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Lisburn Campus - Block 1

South Eastern Regional College, Castle Street, Lisburn, County Antrim, BT27 4SU

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Introduction

Location

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

Parking (Front)

  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are on street Blue Badge and standard parking bays, both 220 x 500cm, on Castle Street at the front of the building.
    • The staff car park is located to to the side of the campus, and is accessed via Block 2.
    • Please see the separate guide for Block 2 for more details.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Castle Street, 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 220cm (7ft 3in).
  • 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 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • This is the main entrance to the Lisburn Campus, and gives access to level B of the building.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Reception (Main Campus Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are push pad automatic doors throughout the building.
    • There is a level access link to Blocks 2 and 3 on levels B and C.

Other Floors (Stairs 3)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels B-C-D.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are also stairs here which lead down to level A of Block 2 (shown in photograph 2).
    • Stairs 1 and 2, located off the side of the atrium, are similar. Stairs 1 access levels C - D only.

Lift (Lift 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between the 2 sets of doors at the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels B-C-D.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the 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 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • Lift 2 is located in the far left corner of the atrium as you enter.
    • It is identical to this lift, except it does not have separate entry and exit doors.

Lift (Lifts 3 and 4)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the reception area.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels A-B-C-D.
  • The lift is approximately 46m (50yd 11in) from the 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 129cm x 150cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • These lifts access levels A-B of Block 2, as well as levels B-C-D of Block 1.
    • They can also be used to access levels B and C of Block 3.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 43m (47yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the reception desk as you face it.
    • There is level access to this 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 is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 183cm x 183cm (6ft x 6ft).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical accessible toilets on levels C and D, except with the transfer space on the right.
    • There is also an accessible toilet in the Management Area on level D, and in the accessible changing room on level C.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of reception as you face it.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are also toilets available on levels C and D.
    • These toilets contain cubicles with doors that open outwards and grab rails fitted, and lowered sinks.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level C, in the corner of the atrium by lift 2.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lift 1.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 247cm x 248cm (8ft 1in x 8ft 2in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; handrails and a wheel in shower.
  • Other fixtures/facilities available include; an accessible toilet and a functional alarm.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).

Accessible Shower (Accessible Changing Room)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Staff)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level C, in the corner of the atrium, by lift 2.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the lift 1.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

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.