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Central Block Including Main Reception and Academy

Central Block, Chesterfield College, Infirmary Road, Chesterfield, S41 7NG

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Central Block Academy is located on the ground floor, off the Heartspace.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Chesterfield.
  • The nearest mainline station is Chesterfield.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Visitors Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the front right of the Central Block.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 470cm (13ft 1in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • 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
    • The designated bays are located to the left of the main entrance as you face it.
    • There are standard bays available here, and to the right of the entrance.
    • Staff and student car parks are available.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Infirmary Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception (Main College Reception)

  • The reception desk is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Level Change (Entrance Foyer)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the rear of the Entrance Foyer.
  • There is / are 11 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Entrance Foyer)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the Entrance Foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-Heartspace-Mezzanine.
  • The lift is 16m (17yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the Entrance Foyer.
    • Photograph 2 shows the Heartspace.

Level Change (Rear of Heartspace)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the rear right hand corner of Heartspace.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 136cm (4ft 6in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located just past the Central Block Learning Centre.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp leads into the Refectory, but can also be used to overcome the steps mentioned here.

Level Change (Mezzanine Level)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the main corridor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp links the Board Room, Entrance Foyer lift and staff offices and classrooms.

Outside Access (Academy)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the far right hand side of Heartspace.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Inside Access (Academy)

  • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • Students must sign in at the main reception before visiting the Academy, then wait to be seen in the Academy's waiting area.
    • Readers for this venue can be booked in advance.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the entrance foyer lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the right hand side of Heartspace.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 380cm (5ft 11in x 12ft 6in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 102cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet off Heartspace.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 93cm (3ft ).
    • This toilet cubicle also contains a mobile hoist.
    • There is also a similar accessible toilet on the mezzanine level, except with the transfer space on the right.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.