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Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency (OVADA)

The Warehouse, 14a Osney Lane, Oxford , OX1 1NJ

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Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Oxford.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Hours

Parking (Group Visits and Blue Badge Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located directly in front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is by prior arrangement.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 137cm (4ft 6in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
  • Comments View
    • During exhibition hours there are double width doors (also step free) that are left open so users can come straight into the main space, where exhibitions are held, without using a buzzer or needing to open doors. But outside of exhibition time visitors will need to use the main entrance that is detailed in this section.

Inside Access

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

Level Change (Art Studios)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor to the art studios.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 78cm (2ft 7in).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are an art studio.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • 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 cannot be requested.