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BR6 Restaurant

LSEC Orpington Campus, The Walnuts, High Street, Orpington, BR6 0TE

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • BR6 is a training restaurant staffed by students from the college's catering department and open to the public.
    • It is located on the lower ground floor of the Tower Block.
    • Public access is directly from the entrance facing the shopping precinct when the restaurant is open.
    • Student access is from within the Tower Block building.
    • Please see the guide to the Tower Block for details of the approach and access to the building for students. .
    • Please contact the venue for further details on opening times.
    • The college car park becomes a public pay and display car park at the weekends.
    • Please note that from October 2016 the ground floor accessible toilet in the building is temporarily closed as part of the construction work to extend the building, including the restaurant.
    • The restaurant is likely to be closed completely for a short period in early 2017 as part of the works.
    • Please contact the venue for details.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Orpington.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Orpington.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Staff, Visitors 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 off Lych Gate Road, to the rear of the venue.
    • 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 600cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the Tower Block entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Tower Block 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.
    • 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 is a barrier with intercom at the entrance to the car park for access to the car park.
    • From the car park there are steep slopes on the approach to the buildings.
    • There are 4 on-street Blue Badge parking bays and standard pay and display bays on Lych Gate Road.
    • There are additional car parks in the Walnuts shopping centre and the adjacent supermarket.

Outside Access (Public Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the pedestrian area facing Orpington Library.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Public Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located after the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • The lift does not bypass the ramp.

Lift (Public Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the stairs immediately after the entrance.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the public entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 125cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 1in).
  • 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 within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The lift has a flashing light and loud audible signal when it is moving.
    • The lift has a flip down seat for those who are not wheelchair users.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the stair lift.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • 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, afternoon teas.

Outside Access (College Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from the Tower Block foyer, just beyond the security barriers.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (College Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located after the entrance down to the dining room.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (College Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the steps after the college entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and LG.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the college entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 120cm (2ft 8in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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 within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • When the lift is at the lower level there is a short ramp to enter.
    • At the lower level the lift has a lift up barrier rather than a door.
    • At the time of our visit (October 2015) the down button inside the lift was broken.
    • The lift has to be lowered using the buttons outside the lift.

Level Change (Access to Bakehouse for Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located from the BR6 dining room up to the Bakehouse.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • 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.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Access to Bakehouse for Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the stairs up to the Bakehouse from BR6.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the BR6 Public Entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 125cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 1in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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 bright.

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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Bakehouse entrance nearest to the platform lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the far end of the dining area, next to the bar or ahead from the steps/stair lift up from the BR6 dining room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 135cm x 200cm (4ft 5in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is not 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 89cm (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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • A folding, free-standing baby change table is stored in the toilet.

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 not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.