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Deptford Lounge

9 Giffin Street, Deptford, London, SE8 4RJ

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • Deptford Lounge is part of the new complex built in the heart of Deptford with Tidemill School.
    • The community venue hosts a range of cultural, leisure and community services, some of which are shared with the school and are available to the public out of school hours.
    • Facilities include:.
    • Ground Floor: reception, library, PC and MAC computer suites, meeting rooms, public toilets including accessible toilets, changing place, baby change.
    • First Floor: a hall, studio, music room, food science room, terrace room with deck, general meeting rooms, accessible and standard toilets.
    • Second Floor: an outdoor ball court, toilets and changing facilities, community offices.
    • Third floor: community offices and staff areas.
    • The Lounge and Library have a regular programme of activities, classes and events - see the websites for details - and the facilities are also available to hire by outside groups.
    • The pictures show the rooftop ball court and the dance studio.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Comments
    • The Lounge is closed on bank holidays..

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Deptford.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Deptford.
  • The nearest underground station is Deptford Bridge DLR.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 300cm x 400cm (9ft 10in x 13ft 1in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located Tidemill Way, at the rear of the venue.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The Blue Badge bays are approximately 100m from the accessible entrance.
    • At the time of our visit, the signage to the Blue Badge bays had been covered by contractors and the bays were being used by non-Blue Badge holders.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue, on Giffin Square.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments
    • The powered door is operated by a push pad.
    • The push pad is within reach for wheelchair users.

Outside Access (Revolving Doors)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the accessible entrance.
  • Comments
    • The revolving doors are Manual.

Reception (Lounge and Library Reception)

  • The reception desk is 10m (32ft 10in) from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • A hearing assistance system is available in meeting rooms 1-7.
    • The pictures show the general circulation area on the ground floor and one of the first floor meeting rooms.

Other Floors (East Stairs)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 30+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Comments
    • These stairs are at the east end of the building, off the lobby at the far end of the library space.

Lift (East Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lobby at the far end of the library.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 40m (44yd) from accessible 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 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • The lift, along with the stairs and all the upper floors, is in an area which requires an access pass.
    • The pass is available from staff to those hiring space or attending meetings on the upper floors.

Other Floors (West (School) Stairs)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 30+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Comments
    • These stairs are in an area which requires an access pass.

Lift (West (School) Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lobby near the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 15m (16yd) from accessible 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 140cm x 205cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 9in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Cafe)

  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • The type of food served here is drinks and snacks.
  • Comments
    • The café can also provide catering for meeting/ training rooms.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:00 - 18:00..
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00..
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00..
    • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00..
    • Friday 08:00 - 18:00..
    • Saturday 10:00 - 15:00..
    • Sunday 10:00 - 15:00..

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available are an emergency alarm.
  • Comments
    • The accessible shower is located on the second floor, 10m from the west lift.
    • There is level access from this area to the outdoor (rooftop) ball court.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • Comments
    • There are standard showers within the male and female changing rooms on the second floor.
    • The changing rooms are 15m from the west lift and 10m from the ball court.
    • There is level access to the ball court from the changing facilities.

Changing Places

  • Location and access
    • The facility is located on the ground floor, next to the standard toilets.
    • The facility is 15m (16yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from staff at reception.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 240cm x 430cm (7ft 10in x 14ft 1in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 300cm (9ft 10in).
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.
    • The type of sink is fixed.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.
    • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
    • It is not a push button style alarm.
  • Comments
    • The changing bench is height adjustable by electric motor.
    • There is also a shower head which sprays onto the changing bench.
    • The shower head is not adjustable.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor East)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • 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 (32ft 10in) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located off the stair lobby at the east end (rear)of the building.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 92cm (3ft 0in).
    • The door is light.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 210cm (6ft 3in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • The picture on the left shows the toilet described.
    • There are additional accessible toilets at First Floor West, Second Floor East & West.
    • The childrens' toilet on the ground floor, directly off the library space, is also accessible(pictured right).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor, next to the cafe.
    • The female and male toilets are 15m (16yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the baby change room, next to the cafe.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments
    • There are additional standard toilets at both ends of each of the upper floors.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.