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North Building

Mossley Hill Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, L17 6BD

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Art, Design and Technology areas of the building are accessed via the Science Block.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 19:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Aigburth.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Aigburth.
  • Comments View
    • The facilities within this venue are Design and Technology, Craft, Art and Dance.

Shared Section (parking)

Outside Access (Science Block 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(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in).

Level Change (Science Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park to the building.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Level Change (Ramp From The Science Block)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the Science Block foyer to the North Building.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Outside Access (Tiered Lecture Theatre 1 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Tiered Lecture Theatre 1 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Egg Dance Studio 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(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in).

Level Change (Egg Dance Studio Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the dance studio.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Tiered Lecture Theatre One)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 87cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • The lectern cannot be adjusted between the recommended heights of 80cm and 110cm (lowest part).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 68cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Level Change (Egg Dance Studio to Art Classroom)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the Egg Dance Studio foyer and the Art Classroom.
  • There is/are 10 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The handrails do not cover the bottom 2 steps.
    • These steps can be overcome using the Egg Dance Studio entrance and access from the Science Block.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the Egg Dance Studio Foyer.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Egg Dance Studio entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Egg Dance Studio.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a deep step leading to the showers in the changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located next door within the library.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments View
    • Portable loops can be requested from the Disability team on 0151 904 6052.