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Greenwich Yacht Club - Clubhouse

1 Peartree Way, Greenwich, London, SE10 0BW

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Greenwich Yacht Club - Clubhouse sits on stilts in the River Thames. .
    • It can be reached by boat or by bridge from the shore.
    • The venue houses a bar/restaurant and other facilities for club members and their guests.
    • At other times, the venue, along with the separate River Rooms building, can be hired for private events.
    • Both buildings are licensed for civil wedding and other ceremonies.
    • The workshop building is available for repair and maintenance.
    • Showers and changing facilities for members are located in the separate River Rooms building. .
    • Please see the guide to that building for details.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Charlton / Westcombe Park.
  • The nearest underground station is North Greenwich.
  • The nearest DLR station is Cutty Sark.
  • Comments View
    • The club has its own pontoon for visitors arriving by boat.
    • The venue is also close to the Emirates cable car.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located within the boatyard.
    • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is limited parking on site, which is reserved for club members and guests attending booked functions.
    • Access is using the automatic gate at the end of Peartree Way, after contact via the intercom.
    • For other visitors, there is some on-street parking in Peartree Way (limited to 2 hours 9.00 - 18.30).
    • At the time of the survey (July 2016) the club also had an allocated area of temporary parking within the new development being constructed off Peartree Way.
    • They are expecting to have some permanent parking in this area when the development is complete.

Level Change (Approach from Boatyard)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the start of the walkway from the boatyard to the clubhouse building.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar easy ramp at the end of the walkway to access the lift at lower ground floor level.
    • The main deck of the walkway is made from a metal grid.
    • To the left of the walkway is a smooth surface, 71cm wide.
    • This runs the length of the walkway and within 2m of the lift.
    • From this walkway there is access to a sloping walkway to access the floating pontoon for boat
    • boarding.
    • The slope varies with the tides and is very steep at low tide.

Other Floors (External Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Walkway-G-1.
    • There are 12 steps from the walkway - G, then 15+ steps from G-1 steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The steps are formed from a metal grid, with open treads.

Lift (External Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left at the end of the walkway to the clubhouse building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 104cm x 138cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • When the lift arrives at the ground and first floors, it is 4m from the lift to the entrances.

Outside Access (Ground Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor deck, to the left as you exit the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Outside Access (First Floor Entrance - Bar and Function Room)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the deck as you exit the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).

Inside Access

  • There is 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • On each level the building is surrounded by a deck walkway with some external seating.

Other Floors (Internal Stairs)

  • 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 bright.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the first floor entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The restaurant is located on the first floor of the clubhouse building.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the first floor entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 61cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Comments View
    • This area is available to hire for private events.
    • The furniture layout and the arrangements for table service etc may change.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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 2m (2yd 7in) from the ground floor entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located immediately to the right from the ground floor entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 185cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 1in).
    • 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 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser 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 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 poor.
    • 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 98cm (3ft 3in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Outside Access (Construction Workshop Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the centre front of the workshop building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is level access directly into the workshops via large, heavy sliding doors to both sides of the building entrance.
    • There is a raised threshold at these entrances.

Level Change (Construction Workshop Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Inside Access (Construction Workshop)

  • 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 not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • There are no toilets in the construction workshop.
    • The nearest toilets are on the opposite side of the boatyard, as part of the River Rooms building.

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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right 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 the sail loft repair area and storage.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the stairs, ahead from the building entrance.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the construction workshop entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The lift does not 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 lighting level in the lift is medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located at the edge of the boatyard.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.