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Block A - Learning Resource Centre and Brick Workshop

LSEC Holly Hill Campus, Upper Holly Hill Road, Belvedere, Kent, DA17 6JG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include teaching rooms and the brick workshop, the Learning Resource Centre which includes the Maths and English Hub, safeguarding, apprenticeships office and additional learning support (ALS).

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 20:30.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 20:30.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 20:30.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 20:30.
  • Friday 07:30 - 20:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Belvedere.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Belvedere.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located outside Block D.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 600cm x 240cm (19ft 8in x 7ft 10in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is not accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the 2 designated bays and 3 standard bays outside Block D.
    • The main car park is located further down the hill, outside Block A. It is accessed by a steep slope or 15+ medium, well marked steps with a handrail on the right hand side going up.
    • The car park is for staff only. Students must use on street parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located facing Block C.
  • There is not 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 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a low kerb marked in yellow to reach the main entrance of Block A (shown in photograph 4).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading down to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The steps to the left of the entrance do not connect with a path.

Outside Access (Classroom A4 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the Block A main entrance.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - Mezzanine.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the Block A entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the Block A entrance.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs lead down to the brick workshops on the ground floor.

Reception (Learning Resource Centre)

  • Learning Resource Centre is located to the right on entering the service.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Library (Learning Resource Centre)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is not an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Comments View
    • The Learning Resource Centre has no fixed furniture.
    • Tables for studying are at a height of 70cm with a clear floor space of 65cm.
    • There are computers available for students to use. Computer desks are at a height of 76cm with a clear floor space of 72cm.
    • Seating is at a height of 45cm at study desks and chairs at computer desks are adjustable. The majority of chairs do not have armrests, there is one height adjustable chair in the room.
    • Photocopiers are available in the room for student use with the keypad placed at 96cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located directly to the left as you enter the building.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located directly to the left as you enter the building.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are fixed and drop down grab rails fitted in the female toilet shown in photograph 1.
    • The standard male toilets are shown in photographs 2 and 3.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

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.