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Learning Resources Centre

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Learning Resources Centre is located on Level 1 of the Ozone building.
    • Staff/ student electronic ID card is required to enter the Ozone building. .
    • Visitors must report to main reception in the Tower Block.
    • The nearest accessible and standard toilets are located on level 1, off the lift lobby.
    • This is 20m from the LRC security barriers.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

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.

Level Change (Approach from Car Park)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the car park access road down towards the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Level Change (Approach from The Walnuts Shopping Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located from the public square towards the central college courtyard.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are long slopes on the route from the pedestrianised shopping area.
    • Some of the paths also have moderate crossfalls.
    • There is also a path with a long slope down from Lych Gate Road, where there is on-street Blue Badge parking (picture 5).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located facing the central courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers 3m after the entrance.
    • The wide gate is 99cm.
    • Standard turnstiles are 60cm wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the central courtyard towards the Ozone entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the end of the corridor to the right after reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance security barriers.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 142cm (4ft 3in 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 lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is intended to be for staff and disabled students only.

Outside Access (LRC Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the first floor lift lobby.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • 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.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The first set of doors can have the second leaf opened to give 135cm clear width.
    • The second set of doors (usually held open) are made of glass.
    • There are security barriers 2m after the second set of doors.
    • The wide gate is 100cm.
    • Standard turnstiles are 60cm wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the security barriers.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 2 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes magnifiers, coloured gels.
  • Comments View
    • Accessible software includes Read Write Gold.
    • Headphones, voice recorders and laptops are available for loan.
    • There is an acoustic study pod for use of speech to text software or other applications which require acoustic separation.
    • Items can be brought over from the Bromley campus LRC.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right after the main entrance, off the lift lobby.
    • There is level access to the 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 250cm (6ft 5in x 8ft 2in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 139cm (4ft 7in).
    • 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 alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Pictures 1 and 2 show the ground floor toilet, where there is an electric powered hoist.
    • The transfer space between the toilet and the hoist is 60cm.
    • There are identical toilets in the same location on floors 1, 2 and 3.
    • These toilets do not have hoists.
  • Comments View
    • Pictures 1 and 2 show the ground floor toilet, where there is an electric powered hoist.
    • The transfer space between the toilet and the hoist is 60cm.
    • There are identical toilets in the same location on floors 1, 2 and 3.
    • These toilets do not have hoists.

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.