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Theatre Complex - Ward Library

Peterhouse, First Court, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RD

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Getting To and Around Peterhouse

  • Arriving By Car or Bike View
    • Peterhouse is located on Trumpington Street in Cambridge city centre. There are various Park and Ride schemes for people who would prefer to not drive into central Cambridge.
    • At the time of the survey (August 2021) there was very little parking available at the site due to building work. Normally, some parking is available to staff and some visitors with specific requirements who request in advance. There is no general parking for visitors, and students are generally not permitted to use cars in the immediate locality unless given permission based on specific requirements.
    • Cycling is a popular form of transport in Cambridge. The city is relatively flat and there is an extensive network of cycle routes. There are bike stands available throughout the site.
    • For more information on getting to Peterhouse by road please click here (opens new tab)
    • For more information on cycle routes and maps in Cambridge please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Bus View
  • By Train View
  • Accessing the College Site View
    • Visitors to Peterhouse enter via the Porters' Lodge on Trumpington Street. Access into the Porters' Lodge is via a single heavy door 82cm wide and a step which has been worn down to 3cm high in the centre (Photographs 1 and 2). There is also a pedestrian gate to the right of the Porters' Lodge as you face it, 85cm wide (Photograph 3). The step here has been worn down so much it is now a slight slope with a threshold (Photograph 4).
    • Pedestrians can also access the site via the Granta Gate at the rear of the site (Photograph 5), although this is mainly a vehicle entrance for deliveries and contractors, with no footpath for pedestrians. The road goes underneath the Whittle Building and up a long, steep slope (Photograph 6). At the top, pedestrians take the path up to Gisborne Court (Photograph 7). The path is 94cm wide and has a slight slope. There is also a vehicle entrance to the site off Little St Mary’s Lane to the side of the site, via 2 gates (Photograph 8). However, this only gives access to the Blue Badge bay outside the Theatre on performance days. The main entrance to the Library is located between the two gates here. There is a gap for pedestrians 44cm wide (Photograph 9).
    • There is an entrance at the end of Grove Lane that give access to the William Stone Building and the far end of the Deer Park. This is via a gate 174cm, which can be made double width to give vehicle access if required (Photograph 10). There is also access to St. Peter’s Terrace off Grove Lane, via a single gate 102cm wide and a slight slope (Photograph 11). All the houses in St. Peter’s Terrace are accessed by steps (Photograph 12). There is also a similar gate further down Grove Lane that gives access to the path at the rear of the houses (Photograph 13).
  • Getting Around the College Site View
    • From the Porters' Lodge and Trumpington Street entrance, the paths have a flagstone surface, so are uneven in places (Photograph 14). There is a steep ramp or 2 12cm high steps (Photograph 15 and 16) to access Old Court (Photograph 17). There is a cut through at the far end of Old Court which has a slight ramp, 89cm wide (Photograph 18). This leads through to Gisborne Court. This leads through to Fen Court, which has a concrete tile surface that is more even (Photograph 19). From here there is a slight ramp leading up to the Theatre. The bollard at the top of the ramp makes the gaps 107cm and 110cm wide (Photograph 20).
    • Leading off the side of Old Court is Screens Passage, which is accessed via a shallow, worn step (Photograph 21). The entrance to the Hall is off this passage, and at the end there is a steep ramp, 125cm wide (Photograph 22). If the main gates to this passage are closed, there are doorways in the gates 66cm wide with a 9cm threshold. Beyond the passage there is a gravel path to the left leading to the Fellows Garden (Photograph 23), and a flagstone then compacted gravel path leading through the Deer Park (Photographs 24 and 25). There are unsurfaced and gravel paths leading off the main path (Photograph 26). At the far end of the Deer Park, the main path narrows to 140cm and has a slight slope leading up to the William Stone Building (Photograph 27).
    • The area around the William Stone Building has a brick block paving surface. There is a brick block path, with a slight slope at the start, leading to the rear of the St. Peter’s Terrace houses and the Squash Court (Photographs 28 and 29).
  • Additional College Site Information View
    • Many of the buildings at Peterhouse have step-free access into them, although some are accessed by steps only (Photograph 30). Peterhouse is the oldest College in Cambridge, with parts dating back to the 13th century. Due to the age of the buildings the staircases do vary in materials and layout. The height and depths of steps are not uniform and neither is lighting, handrail provision/type or step markings (Photographs 31-32). Please see our Detailed Access Guides for further information on access to buildings.
    • There is not much directional signage around the site which means those unfamiliar with the layout will need an escort or a map to reference.
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the first floor in the corner of Old Court and the basement of the Whittle Building.
  • AccessAble Related Links View

Useful Information

Summary

  • The Ward Library is within the Theatre Complex.
  • There are two entrances into the Library.
  • The first door is detailed first within the guide and is the term-time weekday entrance. This is being used as the Covid-19 one-way system entrance, but despite the automatic doors, due to the 1 step it is less accessible.
  • The second door is detailed after within the guide. This is via the Theatre Complex. This is the weekend entrance into the Library and the Covid-19 one-way system exit. This is the more accessible entrance for those with mobility issues.

Getting To (Ward Library St Mary's Entrance (Term Time Weekday & Covid-19 One-way System Entrance))

  • Location View
    • This Library entrance is located on the access road/alleyway to the left, off Little St Mary's Lane. This access road is for the Blue Badge bay in front of the Theatre (theatre users only).
    • The access road/alleyway off Little St Mary's Lane can be accessed from Trumpington Street. It can also be accessed from the campus when the vehicular gates into campus are open during in term time.
    • The Theatre Complex Entrance to the Library is used at weekends during term time and as the Covid-19 one-way system exit. It is however the most accessible way into the Library as it is level.
    • There is limited wayfinding signage along the route to the Library.
    • Other services / Facilities within the building include; the Theatre and Lubbock Room.
    • Peterhouse link (new tab) - click here.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located to the right from the Library weekday/Covid-19 entrance (Little St Mary's Lane).
    • Shared standard toilet facilities are located to the right from the Library weekday/Covid-19 entrance (Little St Mary's Lane).

Approach (Little St Mary's Lane / Vehicular Access Gate from Campus)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has no handrails.
  • Comments View
    • Little St Mary's Lane has a narrow pavement (minimum width 90cm) and has a park bench locked to the wall which obstructs it. There is a slight slope on the road itself with no dropped kerbs from the pavement (Photographs 1-4).
    • The lane has a small area of cobbles as it meets Trumpington Street before the tarmac surface (Photograph 1).
    • The alleyway/access road leading up to the Library entrance has a gate for vehicles which is locked, with a 44cm gap for pedestrians to the side. This gate is open during term time (Photographs 5 and 6).
    • The asphalt alleyway/access road has slight slopes and is uneven (Photographs 7 and 8).
    • The vehicular gate into campus at the end of the access road for the Blue Badge bay is open during term time to access the Little St Mary's Lane Entrance (Photograph 9).

Outside Access (Little St Mary's Lane Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the main campus, accessed via Little St Mary's Lane or the gates from campus during working hours in term time.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor of the Library.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Library / Museum of Archaeology'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 94cm .
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key code reader is 98cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The width of the door opening is 72cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • Both sets of doors that have a locked door can be unlocked to make access wide.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the first set of entrance doors.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is portable.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the first set of entrance doors.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 8cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are two push-pads to exit the first entrance door. One large one to the right of the door (when facing it from inside) and one to the left of it. They are 108cm high and 116cm high respectively (Photographs 9 and 10).
    • There is a free-standing hand sanitiser between the entrance doors at a height of 85cm.

Getting To (The Theatre Complex - Lubbock Room, Theatre & Ward Library)

  • Location View
    • The Theatre Complex is located North of Fenn and Gisborne Court, within the Peterhouse campus.
    • To access the building from the campus from the Porters' Lodge entrance head past the Chapel, through Old and Gisborne Court and follow the signs round to the right to the entrance. There is a steep slope on the approach.
      There is a Blue Badge parking bay outside for Theatre users only. There is a set of gates by the complex which can be accessed off Little St Mary's Lane.
    • There is wayfinding signage along the route to the Theatre.
    • There is limited signage for the Library or Lubbock Room.
    • Peterhouse link (new tab) - click here.
    • Theatre Complex - Ward Library Guide link (new tab) - click here.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the basement floor (ambulant toilet). There is an accessible toilet within the Ward Library which can be accessed via the Theatre Complex.
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the basement floor accessed via lift or stairs through the Lubbock Room. These are used only by Lubbock Room conference guests/visitors. There is an ambulant facility available.
    • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the basement floor accessed via lift or stairs through the Lubbock Room. These are used only by Lubbock Room conference guests/visitors. There is an ambulant facility available.
    • Shared standard toilet facilities are located within the Ward Library which can be accessed via the Theatre Complex.

Approach (Gisborne Court)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac and block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach .
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 109cm.
    • The bollard(s) has/have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • The bollard can be unlocked and lowered.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has handrails on both sides.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp is around 3-4 metres long and is approximately 10 metres from the entrance. The approach from the top of the ramp is level in places but has a slight slope if you cross the Blue Badge bay (Photograph 3).

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Theatre, Lubbock Room and Ward Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located next to Fenn Court and round the corner from Gisborne Court.
    • This entrance gives access to the first floor (Theatre, Lubbock Room and Library).
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Theatre, Lubbock Room'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 92cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The exit push pad or push button is 94cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 104cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Comments View
    • There is a wall-mounted hand sanitiser, 102cm high, outside the first entrance door.
    • Beyond the first entrance door is an area that has dimensions of 195x223cm with the second door beyond this.
    • There is a set of manual, double doors straight ahead that are locked and 115cm wide.
    • The doors to enter the building are the two identical single, manual doors on either side as you enter. The one on the left is labelled Theatre and the one on the right is labelled Library (Photographs 3 -7).
    • The doors do not stay permanently open unless tied. They both lead into the same area, but lead you in the direction of the respective rooms.

Theatre Foyer (Foyer Area)

  • Theatre Foyer View
    • The theatre foyer is located beyond the entrance doors.
    • There is step-free access to the theatre foyer.
    • There is step-free access throughout the foyer.
    • The type of flooring in the foyer is carpet.
    • There is some flooring in the foyer which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Wayfinding signage is not available.
    • The nearest seating is located in the foyer/lobby area. There is a sofa next to the Library entrance.
    • The foyer does not play background music.
  • Comments View
    • The foyer/ area has a portable coat rail with hangers, notice boards for information, a desk (63cm clear space underneath, 75cm high) and four chairs without armrests (Photographs 1-4).
    • There is a free-standing hand sanitiser at a height of 101cm.
    • Once through the Theatre entrance door on the left the area is free of obstructions.
    • However, if heading to the Theatre from the library side of the area, there is a pillar which narrows access to 88cm. The rope, desk and chairs obstruct the other side of the pillar (Photograph 5).

Entrance (Within the Theatre Complex (Weekend Entrance - Covid-19 Exit))

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located just inside the main complex entrance. From the Little St Mary's Lane entrance it is in the separate room immediately to the left.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Library - Members of the College Only'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 141cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The exit push pad or push button is 132cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a spiral staircase within the Library just inside the entrance/exit. It is close enough to the door to be a hazard, approximately 190cm away (Photograph 4).

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Little St Mary's Lane entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 99cm .
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 75cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • There is no wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are sofas only in the waiting area.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
  • Comments View
    • There is a computer on the higher level of the reception desk to check out books (Photograph 4).
    • There is a map of the building and library at reception (Photograph 5).
    • The sofas in the waiting area by reception are currently taped off due to Covid-19 restrictions (August 2021) (Photograph 6).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building via lift(s).
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • There are corridors/walkways with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet and vinyl.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are seats without armrests at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
    • Floor plans/maps are available.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
  • Comments View
    • There is a cloakroom to the right of St Mary's entrance which has many coat hooks from 98cm to 172cm high (Photographs 1-4). The toilets are within this cloakroom area.
    • The cloakroom has bench that is 52cm high with storage underneath, a water cooler with controls 85cm high and a wall- mounted sanitiser 97cm high.
    • The cloakroom door is permanently held open, is 86cm wide and has a small lip.
    • There are various pillars throughout the library, with the narrowest point being 88cm between a standing desk and a pillar on the right-hand side of the library (Photographs 5 & 6).
    • Within the whole library the passages past bookshelves are more than 90cm and the narrowest point between them is 80cm. This is apart from the upper level of the Gunn Gallery which has passageways which are 60cm wide (Photographs 7-10).

Library

  • Library Circulation View
    • There is step-free access within the library.
    • The type of flooring in the library is carpet.
    • There are potential trip hazards within the room.
    • There are a few uneven portions of carpet/lips through to certain areas.
  • Self Service Machines View
    • There is not a/are no self service book borrow/return machine(s) available.
  • Library Services View
    • The computers available to the rear left-hand side of the library within the Gunn Gallery section are for accessing the university network. Personal laptops/computers would be needed for e-books/e-journals.
      The faculty library/ Cambridge university service can be contacted for material in different formats. For more information on services available to counteract barriers for students please click here
      Students can receive a bespoke training or consultation session or find alternative formats for a book or journal to make best use of the library by mailing '[email protected]'.
    • There are reading/study desks available.
    • The majority of the reading/study desk(s) are 75cm in height.
    • There are no height adjustable desks available.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • Auxiliary aids are available.
    • Auxiliary aids available in this library include: Document Holders.
    • There are standing tables and document holders available (Photograph 1).
      There are a few computers so any auxiliary aids can be requested via connecting to the university disability accessibility service via: '[email protected]'.
    • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
    • The librarian commented that the computers are for access to the university network and so may have limited software.
      For information on what accessible software the university usually has please click here .
    • A member of staff is available to provide assistance.
  • Comments View
    • There is a table to the left of the Little St Mary's Lane Entrance which is 75cm high for click & collect orders for books (Photograph 4).
    • There is separate room immediately to the left of the Little St Mary's Lane Entrance that has an single, manual door that is held open and is 92cm wide.
    • There are two tables with clear space underneath of 62cm and various chairs with no armrests within the room. This room has the entrance/exit door through to the Theatre Complex (Photographs 5-8).
    • The room has a metal spiral staircase with open risers and a handrail on the left-hand side going up. This staircase leads to an upper level of the room with more books. The handrail is not within the pitch line of the stairs which are 20cm high. The minimum width of the upper level is 51cm.
    • There was a catalogue machine available that had been removed due to Covid-19 (August 2021). Please visit the library website for details.
    • To the rear of the Gunn Gallery section (Photographs 9-12) there are two double doors (one locked, leaving an opening width of 60cm). These access a small computer room with two computers on tables that have a 67cm clear space underneath. The tables are 74cm high (Photographs 13 and 14).
    • There is a very similar room on the upper level. There are further study desks on the upper level outside this room (Photographs 15-18).

Other Floors (Gunn Gallery - Library)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the rear left-hand side of the library in the Gunn Gallery section.
    • The stairs are approximately 49m from the Little St Mary's Lane Entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on the ground floor and on the upper ground floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are the ground and upper level in the Gunn Gallery.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Comments View
    • This is a narrow spiral staircase up to the study area and books on the upper level of the Gunn Gallery.
    • Priority is given to people going down.

Lift

  • The lift is located to the rear left-hand side of the library within the Gunn Gallery section.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 49m (53yd 1ft) from the Little St Mary's Lane Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1 (basement), 0 (ground floor of library and into Lubbock Room) and the upper level of the rear left-hand side of the library (Gunn Gallery).
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor and on the upper ground floor.
  • The manual door to access the lift from the Gunn Gallery on the ground and upper floor in the library opens towards you and is 72cm wide (Photograph 1).
    In the small area between the door from the Lubbock Room to the lift the 150 x 150cm space was blocked by collapsed tables.
    The single, manual, light door to access the lift on the ground floor opens into the Lubbock Room and is 82cm wide. It is locked at times with the keyhole at a height of 103cm.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is not a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The clear door width is 78cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 114cm x 137cm.
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • A key from reception is needed to use this lift. The keyhole to the side of the lift is 110cm high.
    There are no external controls. The mirror aids reversing out of one door but not the other as they are not opposite one another.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the cloakroom immediately to the right of the Little St Mary's Lane Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 187cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 113cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a wall mounted hand sanitiser within the toilet which is 98cm high.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located in the cloakroom immediately to the right of St Mary's library Entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m from the entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 88cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • This facility is signed as staff only currently due to Covid-19 (August 2021) (Photograph 4). They are normally for general use.
      There is a narrow corridor to access the facility (70cm minimum width) (Photograph 2).