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Nell Bank Centre

Denton Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 0DE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Pond Dipping, River Studies, Orienteering, Nature Trails, Adventure, Education, Conference and Residential Facilities.
  • Comments View
    • Nell Bank is an outdoors education centre, offering tailored programmes to meet specific needs.
    • An electric buggy is available to transport visitors with disabilities around the site.
    • The centre is open 24 hours a day.
    • Refreshments can be provided for conferences and meetings.

Opening Times (Office)

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Location

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

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 left of the site.
    • 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 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 308cm x 470cm (10ft 1in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the office 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 loose chippings.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Office Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right hand side of the Office Building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 9 step(s).
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 27cm.
    • 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 not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • The first 4 steps and last step are clearly marked.

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 different buildings of the site during certain activities.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Amphitheatre)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the front of the site to the lower level of the Amphitheatre.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right hand side of the Amphitheatre.
  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp overcomes the first 5 steps.
    • The steps lead up to the upper level of the Amphitheatre.
    • There are alternative slopes and ramps throughout the grounds which give step free access to the upper level of the Amphitheatre.

Outside Access (New Dorms Building Lower Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the New Dorms building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance surveyed is the entrance for the Denton and Rombalds rooms.
    • There is a similar entrance at the front left of the New Dorms building for Askworth and Hawksworth rooms (shown in photographs 3 and 4).

Outside Access (New Dorms Building Upper Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear right of the New Dorms building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance surveyed gives access to the Denton and Rombald rooms.
    • There is a similar entrance at the rear left of the New Dorms building for the Askworth and Hawksworth rooms (shown in photographs 3 and 4).

Level Change (New Dorms Building)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located ahead as you enter the New Dorms building from any of the entrances.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • 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.

Accessible Shower (New Dorms Building)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet cubicle in the New Dorms Building.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 52cm (1ft 8in).
  • Other facilities available include; dropdown rails on both sides and lever twist controls.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (New Dorms Building)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lower entrances to the New Dorms Building.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the front centre of the New Dorms Building.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 226cm x 227cm (7ft 5in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is 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 168cm (5ft 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 an emergency alarm.
    • 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 and 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 48cm (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.
    • 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet roll holder is on the dropdown rail.

Standard Shower (New Dorms Building)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard toilets area in the New Dorms buildings.
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s) (New Dorms Building)

  • 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 lower level of the New Dorms building.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lower entrances to the New Dorms building.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the upper level of the New Dorms building.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the upper entrances of the New Dorms building.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The gender of these toilets is interchangeable depending on requirements of the groups staying in the New Dorm building.

Outside Access (Aiming High Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Aiming High building, to the right hand side of the site.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Aiming High Kitchen

  • The kitchen area of the Aiming High building is 9m from the Aiming High entrance, along the corridor ahead as you enter the building.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The door is single.
  • The clear door width is 82cm.
  • The height of the worktops is 92cm.
  • There is a height adjustable worktop.
  • There is a dishwasher.
  • The height to the top control is 82cm.
  • There is a height adjustable sink with lever mixer taps.
  • There is an induction hob and oven.
  • The height to the hob is 91cm.
  • The height to the top control is 85cm.
  • The height to the top oven door handle is 76cm.
  • There is a fridge freezer with full height handles.
  • There is a serving hatch.
  • The height of the serving hatch is 92cm.

Changing Places (Aiming High)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located at the rear left of the Aiming High building.
    • The facility is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Aiming High entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 390cm x 480cm (12ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 215cm (7ft 1in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Dropdown rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Comments View
    • The facility also includes a standard bath.
    • The height of the bath is 57cm.

Standard Shower (Aiming High)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the shared toilet area in the Aiming High building.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a deep step.

Standard Toilet(s) (Aiming High)

Room

  • General Information View
    • There are 4 rooms in total.
  • Accessible Rooms View
    • There are accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 2 room(s) which has / have accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 0 adjoining room(s) available for carers.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible room viewed is 12m (13yd 4in) from the Aiming High entrance.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • No accessible rooms are located in a separate building from the main hotel.
  • Accessible Room View
    • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm from floor level.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed to stay with guests in accessible rooms.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms View
    • There are standard rooms on the ground floor.
    • There is not level access to ground floor rooms.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The beds are height adjustable.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, tarmac and gravel surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep ramp 150cm+ with handrails on both side to access the grounds from the Aiming High building (shown in photograph 1).
    • There are medium and deep steps along the paths throughout the grounds.
    • The steps can be overcome by using the ramps and slopes.

Assault Course

  • There is an assault course to the front right of the site.
  • The assault course is accessed by a wooden step bridge.
  • There are climbing nets, scramble nets, stepping stones and tunnels.
  • There is a ramped route around the assault course and a wheelchair accessible tunnel.

Adventure Playground

  • There is an Adventure Playground at the rear of the site.
  • There are climbing nets, ladders, tunnels, climbing walls, slides and walkways on Gemma's House at the centre of the playground.
  • There are ramps for wheelchair users to access the top of Gemma's House.
  • There is an undulating path at the step free entrance to Gemma's House.
  • There are picnic tables.
  • The height of the picnic tables is 77cm.
  • There are easy and steep slopes throughout the playground.
  • There is an Ability Swing for wheelchair users.
  • The paths are tarmac, gravel and compacted earth.

Eating and Drinking (Middleton Building)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • The restaurant is located at the rear left of the site in the Middleton building.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Comments View
    • This is a self-catering group refectory.
    • The seats are attached to the tables.
    • There is a kitchen area.
    • The height of the worktops is 91cm.
    • The height of the sink is 91cm.
    • The taps are lever mixer.
    • There is an industrial dishwasher.
    • There is a range cooker with hob and a double oven.
    • The height to the hob is 90cm.
    • The height to the top control is 82cm.
    • The height to the top control of the double oven is 151cm.
    • There is a full height fridge and a full height freezer.
    • The height to the top of the handle is 114cm.

Accessible Toilet (Inset Base and Staff Room Building)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the front centre of the Inset Base and Staff Room Building.
    • There is not 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 230cm (5ft 6in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is 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 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 not an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • 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 similar accessible toilet with left hand transfer adjacent to the one surveyed.

Level Change (Inset Base and Staff Room Building)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the top of the Amphitheatre, leading to the Inset Base and Staff Room building.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the top of the Amphitheatre, leading to the Inset Base and Staff Room building.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Accessible Shower (Adult Toilets Block)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet cubicle at the rear right of the site, in the Adult Toilets block.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • Other facilities available include; dropdown rails either side of the seat.
  • There is not level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Shower (Adult Toilets Block)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear right of the site in the standard toilets area of the Adult Toilets block.
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Adult Toilets Block)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear right of the site, in the Adult Toilets block.
    • There is not 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 254cm x 236cm (8ft 4in x 7ft 9in).
    • There is 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 165cm (5ft 5in).
    • 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 alarm.
    • 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 non-infectious 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).

Level Change (Adult Toilets Block)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the Adult Toilets block.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Standard Toilet(s) (Adult Toilets Block)

Standard Toilet(s) (Children's Toilet Block)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested 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.