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Cwmbran Centre - Powys House - Management Offices

First Floor, Powys House, South Walk, Cwmbran, NP44 1PB

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Introduction

Approach (South Walk)

  • The surface of the approach is block paving.
  • There is step-free access on the approach.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off South Walk, at the front of Powys House.
  • This entrance gives access to Cwmbran Centre Management Offices.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance sign says 'Cwmbran Centre Management Offices 1st Floor'.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The bell/buzzer is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The height of the bell/buzzer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The height of the intercom is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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 heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Other Floors

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are located to the right beyond the entrance.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
  • 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 clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • 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 provided on landings.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right beyond the entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is 1 other lift in this location.
  • The other lift has very similar/identical specifications.
  • 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 and 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do 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 fair.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 112cm x 118cm (3ft 8in x 3ft 10in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not 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 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.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Entrance (Cwmbran Centre Management Office Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance sign says 'Management Offices'.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • 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 73cm.

Reception

  • The reception point is located beyond the Cwmbran Centre Management Office entrance.
  • The reception point is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the Cwmbran Centre Management Office entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is 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 reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
  • The height of the reception counter is 73cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
  • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
  • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
  • The following types of seating can be found in this area; armchairs and sofas.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Room(s) (Conference Room)

  • The room surveyed was Conference Room.
  • Conference Room is located off the main corridor.
  • Offices.
  • There is wayfinding signage for the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor 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 opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door is easy to open.
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 98cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is 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 74cm.
  • 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).
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on the first floor.
  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located beyond the Cwmbran Centre Management Office entrance.
  • The female and male toilets are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Cwmbran Centre Management Office entrance.
  • 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 available in the male toilet(s).
  • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
  • There is not a lowered wash basin available.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
  • Lighting levels are good.