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Banbridge Campus - Main Building

Southern Regional College, Castlewellan Road, Banbridge, County Down, BT32 4AY

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • There are also portable classroom buildings in the grounds of the campus.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Banbridge.
  • The nearest mainline station is Lurgan.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Lurgan station is 9 miles away from the campus, so visitors will need to get a connecting bus or taxi.

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 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft x 16ft).
    • The nearest designated bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Reception entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 25m (27yd 13in) from the front entrance.
    • 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are three designated bays located next to the front entrance (shown in photograph 1), and one just outside the Reception entrance (shown in photograph 2).

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the left hand side 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 141cm (4ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 135cm (4ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance accesses the Reception, Assembly Hall, Cafe and main lift on the lower level of the ground floor.
    • There is a platform lift available to access the main part of the ground floor from this area.

Level Change (Reception 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Front 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 168cm (5ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 161cm (5ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the main level of the ground floor.

Level Change (Front Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 103cm (3ft).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 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.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 7m (7yd 2ft) from the Reception entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Level Change (Ground Floor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located opposite the reception desk.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • These steps link the two levels of the ground floor.
    • There is a platform lift to overcome these steps. They can also be overcome by using the two different entrances.

Lift (Ground Floor Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located by the steps opposite the reception desk.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 13m (14yd 8in) from the Reception entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 93cm (3ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 155cm (3ft x 5ft).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp in front of the lift on both levels.
    • A key is required to operate this lift, which is available from reception.
    • If the lift is required out of reception office hours, the caretaker also has a key. Please contact reception during office hours to obtain the out of hours contact details for the caretaker.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are hearing loops fitted in many teaching rooms, and the Life Skills training kitchen. Portable hearing loops are also available.
    • The internal doors on the ground floor corridor (shown in photograph 1), into the Life Skills training kitchen and into the Assembly Hall are push pad operated automatic doors.
    • Photograph 2 shows the Life Skills training kitchen on the ground floor by the far stairs, which contains a lowered sink, hob and surfaces.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • 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
    • The details here are for the stairs just past the ground floor steps and lift from the Reception entrance and reception.
    • There are also stairs in the far corner of the building, which only have a handrail on the right hand side going up, due to the lift.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the reception area.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 9m (9yd 2ft) from Reception entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 138cm (3ft x 4ft).
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not 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
    • There is a moderate ramp in front of this lift on the ground floor.

Lift (Far Stairs Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the stairs in the far corner of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 18m (19yd 2ft) from front entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 77cm x 97cm (2ft x 3ft).
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (Student Common Area)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the far end of the common area.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located just past the ground floor lift.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp overcomes the steps and has handrails both sides.
    • These lead to the Common Area from the main level of the ground floor.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located on the ground floor, opposite the side entrance.
    • The facility is 11m (12yd 1in) from the front entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 220cm x 500cm (7ft x 16ft).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the bench is 170cm (5ft).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 97cm (3ft).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 67cm (2ft).
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.
    • The type of sink is fixed.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.
    • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from the floor).
  • Comments View
    • The changing place also contains a shower with an adjustable head.
    • The changing place is also 29 metres from the ground floor lift.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located off the corridor to the side of the assembly hall.
  • The standard changing room is 34m (37yd 7in) from the Reception entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Assembly Hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The showers in the changing rooms are accessed by a medium step.

Additional Info

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.

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