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Downpatrick Campus - Learning Resource Centre

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

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Introduction

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    • The Learning Resource Centre is located on level 4 of Block B.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:45 - 15:30.
  • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 163cm (5ft 4in) wide.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Other Floors (Stairs 4)

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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Outside Access (Learning Resource Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 4, opposite the lifts.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.
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    • There are security barriers, 85cm wide, just inside the entrance.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 15m (16yd 15in) from the Learning Resource Centre 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 fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
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    • Dictionaries and Thesauruses are available in large print.
    • Accessible software includes Texthelp - Read and Write Gold.
    • Student Support Services can provide accessible equipment such as large text keyboards and smart pens upon request.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilets are available in the main part of Block B.
  • Please see the separate guide for the building for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilets are available in the main part of Block B.
  • Please see the separate guide for the building for more details.

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.