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Union St

18-20 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2JP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a Pop Up Café, an events space, a co-working space, and a bookable meeting room.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sheffield.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The name of the nearest tram stop is City Hall.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is QPark Charles Street.
    • The car park is located in Charles Street.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Union Street.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 280cm x 483cm (9ft 2in x 15ft 10in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in Charles Street.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge parking in Union Street is not marked into individual bays.
    • The Blue Badge parking bay is 199cm wide.
    • There is space for 2 vehicles to park in the Blue Badge parking bay.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.

Inside Access

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

Eating and Drinking (Pop-up Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located on the ground floor.
  • 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.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is cakes, pastries and varied lunches depending on the day of the week.
  • Comments View
    • The types of food served is;
    • Mondays: Indian Wraps
    • Tuesdays: South Korean
    • Wednesdays: Filled Rolls and Salads
    • Thursdays: Proper Pies
    • Fridays: Filo Rolls, Bagels and Salads
    • Saturdays: Coffee, pastries and cup cakes.

Bookable Meeting Room

  • The meeting room is located on the ground floor, to the left hand side of the building as you enter.
  • The door is single, heavy, and opens towards you (pull).
  • The clear door width is 71cm.
  • There is a desk and chairs.
  • The height of the desk is 70cm.
  • The chairs are height adjustable and have armrests.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the events space.
  • Comments View
    • The Pop-Up Café area can be used for events if wheelchair access is required.
    • There is a handrail on the left going up from the ground to first floor.
    • There is a handrail on the right going up from the first floor to the second and third floors.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 2, 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to on the ground floor.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main 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 126cm x 110cm (4ft 2in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The lift does not give access to the events space on the first floor.

Co-working Space

  • The co-working space is located on the second floor, immediately ahead as you exit the lift.
  • There are desks and chairs throughout the co-working space.
  • The height of the highest desk is 80cm.
  • The height of the lowest desk is 67cm.
  • The chairs are height adjustable and have armrests on both sides.
  • There are sofas and a breakout space at the right hand side of the co-working area.

Level Change (Kitchen and Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right hand side of the co-working space as you exit the lift.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • 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.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Kitchen

  • There is a kitchen for users of the co-working space.
  • The door to the kitchen opens away from you (push) and is permanently held open.
  • The door is single.
  • The clear door width is 77cm.
  • The height of the work surfaces is 90cm.
  • Some of the cupboards are moveable and on wheels.
  • The height of the hobs is 91cm.
  • The hobs are ceramic with touch controls.
  • The height of the sink is 91cm.
  • The taps are lever mixer.
  • The height to the top of the cupboard door handles is 75cm.
  • The height of the oven door handle is 69cm.
  • The height of the oven controls is 80cm.
  • The height to the fridge and freezer door handles is 76cm.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the second floor, to the right hand side of the building.
    • 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 138cm x 185cm (4ft 6in x 6ft 1in).
    • There is not 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 twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 the left.
    • 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 56cm (1ft 10in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall 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 the second floor, to the right hand side of the building.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the second floor, to the right hand side of the building.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.