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Learning Resource Centre

LSEC Bromley Campus, Rookery Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 8HE

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Learning Resource Centre is located on the first and second floors of the Business and Professional Centre.

Opening Times (Term Time)

  • Monday 08:30 - 20:00..
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 20:00..
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 20:00..
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00..
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00..
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Non Term Time)

  • 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 Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Bromley.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bromley South.

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 at the front and rear of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 380cm x 620cm (12ft 6in x 20ft 4in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main 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
    • There are 5 Blue Badge bays in the front car park.
    • There are 10 additional bays in the rear car park.
    • These are close to the rear entrance direct to the lower ground floor and to the Life Centre.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the main car park.
  • There is 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 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 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 fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • Access into the building is by a swipe card only.
    • There are 3 gates which are controlled by swipe card in the reception foyer.
    • Security staff are located at the foyer, who can give assistance when required.

Outside Access (Access from Main Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor.
  • There is 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 permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main reception foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 210cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
  • 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 bright.

Outside Access (Learning Resource Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Outside Access (Second Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is generally locked but can be used by disabled people who do not wish to use the internal platform lift to access the second floor of the LRC.
    • Staff will open the door if the bell is rung.

Reception (Learning Resource Centre )

  • The reception desk is 8m (26ft 3in) from the 1st floor entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • There are turnstiles to access the Learning REsource Centre which are 50cm wide.
    • There is also a gate for wheelchair users, which is 105cm wide.

Reception (Second Floor - Enquiry Desk)

  • The reception desk is 30m (33yd) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • 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 system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is a Study Pod located on the first floor of the Learning Centre.
    • This is shown in the photograph on the right.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard and large rollerball mouse is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes Aladdin Companion, coloured overlay sheets, glare filters, a pocket video magnifier, reading pen and a talking digit calculator.
    • Assistive software includes Dolphin Easyconverter, QuickScan, Readability Tool, TextHELP Read & Write, Braille Embosser, Jaws, Supernova, Magic, Zoomtext and Kurzweil 1000.

Other Floors (LRC Internal)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (LRC Internal)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the LRC.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2.
  • The lift is 40m (44yd) from Learning Resource Centre entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 148cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • A key is required to activate the lift.
    • The key can be obtained from the LRC reception desk.

Accessible Toilet

  • Adapted toilets are located opposite both the LRC entrances, in the lift lobby areas.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilets are located opposite both the LRC entrances, in the lift lobby areas.

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 generally on duty.