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Avenue Restaurant and Coffee Bar

Building 65 (Parkes), University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BF

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Introduction

  • The cafe is located within Building 65 (Parkes).

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Avenue Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest mainline railway stations are Southampton Parkway (Airport) and Southampton
    • Central (City Centre).

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is to the rear of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 280cm x 460cm (9ft 2in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main accessible 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 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 further designated bays at side of the building, in the main car park, which can be accessed from the reception and side entrances.
    • Parking is by permit only.

Outside Access (Avenue Campus Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.

Outside Access (Campus Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located near to the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.

Outside Access (Main 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(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 157cm (5ft 2in).

Level Change (Main Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is a tarmac ramp leading to this entrance and the designated bays, from the main campus entrance off Heatherdeane Road.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The first set of automatic doors were not working at the time of the survey.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the building, between the main accessible and reception entrances.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance, leading from the side car park.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a moderate ramp, with a handrails on the left hand side going up, or 4 medium, marked steps with handrails both sides, leading up to this entrance from the entrance to the campus off Heatherdeane Road.

Outside Access (Old Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Highfield Road.
  • There is 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 156cm (5ft 1in).

Outside Access (Front Café Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the Avenue Campus foyer.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Front Café Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Outside Access (Rear Café Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the cafe.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).

Level Change (Rear Café Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (9ft 10in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest adapted toilets are located in the Parkes Building. Please see the guide for Building 65 (Parkes) for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard male and female toilets are located in the Parkes Building. Please see the guide for Building 65 (Parkes) for further details.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available on request.