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Sunbridgewells Centre

Millergate, Aldermanbury, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1SD

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Introduction

  • Sunbridgewells centre is underneath the City of Bradford, with independently run shops, bars and restaurants. .
  • The venues within Sunbridgewells Centre are accessed by an array of various steel stairways and narrow passage ways.
  • One of the walls is thought to date back to the 1230.
  • Over the years the venue has had a variety of uses and once contained dungeons.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bradford Interchange.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Kirkgate Shopping Centre.
    • The car park is located on Kirkgate.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Kirkgate.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Sunbridgewells Road.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The standard parking bays are marked widthways only.

Outside Access (Upper Millergate 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) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 119cm (3ft 11in).

Level Change (Upper Millergate Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 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 shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Millergate Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
  • 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 230cm (7ft 7in).

Level Change (Millergate Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • Comments
    • There is a cobbled area that is uneven in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.

Outside Access (Sunbridge Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Sunbridge Road.
  • 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 permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Sunbridge Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • 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).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Ivegate 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) 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • Comments
    • The second set of entrance gate details are for the gate at the bottom of the steps.

Level Change (Ivegate Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 11 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments
    • The first step in front of the entrance is not clearly marked.

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 throughout the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are low.

Level Changes

  • There are many level changes from each entrance throughout Sunbridgewells, that lead to the various shops, bars and restaurants.
  • The steps are of varying depths.
  • Some of the level changes have handrails, some do not.
  • Not all of the level changes are clearly marked.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
  • Comments
    • The lighting levels vary from low to medium between floors.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the Millergate entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right at the top of the slope beyond the Millergate entrance.
    • There is not 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 259cm (5ft x 8ft 6in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • 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 waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • 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 49cm (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 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 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left at the top of the slope beyond the Millergate entrance.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Millergate entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are low.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left at the top of the slope.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Millergate entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are low.
  • Comments
    • There are further standard toilets on the second floor.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.