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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.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Hair and Beauty Main Entrance - Floor 2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 2 of the City Campus building, at the front right of the reception foyer and 9m from the City Campus main entrance.
    • This entrance gives access to floor 2 of Hair and Beauty.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • 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.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 116cm.
    • 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 82cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception (Hair and Beauty - Floor 2)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Hair and Beauty entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 106cm .
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • There is no wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Entrance (City Salon and City Barbers - Floor 2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Hair and Beauty reception foyer, at the rear right just past the Hair and Beauty reception desk.
    • This entrance gives access to the City Salon and City Barbers.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm.

Reception (City Barbers - Floor 2)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the City Salon and City Barbers entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 82cm .
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • There is no wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is laminate.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are armchairs and sofas in the waiting area.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Reception (City Salon - Floor 2)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located at the front right of the salon.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the City Salon and City Barbers entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 82cm .
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • There is no wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is laminate.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are armchairs and sofas in the waiting area.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

City Salon and City Barbers - Floor 2

  • The City Barbers is to the left as you enter.
  • The City Salon is to the right as you enter.
  • There is wall signage to indicate this.
  • City Barbers:-
  • The flooring is laminate.
  • There is ample space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre with a 150cm x 150cm turning space.
  • There are armchairs with an armrest on one side only.
  • There is a coffee table.
  • The surface height of the coffee table is 51cm.
  • There are 2 hair washing sinks.
  • The height of the hair washing sinks is 102cm.
  • The sinks have a lever mixer control for the shower.
  • The shower is hand held and adjustable.
  • There are 2 armchairs in front of the sinks.
  • The armchairs have an armrest on either side.
  • The main styling area has fixed worksurfaces.
  • The height of the worksurfaces is 82cm.
  • There is room to style 8 people.
  • There are knee recesses under the worksurfaces.
  • There are 8 identical mirrors.
  • The height of the mirrors is 82cm to 165cm.
  • There are 8 identical, height adjustable barbers chairs.
  • The barbers chairs have armrests on either side.
  • The barbers chairs are heavy but not fixed, so they can be removed to allow a wheelchair user access.
  • The barbers chairs have footrests.
  • There are 3 sinks with mirrors.
  • The sinks are 83cm high.
  • The sinks have lever mixer taps.
  • There are 3 height adjustable barbers chairs in front of the sinks.
  • The main styling area and the sink areas have low level cupboards and drawers.
  • City Salon:-
  • The flooring is laminate.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre with a turning area of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The City Salon has 4 hair washing sinks.
  • The height of the hair washing sinks is 102cm.
  • The sinks have a lever mixer control for the shower.
  • The shower is hand held and is adjustable.
  • There are 4 armchairs at the hair washing sinks.
  • The armchairs have an armrest on either side.
  • There are 15 separate styling stations.
  • The styling stations have a full length mirror with a height of 10cm to 190cm.
  • There is a footrest at the styling stations.
  • There is a hand held hairdryer at the styling stations.
  • The chairs have armrests on both sides and are height adjustable.
  • The chairs can be removed to allow wheelchair access.
  • Some of the styling stations have wall mounted, overhead, hair dryers.
  • The overhead hairdryers are height adjustable.
  • There is a standalone sink.
  • The sink is 84cm high.
  • The sink has lever mixer taps.

Other Floors (Front Right Staircase to Hair and Beauty and Classrooms)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located in the corridor, to the front right of the Reception foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1, 2, 3.
    • 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 not 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 (Hair and Beauty Main Entrance - Floor 3)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 3 at the front right of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to Hair and Beauty on floor 3.
    • 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.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 116cm.
    • 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 162cm.

Entrance (Hair Training Salon - Floor 3)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 3 at the front right of the City Campus main building.
    • This entrance gives access to the hair training salon.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with '3.21 Hair Training Salon'.
    • 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 single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical second door to the far left of the one surveyed, as shown in photographs 4-6.

Hair Training Salon - Floor 3

  • The flooring is vinyl.
  • The salon has ample space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre and has a 150cm x 150cm turning space.
  • There are 4 hair washing sinks.
  • The hair washing sinks are 102cm high.
  • The hair washing sinks have a shower with lever mixer taps.
  • The shower head is adjustable.
  • There are 4 chairs in front of the sinks.
  • The chairs have armrests.
  • The chairs are fixed and have armrests.
  • There are 21 beauty stations.
  • The beauty stations have a full length mirror with a height from 22cm to 177cm.
  • The beauty stations have a footrest.
  • There are height adjustable chairs at the beauty stations.
  • The chairs have an armrest on each side.
  • The chairs are not fixed and can be removed to allow wheelchair access.
  • Some of the beauty stations have hand held hand driers.
  • Some of the beauty stations have wall mounted height adjustable hairdryers.
  • There is a desk.
  • The desk is 69cm high to the underside.
  • There is a chair on wheels at the desk.
  • The chair on wheels is height adjustable.
  • The chair on wheels does not have armrests.
  • There is a swivel chair at the desk.
  • The swivel chair is height adjustable.
  • The swivel chair does have armrests.
  • There is a work surface.
  • The work surface is 94cm high and has low level cupboards.

Entrance (Barbers Training Salon - Floor 3)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 3 at the front right of the City Campus building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with '3.24 Barbers Training Salon'.
    • 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 single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm.

Barbers Training Salon - Floor 3

  • The flooring salon is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre with a turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There are 2 hair washing sinks.
  • The height of the hair washing sinks is 102cm.
  • The shower has lever mixer controls.
  • The shower head is adjustable.
  • There are 2 chairs in front of the sinks.
  • The chairs are fixed and have armrests.
  • There are 2 wall sinks.
  • The wall sinks are 84cm high.
  • The sinks have lever mixer taps.
  • There are 2 chairs in front of the sinks.
  • The chairs are height adjustable and have arm and footrests.
  • The chairs are not fixed and can be removed to allow wheelchair access.
  • There are low level cupboards and drawers at the sinks.
  • There are 17 barber stations.
  • The barber stations have full length mirrors ranging from 34cm to 200cm.
  • The barber stations have a footrest.
  • The barber stations have chairs.
  • The chairs are height adjustable.
  • The chairs have an armrest on either side.
  • The chairs are not fixed and can be removed to allow wheelchair users access.
  • Some of the barber stations have hair clippers mounted in a wall cradle.
  • The height of the clippers and wall cradle is 139cm.
  • There is a desk.
  • The desk is 69cm high to the underside.
  • There is a height adjustable chair at the desk.
  • The height adjustable chair does not have armrests.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Hair and Beauty Floor 2 Front Right Corridor - Left-Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on floor 2, in the front right corridor facing the hair and beauty salon.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 161cm x 280cm.
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 93cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 97cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on floor 2 of the main campus building.