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The Spectrum Centre, 1 Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LS

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 15:30.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 15:30.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 15:30.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 15:30.
  • Friday 09:30 - 15:30.
  • Saturday 09:30 - 15:30.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Inverness.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Inverness.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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 main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors have push to open buttons.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

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.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Cafe Steps)

  • There is not a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the steps.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the cafe beside the steps.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 27m (30yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 72cm x 110cm (2ft 4in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.

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 15m (16yd 15in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the building, opposite the cafe.
    • 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 165cm (4ft x 5ft).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 43cm (16in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 125cm (4ft) high.
    • 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 3").
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
    • The sink is 80cm (2ft) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 10in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

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 normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.