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Learning and Enterprise College Bexley

3 Sidcup High Street, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6EN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 2 classrooms, floristry room, art room, IT room, and a common room.
  • Comments View
    • The Learning Centre Bexley is the new name for the Adult Education College.
    • This new venue is located on the ground floor of the former Black Horse pub.
    • It will be fully operational in September 2014.
    • Please see the college prospectus for details of the programme and opening hours.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Sidcup.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Sidcup.

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 back of the venue.
    • The car park type is underground.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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
    • The car park entrance is from St John's Road.
    • It is shared with Waitrose and Travelodge.
    • There are 7 parking spaces allocated to the college.
    • The open air parking, incuding Blue Badge bays, belongs to Watrose and Travelodge.
    • Restrictions and charges apply to these areas.

Level Change (Parking Bays to Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the vehicle entrance / exit to the underground parking.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located from the parking area to the open air parking.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • Comments View
    • There are further moderate slopes in the open air parking area leading towards the building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the High Street.
  • There is 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 125cm (4ft 1in) wide.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the venue, from the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
  • Comments View
    • Walking from the car park entrance on St John's Road, there are moderate slopes to reach this entrance.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The pictures show one of the classrooms, the IT room and the main corridor.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 2m (2yd 7in) from the car park entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 200cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • 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 the right.
    • 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 115cm (3ft 9in) high.
    • 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 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 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.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.