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Lakeside Campus

Worcester Road, Holt Heath, Worcester, WR6 6NH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include teaching and meeting rooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include changing rooms, a lake for sailing and kayaking, a low ropes course and sports pitches.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From Worcester city centre and the St John's and Riverside campuses, take the A443 north out of the city, through Hallow and then turn right for the Top Barn Business Centre. From Droitwich Spa, take the A4133 west. At Holt Heath, turn left onto the A443 and then left for the Top Barn Business Centre.
    • Parking is available for all at this building.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses 294 and 295 (Worcester - Kidderminster), and 758 (Worcester - Tenbury Well) all stop on the A443 at the turning for the Top Barn Business Centre, approximately 500 metres from the main building.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Worcester Foregate Street. The campus can be reached by catching any of the buses mentioned above from Worcester Bus Station. From the railway station, turn left and proceed along Foregate Street. Take the first right into Shaw Street, then the first left into Angel Place. The bus station will be on the left. It is approximately 300 metres from Foregate Station. There is another station in Worcester, Shrub Hill, which is to the east of the City Centre.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located at the side of the main building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are loose chippings.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The area of the car park next to the main building can be reserved as a Blue Badge bay or drop off point if requested in advance.
    • There is level access to the main entrance from here.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the main building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception

  • The main reception is located directly to the right as you enter.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the teaching room on the ground floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are a teaching room, meeting room and staff rooms.

Standard Toilet(s) (Main Building)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left of the main entrance as you enter.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 2m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • The ground floor toilets also contain a baby change table, 95 cm high and a standard shower accessed by a deep step.
    • Photograph 4 shows one of the standard toilets on the first floor.

Access Around the Site

  • There is a level, brick block paving surface leading from the main building main entrance to the low ropes course (shown in photograph 1).
  • There is also a brick block paving path from the main entrance to the edge of the car park and the ramp leading to the changing room area.
  • There is a loose chippings path leading from the car park to the edge of the sports pitches area. This path includes a steep slope (photograph 4).
  • The rest of the site does not have surfaced paths.

Level Change (Access to Changing Rooms)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the side of the car park, close to the main building.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on far side of changing room area, leading from low ropes course and additional toilets.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Access to the changing rooms from the low rope course via the ramp is possible by following the path around the main building.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located outside, to the side of the main building, in the changing room area.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The showers are accessed by a shallow step (shown in photographs 5 and 6).

Level Change (Standard Changing Rooms)

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

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the changing room area, to the side of the building.
    • There is not 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 the main reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by key (not RADAR).
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 186cm x 220cm (6ft 1in 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 123cm (4ft).
    • 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 not 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet cubicle also contains a shower.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head and handrails.
  • There is not level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet and Shower)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the entrance to the toilet cubicle.
  • 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 not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 93cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Changing Rooms)

  • There are male and female toilets located in the standard changing rooms.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the female changing room.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 3 shows the toilets in the male changing room.
    • There are further toilets available on the far side of the changing room area, but these are accessed by steps (photographs 4 and 5).

Level Change (Access to the Equipment Store)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the changing room area, opposite the standard changing rooms.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).