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St George's Cathedral Southwark

Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a main hall, 6 Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls, two sets of accessible toilets and two sets of standard toilets.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 07:30 - 19:00.

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 (On Street)

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 2800cm (6ft 7in x 91ft 10in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Lambeth Road, in front of the Cathedral.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 3600cm (6ft 7in x 118ft 1in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Lambeth Road.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The on street Blue Badge can accommodate 4-5 cars and the standard on street parking can accommodate around 8-10 cars.
    • On street parking charge times are from 08:30-18:30 Monday to Friday.

Parking (Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Lambeth Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • 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 low steps leading from the car park to the Amigo Hall Main Entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb near the car park entrance and a gate with a width of 93cm, leading onto the pavement in front of the Cathedral which can be used by a wheelchair user.

Access Point (Main Gate)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the front of the building on Lambeth Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located between the main gate.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, beyond the main gate.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • 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 230cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 136cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a third set of doors which are identical to the second set of doors. The third set of doors are double, open towards you (pull), heavy and have an opening width of 136cm.
    • The third set of doors can be seen in photographs 5 and 6.
    • There are bars/rails on the windows of the second and third set of double doors at a height of 90cm.
    • These may limit the doorway width from 136cm to 125cm for some visitors.
    • These bars/rails can be seen on photographs 7 and 8.

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 allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are low.

Outside Access (Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Hall Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right after entering through the main gate.
    • 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) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
    • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Level Change (Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Hall Entrance to Halls and Ground Floor Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the second set of entrance doors.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Inside Access (Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls)

  • There is not 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 medium.

Other Floors (Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • 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 (Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the ground floor of the Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 137cm x 143cm (4ft 6in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 low.

Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls

  • There are 6 halls which are available for use by the cathedral and for various events and activities.
  • The Halls on the ground floor are named St. Andrew, St. Patrick and St. C and St. George.
  • The ground floor halls can be separated or joined together to create one large hall.
  • The halls on the first floor are the London Room and Amigo Hall.
  • The photographs show Amigo Hall and St. George Hall.
  • There are chairs and tables in all halls which can be rearranged for various activities and events.
  • The St. George Hall contains a counter which can be used to serve hot drinks for the events within the halls.
  • The counter height is 92cm.

Accessible Toilet (Cathedral)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located through the first and second set of double doors on the right, then the single door on the left and the accessible toilets are located to the left corner of the room.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 195cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is not 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 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 both sides.
    • 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 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.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within this accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet to the left of this accessible toilet.
    • Photographs 7-15 shows the route from inside the cathedral to the accessible toilets. The double doors on the right side are 122cm wide, heavy to operate and one locked door, the second double doors are 90cm wide, permanently held open and one door locked and the single door on the left is 77cm wide, easy to operate and locked extension leaf.

Accessible Toilet (Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls - 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 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter via the Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls entrance.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 220cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 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 both sides.
    • 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 48cm (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 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 medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within this accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 113cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet on the first floor.

Standard Toilet(s) (Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls - Ground Floor)

Standard Toilet(s) (Archbishop Amigo Jubilee Halls - First Floor)

Level Change (First Floor Standard Toilets First Floor - Amigo Jubilee Halls)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the front of the entrance to the toilets.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are a further 3 medium (17cm high) steps going down to enter the standard toilets after the entrance at both the female and male entrances.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available 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 cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.