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College of St. Hild & St. Bede, Lawrence Wing

College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham, DH1 1SZ

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Durham.
  • The nearest mainline station is Durham.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the rear side of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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 main car park for the college is the Lower Car Park, located further down the hill from this building (shown in photograph 2).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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 Photographs shows the School of Education's Primary Science Lab and Art and Design Studio, located on the ground floor of the building.
    • The School's Design and Technology studio is also located on the ground floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the student accommodation.
  • Comments View
    • There is no landing between the ground and lower ground floors and these steps are not clearly marked (shown in photograph 2).

Accommodation

  • Auxiliary Aids - general
  • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
  • Flashing alarms are available.
  • Vibrating pillows are available.
  • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
  • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
  • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
  • There are standard rooms on other floors.
  • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Outside Access (Student Gym Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • These doors can only be opened from the inside, so this entrance can only be used on request.
    • It gives direct access to the Student Gym on the lower ground floor.

Level Change (Student Gym Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Fitness Suite (Student Gym)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the lower ground floor of the building.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights.
    • There is level access from the gym accessible entrance to the free weights and most weights apparatus.

Level Change (Student Gym)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in the centre of the gym.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The steps lead from the gym accessible entrance to the treadmills, cross trainers and other apparatus.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the upper floors in the room corridors.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.