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Union Cafe

Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, Village Way, Brighton, BN1 9PH

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Introduction

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    • The Union Cafe is only accessible via Ringmer House building.
    • For access to the cafe, guests must enter Ringmer House and exit the rear entrance.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Falmer Campus.
  • The nearest mainline station is Falmer.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
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    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 500cm (16ft 5in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 160m (175yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 210m (230yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the side of ringmer house.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

Level Change (Car Park)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is / are 10 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not 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 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Cafe Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Ringmer House building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Cafe Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance from ringmer house.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Ringmer House)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to ringmer house.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (9ft 10in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • The type of food served here is varied.

Accessible Toilet

  • Adapted toilet facilities are available within Ringmer House.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available within Ringmer House.

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.