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Morley College - Arts Block and Morley Gallery

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This building is on the opposite side of King Edward Walk from the main building.
    • It is next to the Nancy Seear Building.
    • The Pelham Hall Sculpture Studios building is approx. a 10 minute walk away.

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.
  • Comments View
    • The Gallery opening hours are different from the teaching areas on the upper floors and may vary with each exhibition.

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 Gallery Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on St. Georges Road.
    • 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) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the Main Entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 93cm (3ft 1in).

Outside Access (Gallery Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on King Edward Walk.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the door.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The door described above is generally not being used by the public as there is now an accessible entrance located on St. Georges Road.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Teaching Areas)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on King Edward Walk.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 112cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
  • 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 not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a keypad lock for staff/students to unlock the second door.
    • The keypad is not within reach of a wheelchair user.

Reception (Gallery)

  • The desk/counter is 1m (3ft 3in) from the Main Gallery Entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception desk can be moved depending on the use of the room.

Inside Access (Gallery)

  • 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 good.

Other Floors (Gallery)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Ground and Basement.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • The steps described above can be avoided by using the platform lift.
    • There is lighting on the right side of the steps as you go up.

Lift (Gallery)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located past Reception on the rear left side.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Ground and Basement.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Main Gallery Entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 137cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not 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 moderate to good.

Inside Access (Teaching Areas)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music/noise.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors (Teaching Areas)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ 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 right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all Teaching Rooms and Standard Toilets.
  • Comments View
    • The Main Entrance opens directly into the Stair Lobby.
    • There is staff/student access into the Gallery from the Stair Lobby.
    • There are no Teaching Rooms on the Ground Floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s) (Staff/Student Toilets only)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading from the Basement Level to the toilets.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is also a shallow step leading from the Stair Lobby into the corridor giving access to the toilets.

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.