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Education Centre Buildings

The Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ

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Introduction

Getting Help and Assistance

  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request and different languages on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact reception.
  • The Runway Visitor Park is a Dementia Friendly Site and champion.

Outside Access (Main Building Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the main building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm.
    • 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 side of the building.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 121cm (3ft 12in).
  • Comments View
    • There is also a small gap between the ramp and this entrance (photograph 5).
    • This entrance leads directly into the larger classroom.
    • There is a similar door to the right leading into the smaller classroom, except this door is only 74cm wide, and has a larger threshold (photograph 6).
    • The smaller classroom can be accessed via the internal door from the larger classroom.

Inside Access

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is vinyl.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is an internal door between the 2 classrooms, which is 79cm wide (photograph 3).

Outside Access (Additional Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front at the building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 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 not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • This additional building is located between the main Education Building and the DC10 Education Centre.
    • It is only used when the main building classrooms are in use.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Visitor Centre Reception, including the Concorde Hangar and Conference Rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an accessible toilet located in the toilet block in the centre of the park, next to the reception building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the Visitor Centre Reception, including the Concorde Hangar and Conference Rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an accessible toilet located in the toilet block in the centre of the park, next to the reception building.