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Limavady Campus - Main Building

North West Regional College, Main Street, Limavady, County Londonderry, BT49 0EX

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Levels B-D can be accessed via the lift in the Benevenagh Building.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 17:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Limavady.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bellarena.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Front Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the main building.
    • 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 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 17m (18yd 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 tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).

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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Parking (Rear Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located true.
    • 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 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 460cm x 480cm (15ft 1in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Entrance Opposite the Benevenagh Building.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the Entrance Opposite the Benevenagh Building.
    • 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.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance - Opposite the Benevenagh Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the right hand side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 similar entrances at the building leading off the rear car park.

Level Change (Rear Entrance - Opposite the Benevenagh Building)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access between this entrance and the Benevenagh Building main entrance opposite it.

Parking (Side Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is to the side, accessed from Demesne Place.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 550cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 11m (12yd) from the Art Side entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 15m (16yd) from the Art Side 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 / non stepped access from the car park to 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.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the left of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).

Level Change (Art Side 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to the front of the lecture theatre on level A, shown in photograph 2.
    • Hearing loops are fitted in most lecture theatres and teaching rooms.
    • Portable hearing loops are also available.
    • Most internal doors on level A are push pad operated automatic doors.
    • All room number signs have Braille and tactile markings.
    • There are level access links to all levels from the lift in the Benevenagh Building, and the link on level C has a push pad operated automatic door.

Reception (Learning Resource Centre Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Other Floors (Learning Resource Centre)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels A and B.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs are located next to the entrance to the Learning Resource Centre.

Library (Learning Resource Centre)

  • 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 have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse and height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include large screens and document readers.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes magnifiers, CCTV and dictaphones.
  • Comments View
    • The library is located on level A, at the rear of the building.
    • Most textbooks are available in E Book format.
    • Texthelp and Read and Write Gold are available on all pcs in the college.
    • Zoomtext, Inspiration and Dragon can be made available if required, and normally loaded onto laptops for students to use.
    • Other auxiliary aids can be made available on request.
    • There are security barriers, 90cm wide, with an easy ramp between them, just inside the entrance.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 13:00.
    • Monday 13:30 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 13:00.
    • Tuesday 13:30 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 17:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 13:00.
    • Wednesday 13:30 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 13:00.
    • Thursday 13:30 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 17:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 13:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Lift (Learning Resource Centre Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the Learning Resource Centre.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels A-B.
  • The lift is 29m (32yd) from main entrance.
  • 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 93cm x 159cm (3ft 1in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Cafeteria)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is main meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The Canteen is located on level A, along the corridor to the left as you enter.
    • It also contains some coffee tables and sofas.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Training Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is available.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 44m (48yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is main meals.
  • Comments View
    • This restaurant and kitchen is used by Hospitality and Catering students.
    • It is located on level A, on the side of the building close to the Benevenagh Building, and is occasionally open to the public to give students real world experience preparing and serving food.
    • The training kitchen contains talking scales, and has a hearing loop fitted.

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 Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 21m (23yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located along the corridor to the right past reception.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 168cm x 240cm (5ft 6in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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 93cm (3ft 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 a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • 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 in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 106cm (3ft 6in) high.
    • 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.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels A, B, C and D.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.