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St Chad's College

18 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include catered student accommodation, the dining hall and bar.

Location

  • The venue is situated within 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 not have its own car park.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
  • On street Blue Badge parking is located outside the main block, on North Bailey.

Outside Access (Main Block Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on North Bailey.
  • There is not 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 95cm (3ft 1in).

Level Change (Main Block 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 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are a further 3, medium, not marked, medium lit steps with handrails both sides just inside the entrance.

Outside Access (Main Block Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the far left hand side of the college.
  • 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 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in).

Level Change (Main Block Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • Please contact a member of staff for use of the portable ramp.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • 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
    • The ramp can be used to overcome the step mentioned.
    • There are also 2 separate ramps that can be used together to provide access for any width wheelchair.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the Main Block accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • Comments View
    • The reception desk is located just inside the Main Block main entrance.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Main Block Ground Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located opposite the reception desk.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead to the Brewis and Williamson Libraries and the stairs to other floors.

Other Floors (Main Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are libraries and accommodation.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the stirs by reception.
    • There are similar stairs by the bar, except with handrails both sides.

Eating and Drinking (Dining Hall)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Main Block accessible entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 68cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • 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 main meals.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.
  • Food is not available from the bar.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the Main Block accessible entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 41cm (1ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).

Level Change (Bar)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the side of the bar.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the bar itself.
  • There is/are 1 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp also leads to the Junior Common Room and the male toilets.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main block accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter, near reception.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 235cm (5ft 5in x 7ft 9in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • 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.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are baby changing facilities availably within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 105cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 in the Main Block, along the corridor past the bar.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Main Block accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the bottom of the ramp leading to the bar.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the Main Block accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Outside Access (Lightfoot House Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the house, off North Bailey.
  • 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 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a small threshold in front of entrance.
    • The main entrance to Lightfoot House is accessed by two steps.

Level Change (Lightfoot House Ground Floor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor to the left as you enter.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located opposite the accessible entrance.
  • There is/are 1 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp leads to the adapted room and shared bathroom.
    • The step leads to rooms 8 and 9.

Accommodation

  • Room Information
  • The establishment provides 1 adapted accommodation facility with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • The accessible facilities are located in Lightfoot House - Room 2.
  • This room contains an ensuite bathroom with a wheel in shower. However, this room was not accessible at the time of the survey.
  • There is an identical shared bathroom available on the ground floor corridor, which can be used by residents of room 3 if required.
  • Accessible Bathroom
  • The information relates to the shared bathroom.
  • The dimensions of the bathroom are 173cm x 196cm (5ft 8in x 6ft 5in).
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door to the bathroom is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The door is light.
  • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
  • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • 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 in height.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • The measurement for lateral transfer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • There are mirrors.
  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Disposal facilities are available.
  • Wheel In Shower
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The shower head height is adjustable.
  • The type of shower controls used is twist/turn.
  • There is no shower seat.
  • There are not handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in adapted bathroom
  • The colour contrast between external bathroom door and wall is poor.
  • The colour contrast between internal bathroom door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
  • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • 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.
  • Standard Rooms
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms
  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
  • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • 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.

Other Floors (Lightfoot House)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are rooms 10 - 34.

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.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.