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Radisson Blu Hotel

Frankland Lane, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5TA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the on-site PACE Health Club and a hall for hire.
  • Comments
    • The venue is staffed 24 hours.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the back of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 600cm (11ft 6in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 19m (21yd) from the rear entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 29m (32yd) from the rear 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 / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the rear entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the main entrance.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • The ramp overcomes the steps.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open by revolving.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Rear 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 (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located along the pathway to the side entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is available.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 21m (23yd) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is Italian cuisine.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting level is bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the opposite side of the reception desk.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 9m (29ft 6in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 130cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Room

  • General Information
    • The Tourist Board rating is 4 star.
    • There are 207 rooms in total.
    • There are 0 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 198 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms
    • There are accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 9 room(s) which has / have accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 2 adjoining room(s) available for carers.
  • Location and Access
    • The accessible room viewed is 6m (19ft 8in) from the lift.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • This is by lift.
  • Accessible Room
    • The room number or room name viewed was 366.
    • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The height of the bed is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • An adjoining room is available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed to stay with guests in accessible rooms.
  • Accessible Ensuite
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 88cm (2ft 11in) (2ft 11in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 230cm x 250cm (7ft 7in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The toilet seat is 46cm (1ft 6in) above floor level.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Wheel In Shower
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The flip down or fixed seat height is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Signage, colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms
    • There is no additional signage on or near the hotel door.
    • The colour contrast between the external hotel room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the internal hotel room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible ensuite
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General
    • Some hotel rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The available auxiliary aid(s) is(are) flashing alarms, vibrating pillows and Teletext/subtitles/Ceefax.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are In rooms.
    • The hotel does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with guests in rooms.
    • The number of accessible rooms with baths is 4.
    • The number of accessible rooms with wheel in showers is 5.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms
    • There are not standard rooms on the ground floor.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are available.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • 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 32m (35yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located behind the lifts at the centre of the foyer.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 250cm (6ft 7in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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 in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located at the front and rear of the hotel.