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Foundation House

Icknield Way, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 1GD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation and 3 meeting rooms.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Letchworth Garden City.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the venue.
    • 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 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 490cm x 286cm (16ft 1in x 9ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 1m (3ft 3in) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the car park 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • 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
    • Access into and out of the car park is via a security barrier.
    • The security barrier will raise once your vehicle has been sensored.

Outside Access (Front Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Level Change (Front Entrance)

  • 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 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Level Change (Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Outside Access (Meeting Room Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear left of the reception foyer.
  • 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 light.
  • The width of the door opening is 163cm (5ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • These doors give access into the main meeting room.
    • There are a further 2 smaller meeting rooms available to the rear of the large meeting room.

Level Change (Meeting Room Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are staff offices and the standard staff toilets.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the rear right of the building.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the rear left of the building, to the rear of the meeting room.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Standard Male Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the rear left of the meeting room.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).

Level Change (Standard Female Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the rear right of the reception foyer.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional easy ramp to the rear left of the building.
    • The ramp has a handrail on the left going up.
    • The ramp is 112cm in width.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the car park and on the grassed area at the front of the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Home visits / services are not available.