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Avertical World Climbing Centre

7-11 Blinshall Street, Dundee, DD1 5DF

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Location

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

Opening Times

  • Monday 11:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 11:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 11:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 19:00.

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 Hunter Street Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Hunter Street.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 3600cm (6ft 7in x 118ft 1in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located round to the left of the building on Guthrie Street.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Main 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 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Lower Floor Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located down to the left side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This door to the lower floor must be opened from the inside.

Level Change (Lower Floor Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • 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.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the building.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading onto the ground floor soft floor area.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • Comments View
    • There is a deep step onto the crash mats to the left.
    • There is a small lip onto the floor mats on the lower ground floor.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • The cafe is located to the right in the climbing area on the ground floor.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 68cm.
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are wall 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 teas, coffeees and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • Food is ordered from the right hand side of the reception counter.
    • To access the seating area there is a 40cm wide path beside the soft floor, or by using the shallow step onto and over the soft floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-LG.
    • There are 14 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located round to the right of the ground floor, opposite reception.
    • There is level access to the 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 240cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency 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 not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.
    • 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lower ground floor accessible entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 3m (3yd 10in) from the lower ground floor climbing arena.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the lower ground floor beside the stairs.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The doors to the showers are 52cm wide.
    • There is only level access to the changing rooms if using the lower floor accessible entrance to the side.
    • Access from the main entrance is via the stairs.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.
  • Comments View
    • Home delivery is available from the shop.
    • The photograph shows the gate down to the lower floor accessible entrance which can be opened by arrangement.