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Crowne Plaza Albert Embankment

10-11 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP

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Hotel Summary

  • Hotel Information View
    • The hotel does not have its own parking facilities.
    • The hotel has 142 rooms in total.
    • There is an/are accessible room(s) within the hotel.
    • There is/are 6 accessible room(s) with a wet room/wheel in shower.
    • There is an/are adjoining room(s) available for the accessible room(s).
  • Additional Accessibility Aids View
    • Vibrating pillows with flashing beacons are available on request.
    • Bed raisers are not available on request.
  • Conference and Meeting Facilities View
    • Conference/meeting facilities are available.
    • The conference/meeting facilities are located on the Floor B1.

Building Layout

  • Floor/Level Listings;.
  • B1: Meeting Rooms 1 and 2, Boardroom, Club Lounge, Gym, Accessible Changing Room, Accessible Toilet and Standard Toilets.
  • G: POTUS Bar and Restaurant.
  • 1 to 3: Accessible Rooms.
  • 4 to 14: Standard and Club Rooms.
  • 15: Mezemiso Bar and Restaurant.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Parking (Drop-Off Only)

  • Parking View
    • The hotel has no parking facilities.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off points(s) is/are located in front of the hotel.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the drop-off point(s) and the entrance.

South Bank Public Car Parks

  • This section provides information about a number of public cars parks around South Bank.
    For more information about access and parking charges please visit the individual car parks.
    South Bank is located in the congestion charging zone.

Approach (Main Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and block paving.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hotel, off Albert Embankment.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 75cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 165cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 164cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The key card reader (room key) is in use between 00:00 and 06:00.

Reception (Ground Floor)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet and tiles.
  • Reception Seating Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is tiles and carpet.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.

Eating and Drinking (Ground Floor : POTUS Bar and Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The restaurant/bar is located to the left as you enter.
  • There is step-free access to the restaurant/bar.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food and/or drinks can be ordered from the service counter.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles and laminate.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 45cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm.
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are hand held menus available.
  • 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.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors (Ground Floor to Floor 15)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter, at the rear of the hotel.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Lift (Main - Standard Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14.
  • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 138cm x 150cm (4ft 6in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are emergency refuge intercom systems available next to the lifts on each floor.

Lift (Scenic/Mezemiso Bar and Restaurant - Standard Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead and to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 15.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is not a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 115cm (3ft 5in x 3ft 9in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Eating and Drinking (Fifteenth Floor : Mezemiso Bar and Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The restaurant/bar is located on the 15th floor.
  • There is step-free access to the restaurant/bar.
  • Full table service is available.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the till/counter.
  • The standard height for tables is 75cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are hand held menus available.
  • 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 a modern bar menu.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Access to the additional seating area is via a 79cm wide sliding automatic door, followed by 6, 20cm high steps with handrails on both sides.

Accessible Room(s) (311)

  • Accessible Room Information View
    • The details in this section relates to the accessible room(s) with a wet room/wheel in shower.
    • This type of accessible room is located on floors 1, 2 and 3.
    • There is step-free access to this type of accessible room.
    • All accessible rooms of this type have similar specifications.
    • The ensuite transfer space for the accessible rooms varies from left to right.
    • Guests do not need to open a door between the lift and the room(s).
    • There is a clear 120cm wide route to the room surveyed.
    • The narrowest width of the corridor leading to the room surveyed was 130cm.
    • The room surveyed has an adjoining room.
  • Bedroom Features View
    • The accessible room surveyed is located on the third floor, to the right as you exit the lift, at the end of the corridor.
    • The accessible room surveyed at the time of the visit was 311.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible room surveyed.
    • There is tactile and written signage on or near the accessible room door.
    • The door is manual with a key card lock.
    • The fob/card reader height is 115cm.
    • The width of the door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There are lowered spy holes available.
    • The bed type is double.
    • The bed height is not adjustable.
    • The height of the bed is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 5cm (2in).
    • The bed is not moveable.
    • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm next to the bed.
    • The height of the desk is 76cm.
    • The desk is not height adjustable.
    • The desk knee recess has the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
    • The height and depth of the knee recess is 70cm x 60cm.
    • The room surveyed had a desk chair without armrests.
    • Wardrobes have been adapted to allow use from a seated position.
    • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are between 40cm and 100cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are accessible from the bed.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the room.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm in the room is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The emergency alarm in the room rings to reception, back office and security.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • The room clean and do not disturb request buttons are located next to the main light switch in the room.
      The height of the switches are 120cm.
  • Ensuite Facilities View
    • The ensuite door opens outwards.
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the ensuite are 234cm x 196cm (7ft 8in x 6ft 5in).
    • The ensuite does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the toilet seat.
    • The ensuite has a non-slip floor.
    • There is an emergency alarm within the ensuite.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm in the ensuite is within reach and fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a/are pedal waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf immediately next to or behind the toilet.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • 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).
  • Shower Details View
    • The ensuite has a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • Shower controls have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower.
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the ensuite walls and floor is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The lighting levels in the room are good.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.

Standard Room(s) (1103)

  • Bedroom Features View
    • The room surveyed is located on the 11th floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • The room surveyed at the time of the visit was 1103.
    • There is step-free access to the room surveyed.
    • There is tactile and written signage on or near the room door.
    • The width of the door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The bed type is double.
    • The height of the bed is 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 5cm (2in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the room.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The type of facilities within the ensuite include; a toilet, a wash basin and a shower.
    • The ensuite door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is not an emergency alarm within the ensuite.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the ensuite.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is good.
    • The lighting levels in the room are good.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.

Standard Room(s) (Club 1107)

  • Bedroom Features View
    • The room surveyed is located on the 11th floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • The room surveyed at the time of the visit was 1107.
    • There is step-free access to the room surveyed.
    • There is tactile and written signage on or near the room door.
    • The width of the door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The bed type is double.
    • The height of the bed is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 5cm (2in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the room.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The type of facilities within the ensuite include; a toilet, a wash basin, a bath and a shower.
    • The ensuite door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is not an emergency alarm within the ensuite.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the ensuite.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is good.
    • The lighting levels in the room are good.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.

Reception (Level B1 : Conference and Events)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you exit the lift on level B1.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is not visible from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is tiles.
  • Reception Seating Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Level B1 : Club Lounge

  • There is a key card operated 75cm+ wide single door leading into the Club Lounge.
  • The height of the highest tables are 70cm.
  • The height of the lowest tables are 46cm.
  • The flooring within the Club Lounge consists of wood and carpet.
  • There are a mixture of seats both with and without armrests.
  • The lighting within the Club Lounge is moderate.
  • Background music is played within the Club Lounge.
  • There is a 90cm high service table within the Club Lounge.

Conference / Meeting Facilities (Level B1 : Boardroom)

  • Access View
    • The room surveyed was Boardroom.
    • Boardroom is located on level B1, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • The room/area surveyed is approximately 5m from the main lift.
    • There is wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
    • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
    • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, but it is not clearly visible.
    • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • There is step-free access into the room(s).
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single.
    • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • Room Details View
    • This room has a television screen and a whiteboard.
    • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
    • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
    • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • Furniture cannot be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
    • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
    • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
    • There is flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is key card access into the Boardroom.
      The height of the key card reader is 87cm.
      There is a button to release the door upon exit.
      The height of the button is 97cm.

Conference / Meeting Facilities (Level B1 : Meeting Rooms 1 and 2)

  • Access View
    • The room surveyed was Meeting Room 1 and 2.
    • Meeting Room 1 and 2 is located on level B1, to the right as you exit the lift at the end of the main corridor.
    • The room/area surveyed is approximately 20m from the lift.
    • There is wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
    • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
    • There is written signage for the room, in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
    • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • There is step-free access into the room(s).
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single.
    • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • Room Details View
    • This room has a television screen and a whiteboard.
    • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
    • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
    • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
    • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
    • There is flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 can be combined to form one large meeting space.
      There is key card access into both the meeting rooms.
      The height of the key card reader is 87cm for both meeting rooms.
      There is a button to release the door upon exit for both meeting rooms.
      The height of the button is 97cm for both meeting rooms.

Fitness Suite (Level B1 : Gym)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on level B1, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • The fitness suite is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Changing Room (Level B1)

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room is located on level B1, to the left as you exit the main lift, opposite the gym entrance.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 285cm x 245cm (9ft 4in x 8ft).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 215cm (7ft 1in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 46cm (1ft 6in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • There is a mirror in the accessible changing room.
  • The mirror is not placed at a lower level (60cm from the floor) or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level B1)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level B1, opposite the main lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 193cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 52cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • Taps do not have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 89cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Level B1)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level B1, opposite the main lift.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal in the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat and a vertical rail on the right.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.

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