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Holiday Inn Runcorn Hotel - Conference Facilities

Wood Lane, Beechwood, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 3HA

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Conference Facilities Introduction

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located on the grass areas surrounding the hotel.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The hotel does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located at the front and rear of the hotel.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 364cm x 602cm (11ft 11in x 19ft 9in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There is an overflow car park for staff and visitors.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the side accessible entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off points(s) is/are located in front of the side accessible entrance and in front of the main entrance.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
  • Comments View
    • Please register your car's registration at reception desk
    • There is a barrier to enter the front car park.
    • The front barrier raises automatically.
    • There is a barrier to exit the car park.
    • The exit barrier is operated by a keypad.
    • The code for the exit barrier is obtained from a member of staff at reception.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right side of the hotel.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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 not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The bell/buzzer is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 218cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 184cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The bell is located on the wall to the left between the first and second set of doors (shown in photograph 2).

Entrance (Conference Facilities Internal Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you enter the hotel via the side entrance.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 165cm.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the Cheshire Suites, Alvanley Room, Beechwood Room, Chester Room and Delamere Room.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located along the corridor and to the right as you enter via the side entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the side entrance.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet and laminate.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Conference / Meeting Facilities (Alvanley, Beechwood, Chester and Delamere Rooms)

  • Conference/meeting facilities are available.
  • The conference/meeting facilities are located to the left as you enter via the conference rooms internal entrance.
  • There is step free access to the conference/meeting facilities.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The lighting levels in the room(s) are good.
  • Comments View
    • The 4 rooms have partitions and if opened can create one large conference/meeting room.
    • The partitions can be closed to create separate rooms of varying sizes.
    • If all partitions are closed 4 meeting/conference rooms are created.
    • The conference/meeting rooms were surveyed with one partition opened creating a medium sized room.

Eating and Drinking (Conference Centre Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located ahead as you enter via the conference rooms internal entrance.
  • There is step free access to the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step free access within the bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and laminate.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the till/counter.
  • The standard height for tables is 36cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the hotel corridor leading from the side entrance.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the hotel corridor leading from the side entrance.