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City Campus, Park Lane, Sunderland, SR1 3NX

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COVID-19 Information (City Campus and all Departments)

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2022.
  • Opening times are as normal.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • Hand held hand sanitisers are available throughout the main building and its departments.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is not clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Reception desks have protective screens.
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  • Toilets are available.
  • All accessible toilets are in use as normal.
  • All standard toilets are in use as normal.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Useful Information (City Campus and all Departments)

Summary (City Campus and all Departments)

  • Building View
    • Services / Facilities within the building include; hair and beauty services and training salons, a bistro and training kitchens, motor vehicle and construction, a learning resource centre, Student Services and a Café.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located on floor 3 in the front left and front right corridors.
      -On floor 2 in the left corridor just before the lift, in the front right corridor facing the salons, and in the rear right corridor approximately halfway along on the right.
      -On floor 1 at the left side of the building in the Careers Guidance area.
    • Accessible toilet facilities with an accessible shower are located on floor 0, halfway along the corridor on the right.
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located on floor 3 in the front corridor, the front left corridor and the front right corridor.
      -On floor 2 in the front left corridor, in the front right corridor and in the rear right corridor.
      -On floor 1 at the left side of the building in the careers guidance area.
      -On floor 0 halfway along the corridor.
    • Male standard toilet facilities are located on floor 3 in the front corridor, the front left corridor and the front right corridor.
      -On floor 2 in the front left corridor, in the front right corridor and in the rear right corridor.
      -On floor 1 at the left side of the building in the careers guidance area.
      -On floor 0 halfway along the corridor.
    • Accessible changing facilities are located on floor 1 in the spa foyer.
    • Standard changing facilities are located on floor 1 in the spa foyer.

Getting Here (City Campus and all Departments)

  • By Road View
    • The City Campus is located in Sunderland Town Centre on Park Lane.
      It can be reached via the A690, A183 and A1231.
      The A1M is 5.8 miles away and approximately 15 minutes drive.
      Leave the A1m at junction 64 and follow the A1231 into the city centre.
      At the roundabout with the junction for the A690 and the A1231, take the first left onto Park Lane.
      The college is just around the left-hand bend, on the right.
    • There is no site campus or building parking available.
      The nearest public car park is the Civic Centre Car Park, located on Park Lane.
  • By Bus View
  • By Train View
  • By Metro View
    • The nearest Metro station is Sunderland Park Lane Interchange.
    • The metro station is located within the Sunderland Park Lane bus interchange facing the City Centre campus.
      There is a Metro every 20 minutes to Newcastle and the surrounding areas.
    • For more information please click here (opens new tab).

Building Parking (City Campus and all Departments)

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Approach (Main Entrance City Campus - Floor 2)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Main Entrance City Campus - Floor 2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Park Lane.
    • This entrance gives access to floor 2.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Welcome to City Campus'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 126cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Other Floors (Middle Right Staircase)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located in the corridor on the rear right of the reception foyer, halfway along and on the right.
    • The stairs are approximately 45m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Other Floors (Far Right Staircase)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located in the corridor on the rear right of the reception foyer, at the end and on the right.
    • The stairs are approximately 75m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift (Front Right Lift)

  • The lift is located at the front of the right corridor located to the rear right of the reception foyer.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1, 2, 3.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 140cm (5ft 1in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is operated by key card.
    • The height of the key card sensor is 115cm.

Entrance (Motor Vehicle Floor 0 - Front Corridor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 0, at the rear of the right corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to Motor Vehicle on floor 0.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with '1.77 Motor Vehicle'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm.

Entrance (Motor Vehicle Floor 0 - Rear Corridor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the very end of the right corridor on floor 0.
    • This entrance gives access to Motor Vehicle on floor 0.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 206cm.

Entrance (Brickwork - Floor 0)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 0 at the very end of the right corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to Brickwork on floor 0.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with '0.28 Brickwork'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 228cm.

Entrance (Plastering - Floor 0)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 0 towards the end of the right corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to Plastering on floor 0.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with '0.27 Plastering'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 228cm.

Entrance (Painting and Decorating - Floor 0)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 0 , towards the end of the rear right corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to Painting and Decorating on floor 0.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with '0.24 Painting & Decorating'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 228cm.

Entrance (Plumbing - Floor 0)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 0, at the centre of the rear right corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to Plumbing on floor 0.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with '0.20 Plumbing'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 228cm.

Entrance (Electrical Installation - Floor 0)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 0, at the centre of the rear right corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to Electrical Installation on Floor 0.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with '0.18 electrical Instalation'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 228cm.

Getting Around (All Departments)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are no doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is vinyl and concrete.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are no seats/chairs at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 to 4 show the Motor Vehicle teaching area.
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the Brickwork teaching area.
    • Photographs 7 and 8 show the Plastering teaching area.
    • Photographs 9 and 10 show the Painting and Decorating teaching area.
    • Photographs 11 and 12 show the Plumbing teaching area.
    • Photographs 13 and 14 show the Electrical Installation teaching area.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on floor 0 of the main campus building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on floor 0 of the main campus building.