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Downpatrick Campus - Student Support Services

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

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Introduction

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    • Student Support Services are located just on level 2 of Block C, just inside the entrance from Block B.

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.
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    • 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.

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).
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    • There is an identical entrance to Block C on level 3, shown in photograph 2.

Outside Access (Student Services and Careers Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the level 2 corridor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.
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    • There is a similar entrance on the opposite side of the corridor, leading to Learning Support Services (shown in photograph 2).

Inside Access

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

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilets are available in the main parts of Blocks B and C.
  • Please see the separate guides for these buildings for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilets are available in the main parts of Blocks B and C.
  • Please see the separate guides for these buildings 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.