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Downpatrick Campus - Block C

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Block C is located to the rear of Block B, and is accessed from this block on levels 2 and 3.

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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • 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 A Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is also used by Hair and Beauty and McNeill Room customers using the designated bays.
    • During the Covid-19 Pandemic Block A Entrance is the main entrance for the whole college.
    • Students, Staff and Visitors are asked to exit via Block B Entrance.

Lift (Far Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the corridor, by the link to Block B.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Block A entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm 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 does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The area of level 4 accessed by this lift is the Cafe Zest kitchen, and is therefore used by cafe staff only.
    • The main area of the cafe is accessed from Block B.
    • This lift can also be used to access level 5 of Block B.

Outside Access (Block B Main Entrance - Covid 19 Exit)

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

Outside Access (Level 2 Entrance to Block C)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Block B atrium.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical entrance to Block C on level 3, shown in photograph 2.

Level Change (Level 3 - Block B to Block C)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you exit the main lift.
  • There is/are 11 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.

Lift (Level 3 - Block B to Block C)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located by the stairs, right as you exit the main lift.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • 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 82cm x 140cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp leading to this lift on the lower level.
    • This lift overcomes the steps, and gives access from the main part of level 3 to rooms C3-1 and C3-2 and the level 3 entrance from Block B.
    • This lift is also 12 metres from the level 3 entrance from Block B.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors (Stairs 8)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 2-3.
    • 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
    • Stairs 8 are located in the centre of the block.
    • Stairs 6 and 7, located on the sides of the block, are similar to these.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the centre of the block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 2-3.
  • The lift is 28m (31yd) from level 2 entrance to Block C.
  • 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 150cm x 130cm (4ft 11in 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 medium.

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 39m (42yd 1ft) from the level 2 entrance to Block C.
    • The accessible toilet is located on level 2, in the centre of the block.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 215cm (5ft x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 64cm (2ft 1in).
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 106cm (3ft 6in) 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible toilet in the accessible changing room (shown in photograph 2), and also on level 3, which has the transfer space on the right.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located on level 2, to the left past the lift.
  • The accessible changing room is 34m (37yd) from the level 2 entrance to Block C.
  • The accessible changing room is 13m (14yd) from the brick workshop.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 180cm x 400cm (5ft 11in x 13ft 1in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are an accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • 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 (19in).
  • 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 2, to the left past the lift.
  • The standard changing room is 37m (40yd) from the level 2 entrance to Block C.
  • The standard changing room is 16m (17yd) from the brick workshop.
  • 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.