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Counselling Faculty

LSEC Bromley Campus, Rookery Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 8HE

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Counselling Faculty is located at the end of the lower ground floor corridor in the main building.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Bromley.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bromley South.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

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 at the front and rear of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 380cm x 620cm (12ft 6in x 20ft 4in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main 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.
    • 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 5 Blue Badge bays in the front car park.
    • There are 10 additional bays in the rear car park.
    • These are close to the rear entrance direct to the lower ground floor and to the Life Centre.

Outside Access (Lower Ground Floor Direct Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the right side of the building, facing Rookery Lane.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is for staff and students or visitors who have already signed in at the main entrance.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor Direct Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • 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 10 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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 both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The platform lift at this entrance was no longer in use at the time of our visit (September 2017).

Lift (Lower Ground Floor Direct Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the stairs.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are car park - lower ground floor.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lower ground floor direct entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • On the landings the call buttons are 130cm high.
  • Comments View
    • The half doors can open both inwards and outwards.
    • At the time of our visit (September 2017) the lift was out of service and the date of repair/ replacement was not known.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the main car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).

Level Change (Counselling Faculty Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading down to the entrance.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • 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).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Counselling Faculty Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the steps.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main building lower ground floor direct entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 85cm (3ft 3in x 2ft 9in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Counselling Faculty Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the end of the lower ground floor corridor.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Outside Access (Access to Playground and Annex)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left after the Counselling Faculty entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Level Change (Access to Playground and Annex)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located from the doorway down to the playground.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • This ramp leads to a sheltered paved area with picnic bench seating and the path to the annex classroom.

Outside Access (Main Entrance to Annex)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the annex building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two identical width doors leading into the same foyer.
    • The door on the right has a short wooden ramp on the inside to assist in overcoming the raised threshold.

Level Change (Approach to Annex)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • 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 2 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 deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate slope on the path from the main building playground towards the annex.
    • The path does not have handrails.

Inside Access (Annex)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are two classrooms and a study area in the annex.
    • There are no toilets in the annex.
    • Accessible and standard toilets are located in the Counselling Faculty main building.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the 14-16 College entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located towards the rear of the college, off the common room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 260cm (5ft 11in x 8ft 6in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 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 internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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 member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.