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Support Shop and Student Zone

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a social area with seating, table tennis and pool tables and vending machines; the Health Point; the Support Shop, which offers Additional Learning Support, Student Mentoring and Counselling, Learner Voice, the Students' Union, Learner Parliament, Enrichment.
  • Related link North Site.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/north-site
  • Comments
    • Student Services and the Student Zone are located on the ground floor of Block B of the North Site, at the bottom of the internal ramp and steps.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

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

Parking (Car Parks 4 and 5)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 450cm (11ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 24m (26yd 9in) 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 dropped kerbs.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

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
    • 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 is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Level Change (Link from Block a to Block B)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located beyond 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 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 both sides.

Inside Access (Student Zone)

  • There is 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.
  • Portable loops can be requested from the main reception at South Site.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments
    • There are computer terminals on the side of the Student Zone, one of which is on a lowered table (shown in photograph 2).
    • There are vending machines located in the student area which can be seen in photograph 4.

English and Maths Hub

  • The English and Maths Hub is located in the Student Zone.
  • It is accessed by two heavy manual doors which are push to open and have a width of over 150cm. These can be seen in is photographs 1 and 2.
  • Inside is a learning space providing help and support for students in the subjects of English and Maths. This can be seen in photograph 3.

BCOT Student Unsion Office

  • The BCOT Student Union Office is located in the Student Zone.
  • It is accessed by a single heavy door with a width of 86cm.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments
    • The nearest adapted toilets are located in Block B of the North Site. Please see the guide for the North Site for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.