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Mansion House, The

Fernwood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1TJ

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Newcastle Central.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located 8 metres from the entrance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 250cm x 390cm (8ft 2in x 12ft 10in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located within the car park.

Outside Access (the front of the building - Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 198cm (6ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (the front of the building - Main Entrance)

  • There is not a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (the rear of the building - Accessible Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.

Level Change (the rear of the building - Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are conference rooms available on the ground floor.
    • A hearing assistance system can be hired if required.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G- 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are conference rooms and 6 bedrooms.

Room

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located just inside the rear entrance.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 190cm (7ft 10in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • 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.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • The Mansion House has a licence to hold marriage ceremonies and also caters for large private functions.
    • It has conference facilities and rooms for hire on the ground floor.