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T Block

Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6DP

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Leek.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Congleton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • Parking is available outside of the Tovell Building.
  • Please see the Tovell Building guide for more information.

Outside Access (T Block Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (T Block Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the building.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a moderate slope leading up to the entrance doors.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building off the courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is no ramped access to this entrance meaning there is no external or internal access to the engineering and welding classroom other than via stairs.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the building.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are male and female standard toilets.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the stairs.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the stairs.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional male and female toilets off the same corridor on the first floor.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do receive Deaf Awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 3.