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Downpatrick Campus - Block B

South Eastern Regional College, Market Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6LZ

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

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

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 front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 8 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 550cm (11ft x 18ft).
    • The nearest designated bay is 39m (42yd 2ft) from the main entrance lift.
    • The furthest designated bay is 49m (53yd 23in) from the main entrance lift.
    • 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 have tactile paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located directly to the right of the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Standard parking is available under the building and to the side, with a height restriction of 2m.

Outside Access (Block B Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 213cm (6ft 12in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 163cm (5ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to level 2 of the building.

Level Change (Block B Main 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 steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the left of the main entrance.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Block B Main Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 97cm x 140cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift overcomes the steep slope and steps to access the main entrance from the designated bays and Market Street.
    • These can also be overcome using the drop off point next to the main entrance.

Reception (Main Campus Reception)

  • The reception desk is 10m (10yd 3ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • 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.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Hearing loops are fitted in the Cathedral Suite on level 2 and the fitness suite on level 4.
    • Portable hearing loops are also available.
    • The photograph shows Central Hall, on level 2.

Other Floors (Stairs 4)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Level 1 accesses the standard car park.
    • Part of Block B is on level 1, but this is accessed from Block A.
    • Stairs 5, located at the far end of the building, are similar to these.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 11m (12yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 130cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille , tactile, and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the corridor to the left of the main entrance atrium, past reception.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 249cm x 253cm (8ft 2in x 8ft 4in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 194cm (6ft 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 a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 111cm (3ft 8in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet also contains an accessible shower.
    • There is an identical toilet and shower on level 4, by the fitness suite.
    • There are also further accessible toilets on level 2, by the Central Hall and link to Block C, and also at the far end, by the Cathedral Suite.
    • This has the transfer space on the right.
    • There are also toilets by the lifts on levels 3-5, all with the transfer space on the left, on in the management area on level 5, with the transfer space on the right.

Accessible Shower (Accessible Toilets)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the accessible toilets on levels 2 and 4.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (19in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located on level 4, next to the fitness suite.
  • The accessible changing room is 20m (22yd) from the lifts.
  • The accessible changing room is 3m (9ft 10in) from the fitness suite.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 227cm x 243cm (7ft 5in x 7ft 12in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are an accessible toilet and lockers.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Shower (Accessible Changing Room)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the accessible changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on level 4, next to the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (22yd) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room is 2m (6ft 7in) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.