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Construction and Engineering Centre

North Nottinghamshire College, Carlton Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 7HP

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Introduction

Opening Times (Term Time)

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Holiday Time)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Worksop.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Worksop.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Main Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located on the opposite side of Carlton Road in the NFPC building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 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.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally busy.
    • 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 dropped kerbs leading out of the car park do not have tactile paving (photograph 3).
    • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerbs at the road crossing on Carlton Road (photograph 4).
    • This is the main car park for the college, and is accessed from Turner Road. It is locked at 18.15 Monday and Friday, and 21.15 Tuesday - Thursday during term time and at 18.15 Monday - Friday during the holidays.
    • There are further designated bays in this car park outside the Food Technology Centre and the National Fluid Power Centre. Please see the separate guides to these buildings for more details.

Level Change (Access from the Main Building via the Courtyard)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in the courtyard area behind the Bistro.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the Engineering Building.
  • There is/are 10 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Engineering Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the courtyard.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main 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).

Outside Access (Fabrication and Welding Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the courtyard.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Outside Access (Construction Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main 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 150cm (4ft 11in).

Level Change (Construction Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Gate Entrance leading from Motor Mechanics Car Park)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the motor mechanics car park, to the left of the building.
    • There is step free 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 permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • This is a way to access the rear of the Construction Building.
    • Students that need to use this entrance can use this car park.
    • Please see the Motor Mechanics Guide for more information.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance to Construction Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Construction Building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main 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 166cm (5ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is an entrance directly into the Brick Workshop from the path leading round the rear of the building from the Gate Entrance.
    • This entrance has double, heavy doors that are permanently held open and has a width of 170cm.
    • Photograph 1 shows the rear entrance.
    • Photographs 2 and 3 show the level change leading to the rear entrance.
    • Photograph 4 and 5 show the Brick Workshop entrance and level change in front of the entrance.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 shows Engineering.
    • Photograph 3 shows Construction
    • Photographs 4, 5 and 6 shows Fabrication.
    • Photographs 7 and 8 shows the corridors in Engineering and Construction.

Level Change (Fabrication Workshop)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located within the Fabrication Workshop.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp separates the main Fabrication Workshop and fabrication booths (as seen in the inside access section).

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access View
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • 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 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Construction Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the corridor leading to the rear entrance.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 225cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 5in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is also signed as the female toilet.

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.