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The Piazza Centre, 23 Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2RS

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Huddersfield Literature Festival - Information

Approach

  • The surface of the approach is block paving.
  • Bollards View
    • There are fixed bollards on the approach.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 120cm.
    • The bollards have a good visual contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has handrails on both sides.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 7 clearly marked step(s), with a central handrail.
    • 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • Comments View
    • The bollards are to the left of the venue if approached from Victoria Lane (photograph 3).
    • The slope and steps are applicable if approaching from Ramsden Street (photographs 4 and 5).

On Street Parking

  • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Corporation Street.
  • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 230cm x 550cm (7ft 7in x 18ft 1in).
  • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Free parking for Blue Badge holders is for 3 hours only.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the opening is 86cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Inside Access

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
    • The type of flooring throughout is wood.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Audio View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.