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Richard Hoggart Building - (Goldsmiths)

Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Great Hall, Curzon Goldsmiths Cinema, lecture and teaching rooms, the Department of History, the Department of Music, the Department of Art, the Student Centre, Student Services and the Disability Team, Course Enquiries, multi faith prayer rooms, the refectory, Cafe Thirty Five, staff dining room and the Student Union Shop.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in New Cross.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is New Cross/New Cross Gate.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Staff and Blue Badge Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 400cm (11ft 6in x 13ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are not clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) 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 between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • Parking is very limited on the Goldsmiths campus. There are a number of designated bays for Blue Badge holders reserved for current staff and students with mobility needs.
    • There are 2 on-street Blue Badge bays on Dixon Road, to the right of the Richard Hoggart Building, approximately 40m from the main entrance gate.
    • Visitors requiring parking should contact the college at least 48 hours in advance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the centre front of the building entrance courtyard, on Lewisham Way.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

Level Change (Main Entrance Gate)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the gate.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments
    • Lewisham Way has long slopes in both directions leading to this gate.
    • There are alternative entrances into the entrance courtyard from Lewisham Way and Dixon Road.
    • These involve steep ramps or 13+ medium, unmarked steps (pictures 2 and 3).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the centre 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 132cm (4ft 4in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left after the main entrance gate.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the main entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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 in the centre.
  • Comments
    • The surface of the courtyard and main sloping path is compacted stone chippings.
    • There is also a slope straight ahead in the courtyard after the main entrance gate leading up to the steps.
    • There are additional sloping paths to the left of the courtyard which are shorter and steeper.
    • These have a bark chipping surface.
    • There are alternative steps to the right of the courtyard.
    • This route takes 9 medium unmarked steps to the main entrance.
    • There are no handrails to these steps.
    • From the terrace area in front of the entrance doors there is an unprotected drop of about 45cm to either side of the central steps.
    • There are tactile studs to warn of this drop.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, off College Green.
  • 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 144cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments
    • There are 2 similar entrances at the rear of the building.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located immediately inside the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located just inside the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments
    • The details here are for the entrance nearest to the George Wood Theatre.
    • The entrance furthest away from the theatre has 3 steps internally and also has a steep ramp (shown in photograph 4).

Outside Access (Curzon Goldsmiths)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located from the terrace to the right of the building, accessed by the main entrance gate and the ramp or steps to the level of the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
  • Comments
    • At the time of our visit (17.4.18) the external pushbutton to operate the door was not working but the one on the inside to exit was.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments
    • The reception is to the right after the second set of doors.
    • There is some seating opposite the reception desk and on the opposite side of the entrance foyer.
    • The seating near the desk has armrests.

Reception (Security Office)

  • Security Office is located at the end of the corridor to the right after the main reception.
  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • The desk is 80cm high.
    • A microphone and speaker system is installed at the glass screen.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the refectory.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments
    • Photograph 1 shows the Great Hall, located on the ground floor, just inside the main entrance.
    • All lecture theatres in the building have areas accessible to wheelchair users, but not necessarily designated spaces.
    • Designated spaces have been added to rooms 137 and 144.
    • Photograph 2 shows the computer lab, room 306.
    • The internal doors in the ground floor corridors are held open by magnetic door holders.

Level Change (Ground Floor Corridors)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor on the left of the building.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • The ramp is located towards the rear of the ground floor.
    • There are further easy ramps throughout the building.

Level Change (Great Hall Stage)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to either side of the stage.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are adjustable.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Reception (Student Centre)

  • The desk/counter is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • The Student Centre is located on the left hand side of the building, on the ground floor.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Careers Service - The Space)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor next door to Santander. Room 180-181.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).

Reception (Careers Service - The Space)

  • Careers Service is located on the ground floor of the Richard Hoggart Building.
  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 09:30 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 16:30.
    • Friday 09:30 - 14:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Careers Service - The Space

  • There are three individual rooms within the Careers Service. The width of each single door is 84cm and there is a desk in each room with chairs with armrests.

Eating and Drinking (Café Thirty Five - Main Corridor)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the café opening.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not 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 drinks, sandwiches and snacks.
  • Comments
    • There is level access into the café by the arched openings without doors directly from the ground floor corridor on the right of the building.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Café Thirty Five Curzon)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the café entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not 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 sandwiches, hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments
    • Café Thirty Five Curzon is located on the ground floor, on the right hand side of the building.
    • It can be entered directly from the outside, from the Goldsmiths Curzon entrance, though the main corridor section of Café Thirty Five, or from the corridor off the main corridor which also leads to the cinema.
    • This café is open to the public during cinema hours and may stay open later depending on the programme.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 18:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 14:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Level Change

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located after the entrance to the Café Thirty Five Curzon from the ding area of Café Thirty Five off the main corridor.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 113cm (3ft 8in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located after the entrance, next to the ramp.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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 the left going up.
  • Comments
    • There is also an easy slope down in the corridor leading from the main corridor to the cinema and alternative café entrance (photograph 4).

Restaurant Bar Internal (Refectory)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the refectory entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not 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 main meals and snacks.
  • Comments
    • The refectory contains a main serving area, shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • Hot food and main meals are served here at lunchtime.
    • The refectory is located on the ground floor in the centre of the building and can be accessed from the main corridors on both sides of the building.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 12:00 - 14:30.
    • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 10:30.
    • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30.
    • Friday 12:00 - 14:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors (Stairs A)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments
    • Stairs A are located by lift 1, in the front left hand corner of the building.
    • Stairs B are located in the centre of the left hand side of the building, and have the handrail on the left hand side going up (shown in photograph 2).
    • There are similar stairs throughout the building. The stairs at the rear of the building access the upper and lower first floor.

Lift (Lift 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 129cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are not 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 not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Lift 3)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right of the building, towards the rear.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, L1, U1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 89m (97yd 12in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 101cm x 140cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • L1 is the main part of the first floor.
    • U1 is the first floor of the Music Department, overcoming the steps.
    • Lift 2, (shown in photograph 3) is similar to this, and is located at the rear of the building on the left hand side.
    • It also accesses the lower and upper first floors.

Level Change (First Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located next to lift 3.
  • There is/are 4 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments
    • These steps lead to the Music Department rooms on the first floor, and can be overcome using lift 3.
    • There are also 6 medium steps, not clearly marked, just past lift 3, leading to the upper first floor rooms at the rear of the building.
    • There is a platform lift available to overcome these steps.
    • The upper first floor can also be accessed via lift 2.

Lift (First Floor Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the steps towards the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift 3.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 110cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 7in).
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Roosters at The Balcony)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is available from the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the lift 3.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not 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 chicken and grilled specialities.
  • Comments
    • The Roosters restaurant is located on the first floor, directly above the refectory.
    • There is direct level access to Roosters by lift from the first floor corridors using lifts 1 or 3.

Opening Times (Roosters at The Balcony)

  • Monday 12:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Access to Room 306 Computer Lab)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located off the second floor corridor, opposite room 308.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located opposite stair F.
  • There is/are 4 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • Comments
    • After the first ramp or steps there is a short easy ramp immediately outside the room entrance.
    • This ramp has a handrail to the right going up.
    • This ramp overcomes a single shallow step.

Level Change (Second Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located by Stairs A.
  • There is/are 6 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • The steps lead to Room 303.
    • Room 305 is accessed by 7 steps, and the second floor art studio is accessed by 5 steps.

Lobby Area Between Stairs A and B

  • From stair A on the second floor of the Richard Hoggart Building, there are double doors leading into classroom 304a which are 140cm in width. The second set of double doors are 156cm width.
  • As you proceed through the classroom, there is a single door which is 75cm wide which takes you into classroom 304.
  • At the end of the classroom, there are double doors which are 156cm in width and past these doors is a lobby area on the second floor where stairs B are.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet on the right hand side of the ground floor.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 55cm (1ft 10in).
  • Other facilities available include; an alarm.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Left)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 54m (59yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left hand side of the ground floor, half way along the corridor.
    • There is an identical accessible toilet, except without a baby change table in the cubicle, in the same location on the first floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 205cm x 220cm (6ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • 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 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in this accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 86cm (2ft 9in).

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Right)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the ground floor corridor to the right of the building, in the toilet area near to Santander Bank.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 235cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 9in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • Within this toilet is the opening into the accessible shower room.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left hand side of the ground floor.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 55m (60yd 5in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the first floor toilet area.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • This is by lift.
  • Comments
    • There are also male and female toilets on the right hand side of the ground floor, and on the left hand side of the first floor.
    • All contain cubicles with grab rails fitted and doors that open outwards.

Level Change (Ground Floor Left Toilet Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the toilet area from the corridor.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 81cm (2ft 8in).

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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Comments
    • Photograph 1 shows the refuge point located by lift 1 on the first floor.
    • There are also refuge points by lifts 2 and 3 on floors L1, U1 and 2.
    • Photograph 2 shows the refuge point by the first floor platform lift, on the upper first floor level.