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Oracle - Riverside

The Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, RG1 2AG

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Oracle is in the centre of Reading. There are various routes to the venue. For sat nav users please use the following postcodes for our car parks: Holy Brook Car Park: RG1 2LR, Bridge Street The Riverside Car Park: RG1 2AG, Mill Lane.
    • There are two car parks available Holy Brook and The Riverside.
  • By Bus View
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Reading.
    • Reading station has connections throughout the UK and is situated just 5 minutes walk away. Simply exit the station through the main entrance and cross over the pedestrian crossing immediately outside. Turn left and follow the road straight ahead until you come to the end of the road which brings you out into Broad Street opposite John Lewis. Turn left and The Oracle is on the right hand side, opposite Marks and Spencer.
    • For more information on National Rail please click here (opens new tab).

Parking

Access Point - Bridge Street - North of River

  • There are two access points located on Bridge Street north of the River Kennett.
  • The first access point has an opening width of 200cm.
  • There is a slight ramp leading down to the riverside with handrails on the right.
  • The ramp overcomes the steps and the other access point.
  • The second access point has a bollards at the top of the slope.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 120cm.
  • There is a steep slope after the bollards leading down to the Riverside.

Access Point - Bridge Street - South of River

  • The access point is located on the south side of the River Kennett.
  • There are bollards at the top of the slope.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 110cm.
  • There is a slight slope after the bollards leading down to the Riverside.

Access Point - Yield Hall Place - North of River

  • The access point is located on the north side of the River Kennett.
  • There are bollards at the bottom of the slope.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 120cm.
  • There is a steep slope after the bollards leading down to the Riverside.

Access Point - Yield Hall Place - South of River

  • The access point is located on the south side of the River Kennett.
  • There are bollards at the top of the slope.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 105cm.
  • There is a slight slope after the bollards leading down to the Riverside.

Getting Around Riverside

  • The Riverside is home to a number of cafe, restaurants, bars and a cinema.
  • The Riverside is divided in two by the River Kennett.
  • There is step free access either side of the River Kennett.
  • There are two bridges that provide access across the river.
  • Both bridges have a very easy slope leading up to the bridge, which overcomes between 6-8 medium height steps.
  • There are two events areas located either side of the river. There are very easy slopes leading down to the event areas.
  • At the time of surveying both event areas were undergoing refurbishment works.
  • There are benches located at regular intervals.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located just beyond the Riverside entrance into the Oracle and on Level 1 of the Riverside Car Park.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located just beyond the Riverside entrance into the Oracle and on Level 1 of the Riverside Car Park.

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