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Furness College

Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include college offices, Lecture Theatres 1, 2 and 3, Trevor Bar, Lane Medical School, Biomedical & Life Sciences and CETAD the Student Learning Development Centre, Research and Enterprise Services and student accommodation.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Central Campus.
  • The nearest mainline station is Lancaster.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located on Fylde Avenue.
    • 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 358cm x 600cm (11ft 9in x 19ft 8in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 110m (120yd 11in) from the Courtyard Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 115m (125yd 2ft) from the Courtyard 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.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • 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

Outside Access (Courtyard Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 143cm (4ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 sets of double manual doors to the left of the automatic doors.

Outside Access (South Spine Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the South Spine.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

Level Change (South Spine Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance leading from Alexandra Square.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Lift Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the courtyard.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • 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 72cm (2ft 4in).

Outside Access (Trevor Bar)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the courtyard to the left as you face the venue.
  • 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 210cm (6ft 11in).

Outside Access (Laundrette Spine Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, next to Spine Access lift.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).

Level Change (Laundrette Spine Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance, in front of the lift.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Laundrette Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).

Level Change (Laundrette Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Laundrette

  • The laundrette is located to the left of the main courtyard as you face the building.
  • There are washing machines and tumble dryers.
  • The washing machines and tumble dryers are operated by a top up card system.
  • There are 13 washing machines.
  • The height of the top up card slot on the washing machines is 90cm.
  • The height of the washing machine controls is 95cm.
  • The height of the washing machine door is 76cm.
  • There are 12 tumble dryers.
  • 6 tumble dryers are lower level with another 6 placed on top.
  • The tumble dryer surveyed was on the lower level.
  • The height of the top up card slot on the tumble dryer is 90cm.
  • The height of the tumble dryer controls is 95cm.
  • The height of the door handle to the tumble dryer is 65cm to the top of the handle.
  • There is a laundry card dispenser.
  • There is a coin slot and a banknote slot on the laundry card dispenser machine.
  • The coin slot and bank note slot are both 63cm high.
  • There are payment buttons on the card dispenser.
  • The height of the payment buttons is 98cm.
  • There is a card dispenser slot.
  • The height of the card dispenser is 92cm.
  • There is a card top up machine located next to the card dispensing machine.
  • The card top up machine has digital buttons.
  • The height to the top of the digital buttons is 123cm.
  • There is a slot to place your top up card.
  • The top up card slot is 111cm high.
  • There is seating in the laundrette.
  • The seating does not have armrests.

Reception (Porters Lodge)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the courtyard accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating in the foyer around the porters lodge.
    • Some of the seating has armrests.
    • There are low tables with the seating.
    • The low tables are 33cm high.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing loops are located in all 3 lecture theatres.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Trevor Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is not available from the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Trevor Bar Entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 43cm (1ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 12:00 - 23:00.
    • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00.
    • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00.
    • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00.
    • Friday 12:00 - 23:00.
    • Saturday 19:00 - 23:00.
    • Sunday 19:00 - 23:00.

Other Floors (Main Atrium)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Levels A-B-C.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter the courtyard accessible entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the courtyard accessible entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.

Other Floors (Lift Entrance)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Levels A-B-C-D.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter the courtyard accessible entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the courtyard accessible entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The services on other floors which are not accessible include the departments, teaching rooms and offices on levels B-C, and the student accommodation on level D.

Lift (Main Foyer)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the courtyard accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A-B-C.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Courtyard 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 95cm x 140cm (3ft 1in 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 lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Lift Entrance)

  • The lift is located just inside the lift entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels A-B-C-D.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 67cm (2ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 133cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The lift can be used to access all of levels B and C, and Flats 1a, 1b and 1c and the guest rooms on level D.

Lift (Spine Access Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the Spine, on the right of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LowerA-A.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 149cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is located outside the building and can be used to overcome the steps on the spine just outside the front of the building.
    • There is a moderate ramp in front of the lift on the lower Spine level.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Accessible Toilet (Floor A)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Courtyard accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor opposite Trevor bar.
    • There are also similar accessible toilets on floor C.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 220cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is not 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are 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 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 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).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change unit within the accessible toilet cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change unit is 91cm.

Accessible Toilet (Floor B)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the corridor on the right as you exit the main foyer lift.
    • There are similar accessible toilets on floor C.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 220cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • 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 a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Laundrette)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Laundrette Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear left of the laundrette.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 131cm x 179cm (4ft 4in x 5ft 10in).
    • There is not 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • 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 a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • 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 medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor and the second floor.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of Spine entrance as you enter.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the Courtyard accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of the Spine entrance as you enter.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the Courtyard accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 2 and 3 show the standard toilets in the Laundrette.

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.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.