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Lisburn Campus - Block 3

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Block 3 is accessed via Block 2.
    • It is also linked to Block 1 on level B and C.

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 (Wallace Avenue)

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Comments View
    • On street standard bays are available on Wallace Avenue, to the rear of the campus.
    • There is not a designated drop off point, however, vehicles can drop off outside the Block 2 main entrance if requested in advance.

Parking (Staff Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Comments View
    • The designated bays are located on the ground level of the car park, at the rear.
    • There is stepped access from the other levels of this car park.

Outside Access (Block 2 Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Wallace Avenue, at the rear of the campus.
  • 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 217cm (7ft 1in).
  • 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 217cm (7ft 1in).

Level Change (Block 2 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 moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Block 2 Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side 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 219cm (7ft 2in).

Level Change (Block 2 Car Park 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 moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Reception (Help Desk)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Block 2 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.
  • Comments View
    • The help desk is located on level A, opposite the Block 2 car park entrance.

Outside Access (Block 3 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the Block 2 entrance foyer.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the landing between levels A and B.
    • There is a platform lift available to overcome these stairs to access level A.

Other Floors (Stairs 5)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels A-Entrance-B-C.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • Stairs 5 are located just inside the entrance from Block 2.
    • Stairs 6 are located in the centre of the building and Stairs 7 are in the far corner of the building. Both are similar to Stairs 5.

Lift (Entrance Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the Block 3 entrance, by Stairs 5.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Level A -Entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Block 3 entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 146cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does 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.

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 bright.

Level Change (Level A)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the far end of the building.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp leads down to the Motor Vehicle and Construction Plant Workshops.

Lift (Lift 5)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the centre of the building, by Stairs 6.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Levels A-B-C.
  • The lift is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the entrance lift.
  • 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 202cm (3ft 3in x 6ft 8in).
  • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • Levels B and C can also be accessed using the lifts in Block 1, via level access links.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level A leading from the entrance lift.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the entrance lift.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Carpentry and Joinery Workshop.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 265cm x 328cm (8ft 8in x 10ft 9in).
  • 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.
  • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Accessible Changing Room)

  • 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 18m (19yd 2ft) from the entrance lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the accessible changing room.
    • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 265cm x 328cm (8ft 8in x 10ft 9in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are 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 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.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the level A leading from the entrance lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the entrance lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Carpentry and Joinery Workshop.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The showers in the changing room are accessed via a medium step.

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 50m (54yd 2ft) from the entrance lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level A, in the centre of the building, by lift 5.
    • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 220cm (6ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • 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 toilets on levels C and D, by the link to Block 1, and at the far end of level C.
    • There is also a toilet at the far end of level D, which has the transfer space on the left.

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 in the standard changing rooms.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the entrance lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are also toilets on level C, by lift 5.
    • These contain cubicles with grab rails fitted and doors that open outwards, and lowered sinks.

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.