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Strand Court

33 Strandfield Close, Plumstead, London, SE18 1LB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 58 flats, 2 lounges, communal bathroom, laundry, guest room.
  • Comments View
    • Strand Court is arranged over 5 levels.
    • The flats are self-contained with their own bathrooms and kitchens.
    • Most flats have a private balcony.
    • There are entrances from the front onto Plumstead High Street and to the rear from Strandfield Court.
    • The two lounges are used for a variety of meetings and activities.
    • The upper lounge, on level 2, is used several days a week by a lunch club.
    • The lunch club is also open to non-residents.
    • Symbols are based on the communal element of the venue.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the back of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 200cm x 400cm (6ft 7in x 13ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 36m (39yd 1ft) from the rear 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 car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the Strandfield Close entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • The dropped kerb is steep.
    • The road approaching the building and the car park have moderate slopes.

Outside Access (Front Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Plumstead High Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The door is operated by key fob or via the intercom from outside.
    • There is a push pad to exit.
    • This entrance opens onto level 1 of the building.
    • The manager's office is next to this entrance.

Level Change (Front Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located facing the car park on Strandfield Close.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The door is operated by electronic key fob or via the intercom.
    • There is a push pad to exit.
    • This entrance opens on to level 2 of the building.

Level Change (Rear 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Level 3 Access Door)

  • This information is for the entrance located from Strandfield Close.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This door is a fire exit.
    • It can also be used by residents to exit the building near to the Blue Badge parking bay.
    • There is no dropped kerb in this area.

Level Change (Level 3 Access Door)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located left of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

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.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located left of main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the level 1 entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second lift at rear the rear of the building.
    • This lift serves floors 3-4-5 only.

Level 1 Lounge

  • The level 1 lounge faces onto Plumstead High Street.
  • No tables and chairs are fixed.
  • Most of the chairs have armrests.
  • The height of the standard table is 68cm.
  • There is a kitchen opening off the lounge for the use of residents or event organisers.

Level 2 Lounge

  • The level 2 lounge is at the rear of the building.
  • It has an internal balcony overlooking the level 1 lounge.
  • The lounge entrance is 5m from rear entrance.
  • The tables and chairs are not fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The height of the lowest table is 68cm.
  • There is a snooker table in the same room.
  • There is a kitchen next to the lounge which is used by catering staff.

Other Floors (Lounge Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are level 1 lounge - 2 lounge.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Guest Room

  • The guest room is on level 4 of the building.
  • It is bookable by residents for their guests.
  • The entrance door is 72cm wide.
  • The single-bed room has its own kitchen and bathroom.

Accessible Bathroom

  • There are accessible bathrooms available.
  • Location and access View
    • It was possible to access during the survey.
    • The bathroom is unisex.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 380cm x 210cm (12ft 6in x 6ft 11in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • There is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is 79cm (2ft 7in) high.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
  • Bath details View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The height is not adjustable.
    • A hoist is available.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a shower over the bath.
    • There are wall mounted handrails available.
  • Wheel in shower details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The flip down or fixed seat height is 41cm (1ft 4in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are low.
  • Comments View
    • The bath is in a peninsular position, with access to both sides.
    • A key can be obtained from the manager to lock the door.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 1, near the entrance to the lounge.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the level 1 entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The toilets are spacious.
    • There are fixed grab rails to both sides of the toilet.
    • There are similar toilets on level 2, near to the lift and the lounge.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.