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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 (Front Near Left Staircase)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located at the front of the near left corridor, on the right.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 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 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 not 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 Left Lift)

  • The lift is located in the first corridor on the left.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) 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 1, 2, 3.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000.
  • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 156cm 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 a key card.
    • The height of the key card reader is 115cm.

Opening Times (LRC)

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

Entrance (LRC - Floor 1)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 1 of the City Campus, on the right as you exit the front left lift.
    • This entrance gives access to LRC.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'The Learning Centre'.
    • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.

Entrance (Training Kitchens to LRC - Floor 1)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 1 of the City Campus main building, in the front left corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to LRC.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 159cm.

Entrance (Rear Courtyard Corridor to LRC)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 1, leading from the front left rear courtyard door corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to LRC.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.

Reception (LRC)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Café to LRC 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 good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • 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.

Library (LRC)

  • Library Circulation View
    • There is step-free access within the library.
    • The type of flooring in the library is carpet.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
  • Self Service Machines View
    • There is not a/are no self service book borrow/return machine(s) available.
  • Library Services View
    • This library is able to provide material in the following formats: large print and audio.
    • There are reading/study desks available.
    • The majority of the reading/study desk(s) are 70cm in height.
    • There are no height adjustable desks available.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • Auxiliary aids are available.
    • Auxiliary aids available in this library include: CCTV/Video Magnifiers.
    • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
    • A member of staff is available to provide assistance.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on floor 1 of the main campus building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on floor 1 of the main campus building.