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Mason Croft

Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include staff offices, seminar rooms a main hall / performance space and a computer cluster.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon in a grade ll listed building.
  • The venue is not on a road with a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline Railway Station is Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • This venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is at the back of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park. although one space is planned for the car park, subject to Local Authority Conservation Officer approval
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance
  • Assistance may be required because the car park surface is loose chippings and may be uneven.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
  • The dimensions of the on street marked Blue Badge parking bays are 2.3m x 5.4m (7ft 6in x 17ft 8in).
  • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Church Street in front of the venue.
  • Clearly signed and/or standard on street marked bays are available.
  • Standard marked parking bays are located on Church Street in front of the venue.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • The standard on street bays have no fixed dimensions.
  • The photograph on the right shows the on street Blue Badge bays.

Outside Access (Main 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 away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • 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 not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • Alternative access to the front of the building for wheelchair users can be arranged via prior notice through the use of a door approximately 18m from the main entrance, utilising a portable ramp that can be deployed by Institute staff members.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is where access into the building is managed, however to access this entrance visitors would need to announce their arrival at the intercom system located at the main rear door.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Common Room)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in the doorway leading into the common room.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Level Change (Main Hall)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 104cm (3ft 5in).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is low.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The services on other floors which are not accessible include additional standard toilets, staff offices, a computer workroom and additional conference rooms.

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 7m (22ft 12in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the right as you enter.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 200cm (5ft 10in x 6ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 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).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot 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 internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Male Toilet)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the toilet.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the toilet.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not 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 not Text Relay aware.