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Kitchen Areas

The Dome, The University of Derby - Buxton, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6RY

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Buxton.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Buxton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The Kitchen Areas are located on the ground and first floors of the Service Block area of The Dome main building.
    • The Kitchens also produce the food for The Bistro and The Dome Fine Dining restaurant, to give catering students real world experience of preparing food in a restaurant environment.

Building Parking

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

Level Change (Main Entrance)

Outside Access (Service Block Ground Floor Entrance)

Level Change (Service Block Ground Floor Entrance)

Outside Access (Service Block First Floor Entrance)

Level Change (Service Block First Floor Entrance)

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a moderate ramp, with no handrails, for access to the service block from the service block first floor entrance.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The ramp is shown in photograph 9.
    • There is a moderate ramp, with no handrails, for access to the Fine Dining kitchen area.
    • The width of the ramp is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The ramp is shown in photograph 10.
    • There is a moderate ramp, with no handrails, for access to the lockers, accessible toilet and standard toilets.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Entrance (Training Kitchen SB/G03)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located immediately to the right as you enter the service block ground floor entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an alternative entrance along the service block corridor with a width of 76cm.

Other Floors (Balcony & Service Block)

Lift (Service Block)

Entrance (Kitchens SB/117-SB/118)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the service block, on the left of the main corridor as you enter from the service block first floor entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 126cm.

Entrance (Training Kitchen SB/112)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the service block, on the right of the main corridor as you enter from the service block first floor entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).

Kitchens

  • There are 5 kitchens.
  • 4 kitchens are located on the first floor.
  • 1 kitchen is located on the ground floor.
  • 3 of the first floor kitchens are linked with access by single doors.
  • The doors to SB/117 and SB/118 open away from you (push) (photographs 1 and 2).
  • The door to DO/102a, the Fine Dining kitchen, opens towards you (pull) (photograph 3).
  • The clear width of the door openings is 77cm.
  • The doors are light.
  • The kitchens are a mixture of training kitchens and fully functioning kitchens for the Dome Fine Dining restaurant.
  • The height of the worktops is 93cm.
  • The height of the shelves under the worktops is 33cm.
  • The height of the sinks is 93cm.
  • The taps are lever.
  • The taps are not mixer.
  • There are high shelves.
  • The height of the high shelves is 129cm.
  • The height to the top of the cooking appliances is 93cm.
  • There are griddles, fryers, hotplates, hobs, ovens and fridge/freezers.
  • The height to the controls for the appliances is 80-85cm.
  • There are grills.
  • The height to the top level of the grill is 160cm.
  • The height to the grill controls 145cm-160cm.
  • The height of the drawer handles is 85cm.
  • The height of the overhead cupboard handles is 125cm.
  • There is a bread/pizza oven in SB/118 (photograph 9).
  • The height to the top oven door handle is 192cm.
  • The height to the bottom oven door handle is 120cm.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre, however when the kitchen is in operation it can be very busy and movement may be restricted.

Accessible Toilet (Changing Room)

Accessible Shower (Changing Room)

Accessible Toilet (Service Block)

Standard Toilet(s) (Service Block)

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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.