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Digilab

Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7NB

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This centre provides a fun location for children and young people to learn new skills in computing, coding, 3D scanning 3D printing and film making as well as having fun with games consoles.
    • The centre is open for drop-in sessions as well as courses.
    • Please contact the centre for details of the activity programme and charges.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and opening times do vary depending on timetabling.
  • Comments View
    • During term time the centre will generally be open after school and at weekends.
    • The centre will also be open during the day in school holidays.

Location

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Barking.
  • The nearest underground station is Upney.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Vicarage Field Shopping Centre.
    • The car park is located off Ripple Road.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 360cm x 590cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 4in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located off Bobby Moore Way.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Clockhouse Avenue.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, in the corner of the square, to the right of Relish CafĂ©.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • To the right of the main entrance is a single door signed 'Accessible Entrance' (photographs 6, 7 and 8).
    • This door is automatic and opens outwards to give a clear opening of 100cm. It is operated by push pad, 110cm high to enter and exit.
    • This entrance has a slight ramp in front without a level landing.

Digilab Entrance

  • The entrance to Digilab is on the ground floor of the Barking Learning Centre, at the rear left of the building from the main entrance.
  • There is step free access into the venue.
  • There is a single door at the entrance.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is light.
  • The opening width of the door is 88cm.

Inside Access (Digilab)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right after the main entrance, off the gallery space.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the main reception desk.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal 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 contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are poor.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • At the time of the survey (August 2018) the transfer space was blocked by the baby change table.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested 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 can be requested.