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Millennium Grandstand - Second Floor - Millennium Lounge, Millennium Bar and Severals Bar

Westfield House, The Links, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0TG

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • For a map of The Rowley Mile course please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • There are three wheelchairs available for hire from the Course Office. It is advisable to book in advance for the use of this service.
  • Hearing loop systems are provided at various locations across the racecourse. A loop system is available in the Course Office as well as the Bistro, The Millennium Suite and the Champs Gallery. Temporary induction loops are available for use by customers on site. The induction loop we provide is a neck loop. If required please inform the Customer Relations team in advance of your arrival.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The A11 and A14 provide easy access from the major cities of East Anglia and from the M11 and A1 / M1 respectively. If you are travelling along the M11 from London please use the following directions: Merge onto the A11 at junction 9, signposted Newmarket and Norwich. After 10 miles branch left and merge onto the A1304, signposted Newmarket. After 5 miles take the third exit at the roundabout. Travel along the Cambridge Road for 1 mile and then turn left, signposted Rowley Mile Conference Centre. Turn left again and you will be on the Rowley Mile drive. Sat Nav postcode: CB8 0TF.
  • By Bus View
    • There is not a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Newmarket.
    • A complimentary shuttle bus service runs on all race days between Newmarket town centre and the racecourse. Starting approximately 2 hours before the first race, the service picks up outside Hughes Electrical Store on the High Street and at the train station. The return journey's from the racecourse commence around 45 minutes before the last race and continue for up to 2 hours. The bus will drop off at the train station and at the bus stop on The Avenue (just off the High Street). At the Racecourse the shuttle bus service will drop off and pick up at the Grandstand and Paddock Entrance on The Rowley Mile.
    • For more information on National Rail please click here (opens new tab).

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Outside Access (Hospitality Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Millennium Grandstand, opposite the Parade Ring.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception (Hospitality Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located after the Hospitality Entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The lowered section of the counter is not at the recommended height of 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
    • The clear knee recess does not have the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is vinyl.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located within The Autumn Double Bar.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • There are 2 sets of manual heavy double doors leading from the Hospitality Entrance to the stairwell. There are doors with an extension leaf available at all stairwell lobby doors from the first floor upwards.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right after entering via the Hospitality Entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Hospitality Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 116cm x 230cm (3ft 10in x 7ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Parade Ring Viewing Area

Outside Access (Parade Ring Viewing Area - Second Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located within The Millennium Lounge.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance can be used to access The Millennium Lounge on the second floor from the second floor Parade Ring Viewing Area.
    • This entrance can also be used to access the second floor Parade Ring Viewing Area from The Millennium Lounge on the second floor.

Getting Around (Second Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the second floor.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is not consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.

Hospitality (The Millennium Lounge - Second Floor)

  • The lounge is located on the second floor, to the right on exiting the lift.
  • There is step-free access to this area.
  • There is a/are double, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • The door/opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is step-free access within this area.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • There is flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 108cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of service provided in this room can vary.
  • The layout of the room varies according to what it is being used for.
  • The room can be hired for functions and meetings on non match days.
  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available within the room/suite.
  • There are not standard toilets available within the room/suite.
  • There is not a separate parent and baby room within the room/suite.
  • This lounge can be used both as a hospitality area as well as a lobby area for the Millennium and Severals bars.

Counter (Totepool - The Millennium Lounge)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located within the Millennium Lounge.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • Comments View
    • There are a total of 2 totepool counters available.
    • There is one counter located on either side of the lounge.

Hospitality (The Millennium Bar and Severals Bar - Second Floor)

  • The bar is located on the second floor.
  • There is step-free access to this area.
  • There is a/are double, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • The door/opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is step-free access within this area.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • There is flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a bar/service counter.
  • The height of the bar or service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • The lowered section of the counter is not at the recommended height of 76cm.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 75cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of service provided in this room can vary.
  • The layout of the room varies according to what it is being used for.
  • There are 7 designated seating bays available within the racecourse viewing area. Access to the designated seating area and standard seating is via a set of 160cm wide, manual, heavy, sliding doors. Following this, there is level access to the designated seating area. There are between 6-14 steps leading down to the standard seating.
  • The room can be hired for functions and meetings on non match days.
  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available within the room/suite.
  • There are not standard toilets available within the room/suite.
  • There is not a separate parent and baby room within the room/suite.
  • These bars can be seperated into seperate spaces if required. There is a set of double doors off the second floor lobby area that are used to access the bars when they are not partitioned. There are sets of double doors located in the Millennium Lounge that provide access to each bar when they have been partitioned.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Second Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the second floor, ahead after exiting the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the bar.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 214cm x 205cm (7ft x 6ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 148cm (4ft 10in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 124cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Second Floor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the second floor, in front of the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • The wash basin tap type is push.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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