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Riverside Children's Centre

Minton Lane, North Shields, NE29 6DQ

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in January 2022.
  • The external queuing points are not clearly marked/signed.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is a hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 136cm.
  • The hand sanitiser is located on the wall to the left as you enter, opposite the reception desks.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is not clearly marked/signed.
  • There is not clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Maximum occupancy in the lift is 1 person.
  • Toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a Children's Centre and Midwife Clinic.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Manors.
  • The nearest Metro Station is Meadow Well.

Opening Times

  • 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
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 225cm x 470cm (7ft 5in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Main 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 concrete.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 118cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 121cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a door release button to exit the building at a height of 98cm.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Main Entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Entrance (Nursery Area)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the foyer as you enter the building.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 122cm (4ft).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 61cm.
  • Comments View
    • Entry is by intercom or keycode.
    • The height of the keypad is 151cm.

Dove Nursery

  • Dove Nursery is located on the ground floor of the building, to the left side of foyer as you enter the building.
  • The nursery is 25m from the Main Entrance
  • The door opens away from you (push) and is double with one locked leaf.
  • The clear door width is 73cm.
  • Entry is by keycode.
  • The height of the keypad is 125cm.
  • The height of the door handle is 169cm.
  • The flooring surface is carpet and concrete.
  • A variety of play equipment is available throughout the room.
  • The room is separated into zones.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in the room.
  • There is no visual fire alarm.

Kitchen (Dove Nursery)

  • The kitchen is located at the rear of the Dove Nursery.
  • There is step-free access to the kitchen.
  • There is a/are door(s) to access the kitchen.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 76cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the kitchen.
  • The height of the work surfaces are 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
  • There is not a work surface with a clear knee recess.
  • There is not a height adjustable work surface.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • There are sofas, chairs with armrests and chairs without armrests within the kitchen.
  • Tables are not permanently fixed.
  • Chairs are not permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 44cm (1ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Entrance (Outside Play Area)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Dove Nursery.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances to the play area throughout the building.

Outside Play Area

  • The outside play area is split into different zones for different age groups.
  • The surface of the flooring in the play area is concrete tiles, grass and safety matting.
  • There are covered areas throughout the play area.
  • There are a variety of toys and play equipment throughout the play area.
  • The play area is supervised while in use.

Multi-Use Room

  • The multi-use room is located on the ground floor, to the front left of the building, in the nursery area.
  • The room is 33m from the Main Entrance.
  • The door to the room is single with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 73cm.
  • The flooring surface is carpet and vinyl.
  • There are desks.
  • The height of the desks is 63cm.
  • There is a sink.
  • The taps are lever, not mixer.
  • The height of the sink is 90cm.
  • There is a lowered sink.
  • The taps are lever, not mixer.
  • The height of the lowered sink is 63cm.
  • There are a variety of toys in the multi-use room.

Kittiwake Nursery

  • The Kittiwake Nursery is located on the ground floor, to the left hand side of the building as you enter, in the nursery area.
  • The room is 33m from the Main Entrance.
  • The door to the nursery is single with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 75cm.
  • The flooring surface is carpet and vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There are a variety of sofas and children's chairs in the nursery.

Level Change (Kittiwake Nursery)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located ahead as you enter the Kittiwake Nursery.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 143cm (4ft 8in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the right hand garden entrance and some small seat alcoves.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 similar slopes in this area, one leading down into a lowered area, the other leading up from the lowered area of the room to the midwife's clinic.

Examination Room

  • The examination room is located on the ground floor of the building, to the rear left of the Kittiwake Nursery.
  • The room is 49m from the Main Entrance.
  • The door to the room is double with one locked leaf and opens towards you (pull).
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 77cm.
  • The flooring surface is vinyl.
  • There are chairs with and without armrests.
  • There is a sofa.
  • There is an examination couch which is height adjustable.
  • This room is used for the midwife's clinic.

Kingfisher Suite

  • The Kingfisher Suite is located on the ground floor, to the rear of the building.
  • The room is 50m from the Main Entrance.
  • There are 2 sets of doors to enter the room.
  • The first door is single and opens towards you (pull).
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 76cm.
  • The second door is single and opens towards you (pull).
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 77cm.
  • The flooring surface is wooden.
  • There are pull out theatre style seats at the rear of the room.
  • There are desks and chairs without armrests available in the room.
  • The height of the desks is 70cm.
  • There is a fixed loop, but at the time of the survey it could not be tested as staff were unable to switch it on.

Peach Tree

  • The Peach Tree room is located on the ground floor, along the rear left corridor as you enter.
  • The room is 60m from the Main Entrance.
  • The door to the room opens away from you (push) and is single.
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 77cm.
  • This room is used for birth registrations.
  • There is a desk at a height of 66cm.
  • There are chairs with armrests.

Magpie Room

  • The Magpie Room is located on the ground floor, along the rear left corridor as you enter the building.
  • The room is 69m from the Main Entrance.
  • The door to the room opens away from you (push) and is single.
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 77cm.
  • This room is used for birth registrations.
  • There is a desk at a height of 71cm.
  • There are chairs with no armrests.

Den/Conservatory

  • The den/conservatory is located on the ground floor, to the rear left of the building.
  • The room is 82m from the Main Entrance.
  • The doors are double and open away from you (push).
  • The clear door width is 125cm.
  • The flooring surface is carpet and tiles.
  • There is a sofa and armchairs.
  • There are seats with no armrests.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Youth Justice Room

  • The Youth Justice Room is located on the ground floor, along the rear right corridor as you enter the building.
  • The door to the room opens away from you (push) and is single.
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 76cm.
  • The flooring surface is vinyl.
  • There is a desk at a height of 69cm.
  • There are chairs without armrests.
  • There are armchairs.
  • There is a sofa.
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Lapwing Room

  • The Lapwing Room is located on the ground floor, along the rear left corridor as you enter the building.
  • The room is 53m from the Main Entrance.
  • The doors to the room are double with one locked leaf and open away from you (push).
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door close).
  • The clear door width is 77cm.
  • The flooring surface is carpet.
  • There is a desk at a height of 71cm.
  • There is a coffee table at a height of 36cm.
  • There are armchairs.
  • There are chairs without armrests.
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Central. Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, to the centre of the building as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 173cm x 165cm (5ft 8in x 5ft 5in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within this accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 83cm (2ft 9in).

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Rear. Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of the building, to the rear as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 165cm (7ft 7in x 5ft 5in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 155cm (5ft 1in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary, non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 41cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is 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 cannot 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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 contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Lapwing Room. Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 56m (61yd 9in) from the Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, to the rear of the building, in the Lapwing Room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 232cm x 195cm (7ft 7in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 165cm (5ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 124cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 cannot 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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 contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Shower (Accessible Toilet - Lapwing Room)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the Lapwing Room accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 38cm (1ft 3in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor - Children's Toilets)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the rear right of Dove Nursery.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 43m (47yd 1in) from the Main Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the children's toilets in Dove Nursery.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 99cm (3ft 3in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor - Parents Toilets)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, to the front left of the building as you enter, in the multi-use room.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the ground floor of the building, to the left hand side of the building as you enter, at the front right of Dove Nursery.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are good.
  • Comments View
    • The female toilets are shown in photographs 1 - 4.
    • The shared toilet is shown in photographs 5 - 6.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 sets of stairs, one in each corner of the building.
    • There are single heavy doors to access the stairs on the first floor only.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear right of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the Main Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Wren Room

  • The Wren Room is located on the first floor, along the rear corridor as you exit the lift.
  • The room is 14m from the lift.
  • The door to the room opens away from you (push) and is single.
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 77cm.
  • There are desks at a height of 71cm.
  • There are chairs with armrests.
  • The flooring surface is carpet.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Sandpiper Suite

  • The Sandpiper Suite is located on the first floor of the building, ahead as exit lift.
  • The suite is 9m from the lift.
  • The door to the suite opens away from you (push) and is single.
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 77cm.
  • There are desks at a height of 70cm.
  • There are chairs with and without armrests.
  • There is a height adjustable chair.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Paediatric Occupational Therapy Room

  • The Paediatric Occupational Therapy Room is located on the first floor, along the corridor ahead as you exit the lift.
  • The room is 20m from the lift.
  • The door to the room opens away from you (push) and is single.
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 76cm.
  • The flooring surface is carpet.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a table at a height of 45cm.
  • There are chairs with and without armrests.

Interview Room 4

  • Interview Room 4 is located on the first floor, along the corridor ahead as you exit the lift.
  • The room is 21m from the lift.
  • The door to the room opens away from you (push) and is single.
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 76cm.
  • The flooring surface is carpet.
  • There are desks at a height of 70cm.
  • There are chairs with and without armrests.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

RHELAC Therapy Room

  • The RHELAC Therapy Room is located on the first floor, along the corridor ahead to the right as you exit the lift.
  • The room is 30m from the lift.
  • The door to the room opens away from you (push) and is single.
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 78cm.
  • The flooring surface is carpet.
  • There are armchairs in the room.
  • There is a chair with armrests.
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Lark Room

  • The Lark Room is located on the first floor, along the front right corridor as you exit the lift.
  • The room is 31m from the lift.
  • The door to the room opens away from you (push) and is single.
  • The door may be difficult to open (has a door closer).
  • The clear door width is 78cm.
  • There are desks at a height of 71cm.
  • There are chairs with armrests.
  • There is a height adjustable chair.
  • The flooring surface is carpet.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor - Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, along the corridor ahead as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 148cm (6ft 5in x 4ft 10in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 41cm (1ft 4in).
    • 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 a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 cannot 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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 contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor - Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, along the corridor ahead and to the right as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 139cm x 194cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 4in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin and sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 cannot 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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 contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.