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Curzon Cinema - Sea Containers Hotel

Sea Containers Hotel - Level -1, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PD

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Introduction -Curzon Cinema Sea Containers Hotel

  • The Curzon Cinema is located on Level -1 of the Sea Containers Hotel.
  • The cinema has one screen.

Getting Here

On Street Parking (Upper Ground)

  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Upper Ground.
    • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 280cm x 1000cm (9ft 2in x 32ft 10in).
    • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a small drop off area next to the taxi rank.

South Bank Public Car Parks

  • This section provides information about a number of public cars parks around South Bank.
    For more information about access and parking charges please visit the individual car parks.
    South Bank is located in the congestion charging zone.

Approach (The Queen's Walk)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (The Queen's Walk Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on The Queen's Walk.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 100cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 100cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 192cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

Outside Access (Upper Ground Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Upper Ground.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 85cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 95cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are moderate to good.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located ahead as you enter.
    • There is/are 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a revolving door next to the accessible entrance which moves quickly.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm.
    • The handrails for the ramp are set at 108cm.
    • There is a small seating/resting area at the first landing of the ramp (shown in photograph 5).

Lift (Guest Lifts - Standard Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the upper ground reception.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 158cm x 208cm (5ft 2in x 6ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Entrance (Level -1 : Curzon Cinema and Meeting Rooms)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level -1.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm.

Reception (Level -1 : Curzon Cinema)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead as you enter the cinema.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Curzon Cinema entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is not a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Cinema Foyer (Level -1 : Curzon Cinema)

  • Cinema Foyer View
    • The cinema foyer is located ahead as you enter the Curzon Cinema entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the cinema foyer.
    • There is step-free access throughout the foyer.
    • The type of flooring in the foyer is carpet.
    • There is some flooring in the foyer which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Wayfinding signage is available.
    • The foyer does play background music.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests in the foyer.
  • Ticket Counter(s) View
    • There is not a/are not ticket counter(s) within the foyer.
  • Food and Drink Counter(s) View
    • There is a/are food/drink counter(s) within the foyer.
    • The counter(s) is/are located to the left of the foyer.
    • The nearest counter is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Curzon Cinema entrance.
    • The counter(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter(s).
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter(s) are good.
    • The height of the counter(s) is/are medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter(s).
    • There is not a/are not lowered section(s) of the counter(s).
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter(s).
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • Staff cannot bring food/drink to screens if required.
    • Tickets cannot be purchased from the food/drink counter(s).
    • There is a counter which can provide drinks.

Screen(s) (Level -1 : Curzon Cinema)

  • Access to Screen(s) View
    • The screen(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The name/number of the screen surveyed is Screening Room.
    • This information is for the entrance located in the cinema foyer.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm.
    • The entrance door(s) is/are not permanently held open before and after screenings.
    • There is not a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance before and after screenings.
    • This entrance gives access to the rear of the screen.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated during screenings.
    • There is a separate entrance at the side of the screen which provides step free access to the front of the screen and the designated wheelchair spaces.
  • Screen Information View
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • Premium seating is not available within the screen.
    • The width of the rows of seating is 58cm.
    • The lighting levels before and after screenings are good.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the lift lobby outside the cinema entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the majority of seating.
    • There is/are 9 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 7cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly illuminated before and after screenings.
  • Designated Seating Area(s) View
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are located at the front of the screen.
    • The designated seating area(s) is/are approximately 4m from the front of the screen.
    • There is step-free access to the designated seating area(s).
    • There is/are 1 designated space(s) for wheelchair users in this screen.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with you.
    • The view from this seating area is good.
    • Companions sit next to you.
    • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest next to you.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level -1 : Curzon Cinema and Meeting Rooms)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left after you exit the lift along the corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 206cm x 281cm (6ft 9in x 9ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps do not have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 87cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab 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 low to moderate.

Standard Toilet(s) (Level -1 : Curzon Cinema and Meeting Rooms)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left after you exit the lift along the corridor.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s), via lift.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is a lowered urinal in the male toilet(s).
    • The height of the lowered urinal is 42cm.
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the lowered urinal.
    • The lowered urinal does contrast visually with the wall.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair in front of the lowered urinal (90cm x 140cm).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are varied.
    • There is a/are similar standard toilet(s) available.