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Ipswich Corn Exchange

King Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1HE

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Ipswich.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Ipswich.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Cromwell Square Car Park.
    • The car park is located on St Nicholas Street.
  • Comments View
    • There is Blue Badge parking for 3/4 cars directly outside the entrances.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on King Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on King Street.
  • 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 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.

Lift (Alternative Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2.
  • The lift is 2m (6ft 7in) from alternative entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 132cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played when shows are taking place.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located between both entrances and the facilities.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Lift (Reception)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located near the ground floor steps.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 5m (16ft 5in) from alternative entrance.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 157cm x 110cm (5ft 2in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting level is bright.

Cinema

  • The cinema has 2 screens.
  • All screens have level access.
  • Seating and additional access information View
    • Films are mainly mainstream.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
    • Designated spaces are situated in the middle of the cinema.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with the patron.
    • Companions sit beside you.
    • This venue does not have audio description.
    • Subtitles are not available.
    • Assistance dogs are allowed in the cinema.
    • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
    • To borrow the wheelchair, at the box office.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access from the lift to screen 2.
    • Screen 1 is accessed by a platform stair lift.
    • The lift overcomes 5 medium steps with handrails both sides.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located throughout the theatre.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow a wheelchair,ask at the box office.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • Seating is set out for the specific occasion.
    • This auditorium can be used as a theatre, concert hall, meeting venue or conference hall.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 18m (20yd) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located off the Limelight area.
    • There is level access to the 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is light.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 210cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located within the adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Standard Toilet(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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.