinema

  • The 3D Cinema is located in the middle of the area.
  • It does not have any fixed seating.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the entrance from the Stem Centre.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the corridor leading between the entrances.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 210cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet is also 11m from the entrance from the library.

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.