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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 (Staff and Blue Badge Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • 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 do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 9 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 290cm x 540cm (9ft 6in x 17ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the car park 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 7 bays in the main courtyard area of the car park and two further bays near the main building rear entrance.
    • These two are 260cm wide.
    • The car park is also available to Blue Badge holders using the Arts Block and the Nancy Seear Building.
    • It is 50m from the nearest Blue Badge bays to the Nancy Seear Building.
    • It is 70m to the Arts Block entrance.
    • Travelling to these buildings involves crossing a road.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • There is a dropped kerb in front of the Nancy Seear Building, but not on the opposite side.
    • Pictures 3 and 4 show the entrance into the car park from King Edward Walk and the entrance into the courtyard area of the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Westminster Bridge Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are a further 4 medium height, unmarked steps between the first and second set of doors.
    • These also have handrails to both sides.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The doors are operated by electronic key fob.
    • The bell for assistance is to the right of the door safety barriers.
    • There are two Blue Badge bays next to this entrance.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 119cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The second door into the building can only be opened from the inside, so visitors will need to call for assistance.
    • There is an intercom at a height of 90cm for the second door.

Level Change (Alternative Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the two sets of doors.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Emma Cons Hall Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • These doors can only be opened internally to use this entrance you will need to contact a member of staff.

Level Change (Emma Cons Hall Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 104cm (3ft 5in).

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the rear courtyard car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

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 (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 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.

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 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 medium.

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.

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.

Reception

  • The desk is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift (main).
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Level access from the entrance is via lift only.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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 seprate 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).

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).

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 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 medium.

Reception (Library)

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

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.
  • Comments View
    • There is Supernova software on the computers.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • The cafe is located on the third floor.
  • 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 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 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

  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the lift (main).
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit the main lift on level 1.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • 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 in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 hand dryer is 102cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • 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 a standard unisex toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you exit the lift on level 3.
    • The female toilets are 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift (main).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you exit the lift on level 1.
    • The male toilets are 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift (main).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

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.