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Harrow Arts Centre & Elliott Hall Theatre

Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middlesex, HA5 4EA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Elliot Hall Theatre, box office, gallery, classrooms and bistro/ bar.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Studio Theatre, Simply Daisy's Café, Dance Studio, Arts Block, Hatch End Suite, Rayners Room, Weald Room, Grimsdyke Room, Greenhill Room (separate classrooms).

Location

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

Opening Times (Arts Centre)

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:30..
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:30..
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:30..
  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:30..
  • Friday 09:00 - 22:30..
  • Saturday 09:00 - 22:30..
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:30..
  • Comments View
    • The venue may close earlier than 23:00 if there is no event or booking that evening.
    • Please contact the venue in advance..

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the side 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 are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 480cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • One of the Blue Badge bays is located 15m from the Link Building Entrance.
    • The fourth bay is next the the Rayners Room and the accessible route to the Hatch End Suite.
    • The convenient drop off point is located near the main entrance.
    • When the Arts Centre Car Park is full, patrons are also allowed to use the large car park which is shared with Morrisons' Supermarket.
    • This car park is open until 23:00.
    • From this car park, users have to cross the access road into the Arts Centre Car Park to reach the main entrance.
    • There are dropped kerbs at the road crossing.

Outside Access (Main Entrance Elliot Hall)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance to the Box Office is located between the two doors. .

Reception (Box Office)

  • The reception desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access (Elliot Hall Building)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the background and can be turned off easily.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the gallery, opposite the Box Office, and one of the first floor classrooms.

Theatre (Elliot Hall )

  • Companions sit next to the patron.
  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is 14m from the foyer.
    • The accessible toilet is 17m from the auditorium.
    • The auditorium has flexible seating arrangements, with about half of the floor area flat nearest the stage.
    • The rear half of the seating is tiered bleacher seating.
    • On the flat area, the seats are not fixed and can be arranged to suit the performance and the audience.
    • The number of spaces for wheelchair users is flexible but they are usually situated on the end of the rows.
    • The wheelchair can either be left with the patron or taken from the auditorium.
    • Free tickets are offered to carers of visitors who are wheelchair users on selected shows.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance to Foyer)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Car Park Entrance to Foyer)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance to Bistro)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • These doors can be avoided by using the Link Building entrance or the main entrance.

Level Change (Car Park Entrance to Bistro)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Other Floors (Car Park Entrance Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs can be bypassed by using the lift and ramp located in the Link Building.

Restaurant Bar Internal (The Bistro)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is available.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 20m (22yd) from the Link Building entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot meals and drinks.
  • Comments View
    • The Bistro is open prior to performances for meals and is also the location for interval drinks.
    • The nearest accessible entrance to the Bistro is via the Link Building.
    • There is also level access from the main entrance and the auditorium.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor Foyer Elliot Hall)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right of the corridor, leading to the right from the main entrance.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 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.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional accessible toilet on the ground floor of the Elliot Hall building.
    • This is on the north (Uxbridge Road) side of the building.
    • There is a further accessible toilet on the first floor of the Link Building (see photo on the right).
    • This toilet is accessible by lift and ramp.
    • It is 10m from the lift.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor Foyer Elliot Hall)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located to the right hand side of the foyer.
    • The female toilets are 18m (20yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located to the right hand side of the foyer.
    • The male toilets are 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard toilets on the ground floor of the Elliot Hall building.
    • These are located on the north (Uxbridge Road) side of the building, 30m from the main entrance (see photo on the right).
    • There is an additional unisex standard toilet on the first floor of the Link Building, 3m from the lift. .

Outside Access (Link Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the car park at the east end of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • These doors open automatically by movement sensor.
    • The Link Building is a new section which links the east end of the Elliot Hall building, with the building which now contains Hatch End Library.
    • There is a lift and stairs to the first floor classrooms.
    • There are accessible and standard toilets on the first floor.

Level Change (Link Building Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the car park to the Link Building entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Lift (Link Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 6m (19ft 8in) from Link Building 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 105cm x 150cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (Link Building Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not 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 View
    • These stairs can be bypassed by the Link Building lift.

Level Change (First Floor Link Building to Elliot Hall)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp bypasses the steps and gives access from the first floor landing in the Link Building, at the level of the Link Building lift and stairs, to the first floor classrooms on the Elliot Hall Building.
    • There is a further easy ramp from this ramp/ stairs to the classrooms corridor.
    • There are handrails to both sides of all the ramps.

Outside Access (Studio Theatre)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The Studio Theatre is in a separate building at the east end of the Arts Centre complex.
    • The nearest Blue Badge parking bays are located near to the Link Building/ Rayners Room, approximately 20m from the Studio Theatre entrance.
    • There is an easy slope up in the path leading to the entrance.

Theatre (Studio Theatre)

  • Companions sit next to the patron.
  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • A deposit is not required for the sound enhancement system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is within Simply Daisy's Café, next to the Studio Theatre.
    • The accessible toilet is 17m from the auditorium.
    • The auditorium has flexible seating arrangements, with about half of the floor area flat nearest the stage.
    • The rear half of the seating is tiered bleacher seating.
    • On the flat area, the seats are not fixed and can be arranged to suit the performance and the audience.
    • The number of spaces for wheelchair users is flexible but they are usually situated on the end of the rows.
    • The wheelchair can either be left with the patron or taken from the auditorium.
    • Free tickets are offered to carers of visitors who are wheelchair users.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Studio Cafe)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • 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.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 63cm (2ft 1in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • The type of food served here is drinks and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance to the café is off the foyer shared with the Studio Theatre.
    • The café has its own accessible toilet (see photo, right) and standard toilets, which are also used by theatre visitors.
  • Opening Times View
    • 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 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 14:00.

Dance Studio

  • The Dance Studio (formerly Hatch End Library) is a separate building on the south side of the Art Centre complex.
  • It is used for dance/ exercise classes and is open according to the class programme.

Outside Access (Dance Studio)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The outer doors are usually held open when the building is in use.
    • The second set of doors is powered, operated by push pad.
    • There is an easy slope up on the path leading to the entrance.

Accessible Toilet (Dance Studio)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the building.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 215cm x 195cm (7ft 1in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.
    • 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 49cm (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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • When extended, the height of the baby change bench is 75cm (2ft 5in).

Arts Block

  • The Arts Block is a separate building located to the south of the Arts Centre Complex, close to the car park entrance.
  • There are two art/ craft rooms on the ground floor and two on the first floor.
  • The first floor rooms are accessed by internal lift (which also gives access to the accessible toilet) or external stairs.

Outside Access (Arts Block Ground Floor)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the right side of the building.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy slope leading from the car park to the Arts Block Entrance.
    • The powered door is operated by push pad.

Lift (Arts Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the entrance hall of the Arts Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from Arts Block entrance.
  • The clear door width is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 104cm x 131cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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.

Outside Access (Arts Block First Floor)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the outside left of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance and its stairs can be bypassed by using the ground floor entrance to the Arts Block and the lift.

Level Change (Arts Block First Floor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located externally, on the left of the building.
  • There is / are 26 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Accessible Toilet (Arts Block First Floor)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 15m (16yd) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the lobby by the Arts Block First Floor Entrance. From the lift, access to the accessible toilet is via either of the two first floor classrooms.
  • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 236cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 9in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 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 towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change bench within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the bench when extended is 91cm (3ft).

Outside Access (Hatch End Suite)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are three identical doors to access the three rooms.
    • The doors are accessed from a raised level walkway that runs the length of the building.
    • This walkway overcomes the slope of the car park.

Level Change (Hatch End Suite)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the Rayners Room end of the walkway.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the south end of the walkway.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Hatch End Suite

  • The Hatch End Suite is a detatched building at the east side of the Arts Centre complex.
  • It contains three multi-purpose function/ training rooms which can be opened up to make one or two larger spaces.
  • The suite does not have its own toilets - the nearest accessible and standard toilets are in the adjacent Rayners Room.
  • There is level external access between the two rooms.
  • The nearest Blue Badge parking bay is outside the Rayners Room.

Outside Access (Rayners Room - Lobby Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • Rayners Room is a detached art studio room located on the east side of the Arts Complex, adjacent to the Hatch End Suite.
    • This entrance opens onto a lobby with an entrance to the studio and to accessible and standard toilets.
    • There is level access at the doorway, which is reached via the easy ramp and level walkway shared with the Hatch End Suite.

Outside Access (Rayners Room - Classroom Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the car park to the classroom.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Rayners Room Classroom Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance opens directly onto the classroom.
    • It can be bypassed by using the Rayners Room Lobby Entrance.

Accessible Toilet (Rayners Room)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Rayners Room lobby entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right hand side of the entrance lobby.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from staff members.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • 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 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 52cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is 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 external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Rayners Room)

Outside Access (Weald Room)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 72cm (2ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The Weald Room is a detached classroom building at the east end of the Arts Centre Complex.
    • The entrance is opposite the library/ Link Building.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is next to the Rayners Room.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is on the first floor of the Link Building.

Level Change (Weald Room)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Outside Access (Greenhill Room)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The Greenhill Room is a detached classroom/ multi-purpose room at the south side of the Arts Centre Classroom.
    • There is an easy slope leading from the car park to the entrance.
    • The nearest accessible and standard toilets are in the Rayners Room.

Outside Access (Grimsdyke Room)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 72cm (2ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The Grimsdyke Room is a detached classroom building at the east end of the Arts Centre Complex, behind the Rayners Room.

Level Change (Grimsdyke Room)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the door.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

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 throughout the complex on grass areas.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.