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Unitarian Church

Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8XG

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Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Ellison Place East.
    • The car park is located off Ellison Place.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located off Ellison Place.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • 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 a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp does not bypass the step.
    • The ramp has a handrail on the left.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The hearing system is located in the church and the meeting room in the basement.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are meeting rooms.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the foyer.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are the basement.
  • The lift is 7m (22ft 12in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Comments View
    • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
    • The wheelchair is located to the left as you enter.