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Morley College - Nancy Seear Building

1 King Edward Walk, Lambeth, London, SE1 7PR

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Access Guide

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.
  • Comments View
    • The Learning Support Centre is open Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00 during term time.

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.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. 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 King Edward Walk.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music/noise.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the dance studio.
    • Photograph 3 shows the textile studio on the top floor.
    • The learning support department (photograph 4), is on the ground floor, to the left of the entrance foyer.

Level Change (Access to Dance Studio)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance doors to the dance studio.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 113cm (3ft 8in).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The steps have a partial handrail to the right.

Lift (Ground to First Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left after the entrance foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift (Platform Lift - First to Second Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the main stairs from first floor to second floor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1 and 2.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift on the first floor.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 62cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 70cm x 75cm (2ft 4in x 2ft 6in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • Comments View
    • The lift has a fold-down seat with a seat belt for ambulant users.
    • There is limited turning space on the landings on both levels 1 and 2.
    • The lift controls are operated by staff.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left after the entrance foyer.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 295cm (5ft 3in x 9ft 8in).
    • 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 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not 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 female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 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 not a hand dryer.
    • 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 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 bright.

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.