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Clothworkers Central

Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Clothworkers Central is formed of what are essentially two seperate buildings. The Main building is located of University Road and is linked to Clothworkers South via corridor on the 1st floor. The other building is located of Clothworkers Court. They are linked only by an Corridor Gallery on Level 1.
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Location

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

Parking (Main Building)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located on the other side of University Road in front of the main entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 450cm x 520cm (14ft 9in x 17ft 1in).
    • 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 block paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally quiet.
  • Comments View
    • There is an electrical charging station in this car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Main Building)

  • 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 automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 144cm wide gate that is always open in front of these doors.

Level Change (Main Entrance - Main Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance - Main Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • Please note the door is push pad automatic to leave the venue.

Level Change (Alternative Entrance - Main Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception (Main Building)

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.

Inside Access (Main Building)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The portable hearing loop is available from the reception.
    • There is a very small steep ramp to access Meeting Room G.76A on the ground floor.

Level Change (Ground Floor Stairs - Main Building)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right when entering via the main entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Ground Floor Stairs - Main Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right when entering via the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 145cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (Ground Floor Ramp - Main Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the building.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Other Floors (Reception Stairs - Main Building)

  • 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.

Other Floors (Accessible Entrance - Main Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1 Link -1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • Please note there are 4 deep steps between the level 1 link and level 1.
    • The rest of the steps from G-1 link are medium.

Lift (Main Building)

  • The lift is located to the right of the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-1(Link)-2.
  • The lift is 1m (3ft 3in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 150cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The main level of level 1 is accessed by pressing the button marked 2 in the lift.
    • This takes you to the main area of level 1.
    • There is a small level change that is part of the left stairs between the level 1 link and level 1.

Changing Places (Partial - Main Building)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located in the link between Clothworkers South and Clothworkers Central on the first floor.
    • The facility is 12m (13yd 4in) from the Clothworkers Central lift.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is not a radar key.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 168cm x 190cm (5ft 6in x 6ft 3in).
    • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the bench is 148cm (4ft 10in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.
    • The type of sink is fixed.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.
    • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from the floor).
  • Comments View
    • This facility can be reached accessibly via lift from either Clothworkers South or Clothworkers Central.
    • However, in Clothworkers South the lift is on the far side of the building and it is therefore easier to access via Clothworkers Central.

Accessible Toilet (Main Building)

  • 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 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to your left when entering via the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to your left when entering via the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 224cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 4in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 101cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can 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 good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Main Building)

Level Change (The Corridor Gallery)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the Clothworkers Central Building in Clothworkers Court and the main building.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The corridor gallery leads from the main building to the Clothworkers C.B.L Centre (Computer Centre) in the Clothworkers Court building.
    • This is the only internal link between the buildings.

Parking (Clothworkers Court)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the left of the main entrance to the Clothworkers Court Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 540cm (13ft 1in x 17ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance Clothworkers Court.
    • The furthest designated bay is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance Clothworkers Court.
    • 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Clothworkers Court)

  • 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 away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance - Clothworkers Court)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located on either side of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance - Clothworkers Court)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Rear Entrance - Clothworkers Court)

  • 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 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.

Inside Access (Clothworkers Court)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The portable hearing loop is available from the reception in the main building of Clothworkers Central.
    • There is an infared hearing loop in the J.B Speakman Lecture Theatre G.89.

JB. Speakman Lecture Theatre G.89 - Clothworkers Court

  • The room is located to your right upon entering the building from the main entrance.
  • The doors are automatic via push pad, open away from you with a width of 105cm.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair at the front of the lecture theatre.
  • There is an infared hearing loop system in place in the lecture theatre.
  • There are 9 easy, well marked steps to reach the top of the lecture theatre.

Other Floors (Clothworkers Court G-1)

  • 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are standard toilets and staff offices.

Other Floors (Clothworkers Court 1-2)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are low.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are Room 2.74.
  • Comments View
    • The staircase is narrow and spiralling staircase making travel up it extremely difficult.

Standard Toilet(s) (Clothworkers Court)

Level Change (Standard Toilets - Clothworkers Court)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the top of the stairs on the first floor.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • Please note this level change also leads to 1.74a and the stairs to the second floor as well as the standard toilets.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • A member of staff with British Sign Language or an interpreter can be provided on request.