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South Site

Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8TN

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The main building at South Site comprises of buildings F and G.
    • The services within Building F include the main reception, Health, Care and Early Years, Computing, Finance Office, Taste @ BCOT, Estates and Facilities, One Stop Shop and general teaching areas.
    • The services within Building G include Principalship, Student Administration and Exam offices, Human Resources, Hair, Holistic and Beauty Therapies and Catering and Hospitality.

Location

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

Parking (Car Park 1)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the main entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 570cm (13ft 1in x 18ft 8in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest designated bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 38m (41yd 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 tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile 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 not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are also 2 designated bays in Car Park 2, by the rear entrance (shown in photograph 2).

Parking (Car Park 2)

  • 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 venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 310cm x 560cm (10ft 2in x 18ft 4in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 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 tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does 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.

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(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • 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 160cm (5ft 3in).

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 on the left as you face the entrance.
  • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located directly in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 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 height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Car Park 2.
  • 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 137cm (4ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar manual entrance located to the right of this one. To access these doors a swipe card is needed. The entrance can be seen in photograph 2.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park.
  • 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.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 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 high (110cm+).
  • 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 portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Reception (Student Services)

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 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 high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a portable loop at the main reception which is located 7m from the Student Services Reception. If requested it can be brought here.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 17:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing loop is located at the Main Reception.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Level Change (Ground Floor Link from F to G Blocks)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the corridor, to the left as you face reception.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • 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.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Counter (Finance Office)

  • The counter is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The height of the counter is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 16:30.
    • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Lift (Ground Floor Link from F to G Blocks)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you face the reception desk.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 126cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 2in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Standard Changing Room (Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the ground floor of G Block on the right hand side of the main corridor.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Ground Floor link from F to G Blocks lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • Level access is by lift only. The lift is located between the Reception and Changing Room.
    • There is a female changing room directly above this one on level one 10m from the G Block lift. This changing room has a keypad lock.
    • There is a staff changing room on the opposite side of the corridor. This changing room has a keypad lock.

Level Change (Second G Block Level Change)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located down the corridor upon entering G Block.
  • 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Second G Block Level Change)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the G Block Ground Floor Corridor.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The lift is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the ground floor Link from F to G Blocks lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (F Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located to the right on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all 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.
    • There is an additional set of stairs located along the F Block main corridor next to the F Block lift which can be seen in photograph 2.

Lift (F Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the ground floor corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (G Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located along the G Block corridor.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the ground floor link from F Block to G Block lift.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are additional staircases located further along the G Block Corridor that go from floors G and 1.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Laundry Room G111 and two standard unisex toilets.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional staircases located along the ground floor corridor in Building G. The details are the same for all staircases.

Lift (G Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the 1st stairwell off the corridor in G Block.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 90cm (3ft 11in x 2ft 11in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

Accessible Toilet (F Block)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the ground floor of F Block, past Taste @ BCOT.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 295cm x 275cm (9ft 8in x 9ft).
    • There is not 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 214cm (7ft).
    • 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 not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord 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/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 103cm.
  • 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 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change facility with a height of 92cm to the right upon entrance.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the F Block accessible toilet.
  • 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 53cm (1ft 9in).
  • Other facilities available include; accessible toilet and baby change.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (G Block)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the second G Block level change.
    • This accessible toilet is located below the stairs at the rear of G Block.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 177cm x 221cm (5ft 10in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is not 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 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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.
    • 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 and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • 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 height of the hand dryer is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 cannot 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 102cm.
  • 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in G Block in front to the left when you enter via the G Block platform lift.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the G Block platform lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard female toilets on the first floor of F Block, 2m from the F Block lift.
    • There are standard male toilets at the rear of F Block past Taste @ Bcot, 35m from the main entrance.
    • There are standard male and female toilets located 2m to the left upon exiting the F Block lift on the second floor.
    • There are standard male and female toilets in G Block on the first floor, 6m from the G Block lift.
    • There are standard female toilets on the ground floor at the rear of F Block, 38m from the main entrance.
    • There are standard female toilets under the stairs leading from the G Block ground floor to Evolve on the first floor. These are 27m from the second G Block level change.
    • There are two standard unisex toilets at the top of the first set of G Block stairs from ground floor to first floor and Evolve stairs.
    • There are standard unisex toilets located at the rear of F Block past Taste @ Bcot, 30m from the main entrance.
    • Please note that a standard shower is located in these unisex toilets. For more information please see the standard shower section.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the unisex toilets at the rear of F Block beyond the Taste Cafe.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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.