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Newark College Reception Building

Newark College, Friary Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1PB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the main reception, art and design, childcare, the Registry, Student Services, HR and general teaching rooms.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Newark.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Newark Northgate.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the left of the building as you look at the entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 620cm (12ft 2in x 20ft 4in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 57m (62yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 71m (77yd 1ft) 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 block 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 a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located within the car park.
  • Comments View
    • Access into the car park is via a security barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • 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 double width.
  • The door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Engineering Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 163cm (5ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives direct access to the Engineering Block and the rear of the Reception Building.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Newark Learning Centre.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 99cm (3ft 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 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door opens towards you.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Side Entrance Lift)

  • The lift is located outside the building, by the side entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 143cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 8in).
  • There are 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift also overcomes the side entrance steps to access the ground floor.

Reception (Main)

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main 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 has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Reception (Student Registry)

  • The desk is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main 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 has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Level Change (Access to Engineering Block)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the rear of the building.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the rear of the building.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Level Change (Pottery Workshop)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located off the corridor just in from the side entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the workshop entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • 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 set of stairs to the left of the building which has a stair lift, as shown in picture 2.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 72cm x 86cm (2ft 4in x 2ft 10in).
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Engineering Block entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located directly ahead as you enter via the Engineering Block entrance.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 263cm x 330cm (8ft 8in x 10ft 10in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • 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 alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 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 48cm (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 104cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 103cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the adapted toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located straight ahead of the Engineering Block entrance off the main corridor.
    • The facility is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Engineering Block entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 263cm x 330cm (8ft 8in x 10ft 10in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the bench is 182cm (5ft 12in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on the right.
    • The type of sink is fixed.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.
    • As you face the sink, rails are available on the right.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
    • It is not a push button style alarm.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Male Toilets)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the toilet entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

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 Text Relay aware.