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St Michael's Building Extension

White Swan Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 2DT

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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.

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.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The convenient dropoff point is located on King Richard I Road
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Outside Access (King Richard I Road)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The loop is fitted in Conference Room 0.04 on the basement level, and also in rooms 0.20, 1.01 and 3.17.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the far side of the basement level.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B - 5.
  • The lift is 30m (33yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 145cm x 129cm (4ft 9in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • This lift does not access the ground floor, where the main entrance is. Please use the platform lift to access the basement.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B - G - 1 - 2.
    • 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 not a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to reception.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - B.
  • The lift is 8m (26ft 3in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 101cm x 142cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 8in).
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B - 5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is low.
    • 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.

Accessible Toilet (Basement)

  • 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 25m (27yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the corridor leading to Manufacturing Facility.
  • 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 149cm x 195cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 not 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
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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 53m (58yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on floor 2, at the front of the 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 195cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • 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.
    • There are also adapted toilets in the same place on levels 1, 3, 4 and 5. There are two standard female toilets on levels 3 and 5. There are standard male toilets on level 4.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Toilet(s) (Basement)

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.