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Grand Parade Student Union Reception & Shop

Grand Parade Campus, University of Brighton, Brighton, BN2 2JY

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Introduction

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    • The Grand Parade student union reception and student union shop are located on the first floor of the Grand Parade main building.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The car park is located outside Circus Street Annexe.
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 650cm (6ft 7in x 21ft 4in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located to the side of the venue.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 650cm (6ft 7in x 21ft 4in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located to the side of the venue.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

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 door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
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    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
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    • These doors are push pad operated.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Other Floors

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    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, M, 1, 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Rear)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the ground floor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, M, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 120cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Reception (Reception)

  • The reception desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the reception entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.

Outside Access (Shop Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in) wide.

Reception (Shop Counter)

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the shop entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

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 in some parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accessible Toilet

  • Adapted toilet facilities are available outside the theatre.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available outside the theatre.

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.