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Binyon Building

St John's Campus, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR26AJ

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Worcester.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Worcester Foregate Street.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The St Johns Campus is a 1 mile walk from Worcester Foregate Street station.

Parking (Car Park G)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located between the Edward Elgar and the Binyon Buildings.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 440cm (11ft 6in x 14ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Binyon Building main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Binyon Building main entrance.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 260cm (8ft 6in).
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This car park is for Blue Badge and permit holders only.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 205cm (6ft 9in) 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 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • 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.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are computer rooms in
    • BYG199 (Education), BYG198 (Education), BY1151 (Education).
    • These have Inspiration available via the network.
    • An up-to-date version of Texthelp is in the process of being installed onto the network.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • 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
    • There are two staircases, one to the rear of the building, as well as one to your left when you exit the lift on floors 1 and 2.
    • This staircase however goes down to the ground floor of the Edward Elgar Building. (See Figure .2).

Lift

  • The lift is located to your right past the first door of the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 4m (4yd 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 108cm x 132cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are not 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 Braille markings.
  • 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 (First Floor Lift)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of you as you exit the lift on the first floor.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Level Change (First Floor Services)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to your right at the bottom of the lift ramp.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 113cm (3ft 8in).

Lecture Theatre BY1150

  • The lecture theatre is located on the first floor to your right when you exit the lift.
  • There is step free access to the front of the lecture theatre.
  • There are no designated accessible spaces available.
  • There is a height adjustable desk available.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 285cm (5ft 11in x 9ft 4in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left from the main entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are also female and male standard toilets on the first floor, 15m from the lift to the right.
    • There are two separate slopes to reach them.
    • There are female and male standard toilets 17m to the left when you exit the lift on the second floor (shown in photograph 3).

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 St John's campus has 3 assistance dog toilets, one to the side of Woodbury, one between the Thomas Telford Building and the Pershore block of the St John's Halls Standard Accommodation, and one between Bredon Building and Evesham block of the St John's Halls Standard Accommodation.