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Block K

Stratford Upon Avon College Campus, The Willows North, Alcester Road, CV37 9QR

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Introduction

  • Building K is located within the college campus.
  • Building K is opposite the rear car park and building D.
  • To the left has you face the building entrance is Block C.
  • Building K has the Zone café for student use.
  • Building K is used for Music, art and health and social care.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Stratford College Campus is located in the south centre of Stratford and is approximately 8 miles off the M40 via the A46 and Masons Road.
    • There are multiple campus car parks located around the campus with parking for visitors and staff and student permit holders. Parking for visitors and permit holders is free and permits can be obtained from Student Services. There is un marked on street parking available on Willows Drive North.
  • By Bus View
    • The closest bus stop is located in the Willows Drive North Campus Car Park and is approximately 70m from the Main Entrance. This bus route is served by routes 16A, 16X and X16.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Stratford-Upon-Avon and is approximately 200m from the campus. This station is served by Chiltern Railways and West Midlands Trains. The X16 bus goes from the road outside the train station to the Willows Drive North Campus Car Park.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Willows Drive North Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the main building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Willows House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 500cm (9ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the main building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the main building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 74m (80yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bus stop located in the car park as shown in photograph 4.

Site/Campus Car Park (Accommodation Side Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on the left side of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are A, B, C, Oak House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 650cm (13ft 1in x 21ft 4in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the C Block.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the C Block.
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the C Block Left Front entrance.

Site/Campus Car Park (Rear Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are M, K, J and E.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the E block Rear Right Wing entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the E block Rear Right Wing entrance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the K Block main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Lift Lobby Area)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you face the lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor and on the first floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is another stair case to the rear of the venue opposite class room KG10. The stairs are 43m from the main entrance There are double doors to enter the stair lobby on both floors. The stairs are 17cm high with handrails on both sides. Lighting levels at the stairs is bright. At the bottom and top of the stairs is a tactile tile rubber matt. At the top of the staircase there are evac chairs for emergency use.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right when you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor and on the first floor.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Eating and Drinking (The Zone)

  • 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.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 92cm (3ft).
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall 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

  • Location and Access View
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the venue through the café area.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the reception desk in the main building.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 252cm x 380cm (8ft 3in x 12ft 6in).
    • 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 both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space on the left is 90cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 110cm.
    • 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 not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 not 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located at the rear of the venue on the ground floor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.