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Kala Sangam Arts Centre

St Peter's House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 4TY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include First Floor:- Meeting Rooms Second Floor:- Rooftop Café.

Opening Times (Kala Sangam Arts Centre)

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Opening Times (Rooftop Cafe)

  • Monday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bradford Forster Square.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Bolton Road.
    • The car park is located in Bolton Road.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Bolton Road.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in Bolton Road.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The on street Blue Badge and standard parking bays are not individually marked
    • The width of the Blue Badge bays and standard parking bays is 240cm.
    • There is room for approximately 2 cars in the Blue Badge area.
    • There is room for approximately 5 cars in the standard parking area.

Outside Access (St Peter's House Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building in Forster Square.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The height of the intercom is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The push pad or push button is 92cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 97cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in the gateway just before the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a gate just before the entrance.
    • The gate opens away from you (push)
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gate is 133cm.

Outside Access (Kala Sangam Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building in the grounds of Bradford Cathedral.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left and right of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located on Church Bank leading to the rear of the building.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Other Floors (St Peter's House Entrance)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The handrail on the left (going up) does not cover the first 2 steps.

Lift (St Peter's House Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter via the St Peter's House entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the St Peter's House entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 124cm x 103cm (4ft 1in x 3ft 5in).
  • There are 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Kala Sangam First Floor Entrance

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the building leading to the Kala Sangam Arts Centre.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
  • The door opens automatically (towards you).
  • The automatic door is push pad or push button activated.
  • The push pad or push button is 96cm from floor level.
  • The door is single width with a locked extension leaf.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm.

Kala Sangam Second Floor Entrance

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor to the left as you exit the lift leading to the Rooftop Cafe.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
  • The door open towards you (pull).
  • The door is single width with an open extension leaf.
  • The door is heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 103cm.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door opens towards you (pull).
  • The door is single width.
  • The door is heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm.
  • When using the stairs the first set of doors detailed are used.
  • When using the lift only the second door is used.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Kala Sangam first floor entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bell to gain assistance if the reception desk is unmanned.
    • The bell is 110cm high.
    • There is sofa seating to the rear of the reception desk.
    • The seating has armrests.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played during performance nights only.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Internal Ramp and Steps)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the front of the reception desk, to the left leading to meeting room 4 and the rear entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient 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 117cm (3ft 10in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the ramp.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • 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 the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Meeting Rooms

  • There are 8 meeting rooms in total.
  • 7 of the meeting rooms are on the first floor and 6 have level access from the first floor internal entrance.
  • Meeting room no 4 is accessed via the internal ramp.
  • The 8th meeting room, the Clocktower meeting room is on the second floor and has level access from the second floor internal entrance.
  • The meeting room surveyed was meeting room 5.
  • Meeting room 5 is to the right of the reception desk.
  • Meeting room 5 is 10m from the first floor internal entrance.
  • There is step free access to meeting room 5 from the first floor internal entrance.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre in meeting room 5.
  • There is a door to enter meeting room 5.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The door is 84cm wide.
  • There are tables in meeting room 5.
  • The tables are 72cm high.
  • The tables can be rearranged.
  • There are chairs in meeting room 5.
  • The chairs have armrests.

Other Floors (Internal Stairs from Floor 1 to Floor 2)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Eating and Drinking (Rooftop Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located on the second floor.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the second floor internal entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 67cm (2ft 2in).
  • The standard height for tables is 67cm.
  • 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 hand held 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 (First Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Kala Sangam first floor entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor to the left of the reception desk.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 206cm x 154cm (6ft 9in x 5ft 1in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • 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.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste 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 not 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor to the left of the reception desk.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Kala Sangam first floor entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor, ahead as you enter via the first floor internal entrance.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the first floor internal entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Second Floor Rooftop Cafe)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the lobby area ahead as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste and 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 not 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second similar accessible toilet in this area but with the transfer space on the left.

Standard Toilet(s) (Second Floor Rooftop Cafe)

Baby Change Room

  • The baby change room is located on the second floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
  • There is level access to the baby change room via lift.
  • The height of the baby change when extended is 86cm.

Standard Shower (Baby Change Room)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the baby change room to the left as you exit the lift.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a deep step.

Additional Info

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