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Morley College - Main Building

61 Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 7HT

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Arts Block and Nancy Seear Building are next to the main building, on the opposite side of King Edward Walk.
    • The Pelham Hall building is approx a 10 minute walk away.
    • NOTE - November 2018 - works have started to create ramped access at the main entrance, which is likely to be closed until February 2019.
    • During the works, there is step-free access into the building using the rear entrance.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Waterloo.
  • The nearest underground station is Lambeth North.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the main building, off King Edward Walk.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 230cm x 460cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the rear entrance.
    • 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 car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a Blue Badge bay located on King Edwards Walk.

Outside Access (Car Park)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building in car park.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the door threshold.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is 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 the left going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • As well as the intercom, there is a telephone number on the door to call reception to gain access.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 143cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the front of the building.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the front of the building.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Emma Cons Hall Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on King Edward Walk.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the door threshold.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is 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.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 102cm (3ft 4in).

Outside Access (Rear QE2 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 70cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception (Main Entrance)

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a lounge area within the reception. There are tables with top heights of 73cm and higher tables with top heights of 110cm.
      There are high stools and chairs without armrests. There are sofas and a single coffee table with a height of 51cm.

Inside Access

  • 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 welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the car park entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-0-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 215cm (3ft 1in x 7ft 1in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Other Floors (Main)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-0-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 12 steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Lift (Rear)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the rear entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-2-4-5B-5C.
  • The lift is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 118cm (3ft 7in x 3ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (Rear)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0-2-4-5B-5C.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Basement)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading to the C block on the basement floor.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (06A & 06B)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the base of the doors to the rooms.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Library Access

  • There are two areas of the library.
  • The upper level can be accessed via a lift.
  • The raised library entrance is accessed via lift and has a set of push pad automatic double doors that open away from you (push).
  • The lower area has a separate entrance along the same corridor on level two.
  • The access to the lower area there are two single doorways that have a bell at a good height to ring for assistance.
  • Security barriers are located immediately beyond the Upper area entrance with a width of 85cm (photograph 3).
  • There is one aisle in the library with a width of 62cm (photograph 4).

Reception (Library)

  • The desk/counter is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift (Library Upper Area ).
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Lift (Library Upper Area)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the second floor, through the double doors in front of you when you exit the main lift.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift (main).
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 76cm x 142cm (2ft 6in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Level Change (Library Upper Area)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the library entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are six steps inside the library between the lower and the upper areas.
    • They are the same, except the handrail is on the left(photograph 2).

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is not an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard and height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes magnifier.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • The café is located on the third floor.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the lift (main).
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main lift.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the basement level.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the reception.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of reception.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 225cm (5ft 5in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 127cm from the floor.
  • 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 both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf does not have the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 80cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 good.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a poor colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet on level 3. It has dimensions of 160cm X 220cm and transfer space of 120cm.
    • There is not a coat hook in this toilet.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet on level 3.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 89cm (2ft 9in).
    • Both accessible toilets also serve as gender neutral toilets.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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.