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Strand Road Campus - Strand Building

North West Regional College, Strand Road, Londonderry, BT48 7AL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Applied Science, Mechanical and Motor Vehicle Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Construction, ICT and Computing, Leisure Sport and Tourism (including the Fitness Suite), Health and Social Care, Assembly Hall and the main campus reception.
  • Related link Strand Road Campus - Foyle Building.
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  • Related link Strand Road Campus - Lawrence Building.
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  • Related link Strand Road Campus - Tower Building.
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  • Comments View
    • This building is linked to the Foyle and Lawrence Buildings.
    • This building, along with the Tower Building, can be used to give step free access from Strand Road to the Northland Building and Asylum Road.

Opening Times (Office Hours)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in the North West Regional College Strand Campus in Londonderry.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Londonderry.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Campus Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Strand Road.
    • 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 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 550cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 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 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.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located There is a turning circle outside the main entrance which can be used as a drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front corner of the building on Strand Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 188cm (6ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 92cm (3ft).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception (Switchboard Desk)

  • The desk/counter is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Reception (Main Campus Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • 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.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • This reception is located on level 1, on the left past the Switchboard Desk.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the assembly hall, located on level 4 at the rear of the building.
    • Photograph 2 shows the doors leading to the link bridge to the Foyle Building, at the front of the building on level 4.
    • The link bridge is level.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
    • Staircase 2 is similar and is located at the rear of the building at the Tower Building end. It only accesses levels 2-6.

Lift (Main Front Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located behind the security reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 600kg 8 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 130cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Entrance (Lawrence Building Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 3.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance on level 2 of the Lawrence Building.
    • There is / are 13 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the step(s).
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Lawrence Building Link)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the steps leading from the link bridge.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 230kg.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 108cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • A key is required to operate this lift.
    • There is an intercom to call for assistance next to the lift.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the upper rear end of the building opposite the Tower Building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is also a moderate slope or 3 shallow steps with handrails both sides leading from this entrance to the Tower Building.

Lift (Rear Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located by staircase 2.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3, 4.
  • The lift is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access between level 3 rear entrance level and level 4 Foyle Building Link level.

Entrance (Foyle Building Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 4 in the Foyle and Strand buildings.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a link bridge between the two doors over the road.

Assembly Hall

  • The Assembly Hall is located on level 4 of the Strand Building.
  • It is a multi-purpose room with stage a stage at one end.
  • The floor is marked for sports games including volleyball and badminton.
  • There are 6 deep steps on either side of the stage, with a left hand rail on the left steps and right hand rail on the right hand steps.

Accessible Changing Room (Level 4)

  • There is not a Changing Places facility available.
  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the level 4 corridor, by the Assembly Hall.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the front lift.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Assembly Hall.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 260cm x 305cm (8ft 6in x 10ft).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a changing table/bench, handrails, a dropdown rail, a toilet, a wash basin, a wheel in shower and a manual hoist.
  • Other fixtures/facilities available include; a peninsular accessible toilet with drop down rails.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).

Standard Changing Room (Level 4)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the level 4 corridor, near the assembly hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the front lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Assembly Hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a shallow step to access the showers in these changing rooms.

Fitness Suite (Level 4)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on level 4 near the changing rooms and the Assembly Hall.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 76cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes chest press, lateral pulldown, bench press, dual multi-pulley machine and free weights.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Level Change (Level 5)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on level 5 toward the rear of the building.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead to staff offices and toilets, rooms B525 to B533.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is 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 past the main reception.
    • There are accessible toilets available on levels 3-6, by the front lift. The toilets on levels 3 and 5 have the transfer space on the left. There is also an accessible toilet on level 4 by the fitness suite, which has the transfer space on the left. There is an accessible changing room with transfer space on both sides.
    • 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 is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 218cm (5ft 10in x 7ft 2in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female 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 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 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 not 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 105cm.
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 3, to the rear of the front lift area.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the front lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 1, by the accessible toilet.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are female standard toilets by the front lift on levels 3 and 5, and male toilets on levels 4 and 6.
    • There are also male and female toilets on level 4 by the fitness suite.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are female standard toilets on level 3 and 5 near the lift and level 4 by the Assembly Hall.
  • There are male standard toilets on levels 1, 4 and 6 near the lift and level 4 by the Assembly Hall.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on level 3 at the rear of the lift and staircase lobby.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 19m from the lift.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are horizontal and vertical grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.