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Blackpool and The Fylde College, Bispham Campus, Ashfield Road, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 0HB

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Introduction

  • Located within the building are Student Services, Student Administration, conference rooms, a travel agent, a hairdressers and a bakery (Loafers).

Opening Times (The Hub)

  • Monday 07:45 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 07:45 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 07:45 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 07:45 - 21:30.
  • Friday 07:45 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Bispham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Layton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Campus Car Parks)

  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are a total of 24 Blue Badge parking bays located throughout the campus.
    • There are 3 located outside The Hub, 5 next to Bispham Building, 4 next to Singleton Building, 5 at the rear of Elswick Building and 7 next to Thornton Building. The bays are 480cm x 360cm.
    • There is general parking in all of the car parks.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - The Hub)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The first entrance door is offset from the second door.

Level Change (Main Entrance - The Hub)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance - The Hub)

  • 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 automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a third set of doors at this entrance.
    • The third set of doors are double doors.
    • The third set of doors are automatic.
    • The third set of doors are 170cm wide.
    • The third set of doors do not have a threshold.

Level Change (Rear Entrance - The Hub)

  • 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.

Reception (Main)

  • The desk/counter is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments View
    • The touch screen/listening post is to the left of the reception desk as you face it.

Inside Access (Ground Floor)

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

Outside Access (Students Services)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor to the left as you enter from the foyer.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Reception (Students Services)

  • The desk is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the foyer entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • The stairs are located ahead on entering via the Hub entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the Hub Entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional staircase located at the rear of the building and the details are the same.
    • Use of these stairs also allows access to the 1st floor of both Bispham Building and The Hub.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left as you enter from The Hub entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Hub foyer 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 106cm x 178cm (3ft 6in x 5ft 10in).
  • 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 lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bank of 2 lifts and the details are the same for both.
    • Use of this lift also allows access to the 1st floor of both Bispham Building and The Hub.

Inside Access (First Floor)

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

Level Change (First Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located at the side of the conference rooms.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located on the left as you face the ramp.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the steps and ramp leading from the First floor of the Hub to Bispham and Cleveleys buildings.
    • The ramp overcomes the steps.

Outside Access (The Loop Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The door opening is 195cm (6ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers just inside the entrance.
    • The security barriers are 115cm wide.

Reception (The Loop Info Point)

  • The desk is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the Loop entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • This is by lift.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is not available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There are other information desks situated throughout the library.

Library (The Loop)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 24 hours days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse, height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes magnifying software.
  • Comments View
    • Books in Braille are available from the Gateway Centre library.
    • Books in Braille can be ordered for this library.
    • The accessible software includes Read and Write Gold.
    • Laptop computers are available for use throughout the library area.
    • There is a group study area on the first floor.
    • The doors to the group study area are sliding doors and are 86cm wide.
    • There is a range of e-books available in this library.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 20:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors (The Loop)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The step free access to the second floor is via the Garstang Building.

Outside Access (Second Floor Entrance from the Garstang Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located off of the second floor of the Garstang Building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads directly to the silent study area on the second floor of the Loop.

Level Change (The Loop Second Floor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located straight ahead of you as you enter.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp leads from the entrance from Garstang and the silent study area to the computer terminals in the main area of the second floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is along the corridor in the Thornton building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left of reception.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 35m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

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.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.