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Institute of Marine Sciences

Ferry Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, Hants, PO4 9LY

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Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 19:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • Staff can enter the building from 7.30.
    • The opening times given are for term time. During the holidays the building closes at 19.00 every day..

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Portsmouth.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Portsmouth and Southsea.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the New Building at the Institute site. This building contains lecture theatres.
    • All of the other buildings, except Montgomery (which has its own detailed access guide), are accessed via medium or deep steps.
    • A brand new building is currently being constructed on this site.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
  • On street Blue Badge parking is located in the courtyard area by the main gate.
  • Comments View
    • A swipe card is required to open the pedestrian and vehicle gates into the site.
    • The pedestrian gate opens automatically, away from you, is 127 cm wide and is accessed via a moderate ramp.
    • This car park is currently unavailable due to the building work.
    • General parking is available on the shingle opposite the site.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located adjacent to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 147cm (4ft 10in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The loop is fitted in the lecture theatre on the first floor of the New Building.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the entrance in the New Building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 1.
  • The lift is 2m (6ft 7in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp, 107 cm wide, leading up to the lift on the ground floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 5m (16ft 5in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located opposite the entrance in the New Building.
  • 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 dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 230cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
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Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • The photograph shows the pedestrian gate at the entrance to the Institute of Marine Sciences site.

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.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the ramp leading up to the entrance to the New Building.