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Winter Gardens

97 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HL

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About this venue

The Winter Gardens Blackpool has entertained and welcomed crowds of revellers in its collection of theatres, ballrooms, exhibition halls and public spaces, since opening in 1878. Amongst its many venues is one of the UK’s largest theatres, The Opera House, which has a capacity near 3000. The Opera House continues to attract the biggest touring shows and events from across the globe. The adjoining internationally revered Empress Ballroom is home of the Blackpool Dance Festival, PDC World Matchplay darts, iconic gigs and many more illustrious events. The Winter Gardens Blackpool is committed to delivering an eclectic and popular range of events, shows and conferences from around the world.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Opera House Theatre, Empress Ballroom, Arena, Horseshoe/Pavilion, Conference Halls, Function Suites, Meeting Rooms and Olympia Exhibition Hall.
  • Comments View
    • The Opera House Theatre is to the north east on Church Street and can also be accessed via ramp or steps to the stalls from the Floral Hall.
    • The Olympia Exhibition Hall (Illuminasia) is to the south from the main entrance foyer and accessible entrance. It can also be accessed using the Floral Hall lift near the West Horseshoe.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Blackpool North.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Box Office Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Church Street.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 135cm.

Reception (Box Office)

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Box Office entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Outside Access (Church Street Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Church Street.
  • There is 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 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • 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 138cm (4ft 6in).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Coronation Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • 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 heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • Please note, the main doors on Coronation Street, which are closest to the multi storey car park, are not always open.
    • During such times, the nearest entrance from the multi storey car park is Church Street.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • 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 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building on Coronation Street.
  • 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 heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (Accessible 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 gradient is slight.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Lift (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, UG.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible 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 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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 in various parts of the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Main Entrance Foyer)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the rear right of the foyer, near the platform lift.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are in the centre.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Main Entrance Foyer)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, UG.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance lift.
  • 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 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is approximately 130m from the Church Street entrance on the upper ground floor.

Floral Hall

  • The Floral Hall is located in the main arcade.
  • The main restaurants and bars are located off the Floral Hall.
  • There is level access from the Church Street entrance.
  • There is level access from the accessible entrance on Coronation Street and foyer via the lifts.

First Floor Function Halls

  • The Baronial Hall, Spanish Hall and 2 other large function suites are located on the first floor, which can be accessed via lift near the West Horseshoe off the Floral Hall.
  • The main stairs leading up are located just inside the Theatre Bar off the Floral Hall marked 'Spanish Suite'.
  • There are also ground floor function suites/meeting rooms located off the main entrance foyer.

Horseshoe and Pavilion

  • The 'Horseshoe' shaped hall is located off the south of the Floral Hall and surrounds the inner pavilion.
  • There is an accessible toilet and level access standard toilets available near the lift at the West Horseshoe.
  • There are further standard toilets down the stairs shown at the rear of the horseshoe.

Arena and Empress Ballroom

  • The Arena is located to the east from the Floral Hall and the Empress Ballroom is to the south east of the building.
  • As it is further away, a ramped entrance near Adelaide Street/Leopold Grove can be arranged in advance.
  • The Ballroom balcony can be accessed via the rear lift, although the very upper 'Gods' balcony floor is only accessible via stairs.
  • There are some clearly marked steps in this area which can be overcome by ramps with handrails on both sides.
  • There are accessible toilet cubicles within the standard toilets next to the ballroom.

Level Change (Empress Ball Room Balcony Bar)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the Ballroom Balcony Bar.
  • The ramp/slope gradient 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 both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the ramp.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • 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).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Eating and Drinking (Theatre Bar and Galleon Bar)

  • The following information is for the café/bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance foyer lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Comments View
    • The Theatre Bar is located opposite the stalls, near the level access Church Street entrance.
    • The adjoining Galleon Bar, which is towards the main entrance foyer lift, is opposite the West Horseshoe/Pavilion entrance.
    • Both of these bars surround and link through to the Mazzei Café off the Floral Hall.

Eating and Drinking (Mazzei Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located off the main corridor.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.

Eating and Drinking (Empress Coffee Bar And Bistro)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The restaurant is located to the south of the Floral Hall near the Horseshoe.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 69m (75yd 1ft) from the Church Street entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 hand held only.
  • Menus are 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are various sets of similar stairs throughout the venue.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the West Horseshoe/Pavilion doors, off the Floral Hall.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, UG, 1.
  • 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 94cm x 150cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • This lift can be used to access the Olympia Exhibition Hall on the lower ground floor and the first floor Baronial Hall, Spanish Hall and upper floor function rooms.
    • There is a similar rear lift near the Empress Ballroom.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance foyer lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the West Horseshoe/Pavilion doors off the Floral Hall.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 280cm x 470cm (9ft 2in x 15ft 5in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 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 sanitary and non-infectious waste 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • There is a fair colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the smaller accessible toilet to the left.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilets are 102m from the level access Church Street entrance.
    • The smaller accessible toilet has a 55cm space to the right of the toilet and has a locking handle (photograph 3 and 4).

Accessible Toilet (First Floor - Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, towards the function halls.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 68cm (2ft 3in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 180cm (5ft 9in x 5ft 11in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 not 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 sanitary and non-infectious waste 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 left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (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 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 View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • There is a medium colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a poor colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The door is 68cm wide at a height of 100cm due to a grab rail, otherwise it is 74cm wide.

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 the main area of the Winter Gardens.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 63m (68yd 2ft) from the Church Street entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There are further standard female and male toilets next to the Pavilion Hall and within the theatre.

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading down to the standard toilets.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre

  • The Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre opened in 2022 and is located at the rear of the Winter Gardens with the main entrance off Leopold Grove.
  • There are 3 floors with level access to all via lifts.
    There is a mixture of automatic, touch button and manual doors and there is bench seating on all floors in the foyers.
  • Level -1 has accessible toilets, an accessible changing room and standard toilets and gives access to The Empress Ballroom.
  • The ground floor has the Main Entrance Foyer and there is an accessible toilet along with parent and baby room and standard toilets.
    Seating and tables available to suit different configurations, and large screens are available.
  • The first floor is accessible by lift and can also be accessed by escalator and stairs.
    It has the Circle Foyer and Circle Hall which can be split into 4 separate Halls.
    There is a bar area accessed by double manual doors.
    There is a left hand accessible toilet 45m ahead from the lift and there are male and female toilets in the same vicinity.
    On the far side of the hall(s) there is a Right Hand Transfer accessible toilet, and female and male toilets similar to other floors.
    The Circle Hall has a mobile platform lift which can be used to access a raised stage and this can be moved and used throughout the Winter Gardens if required.

Outside Access (Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Winter Gardens off Leopold Grove.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance sign says 'Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre'.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
  • The width of the door opening is 92cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the main entrance.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards which are103 cm gap from the footway to the entrance.
    • They have poor contrast.

Inside Access (Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.

Other Floors (Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, 0 and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Escalators View
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are 0 and 1.
    • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalators are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels are varied.

Lift (Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead from the Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre main entrance then left to the lift lobby.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centremain entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, 0 and 1.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • There is a medium colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall.
  • The clear door width is 91cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 159cm x 139cm (5ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Conference Centre - level -1 - Left hand transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead from the lift and right past the stairs.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet, via lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 91cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 194cm (5ft 10in x 6ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 60cm from floor level.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 86cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Opposite Transfer Toilet(s) View
    • There is an opposite transfer toilet in this location.
    • The opposite transfer cubicle has very similar or identical specifications.
  • Comments View
    • The Right hand toilet didn't have a bin.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Blackpool Exhibition and Conference Centre - Ground Floor - Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located right from the Blackpool Exhibition and Conference Centre main entrance on ground floor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Blackpool Exhibition and Conference Centre main entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 159cm x 247cm (5ft 3in x 8ft 1in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste and female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 86cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Changing Room (Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located floor -1 right from the lift.
  • The facility is 2m (2yd 7in) from the the lift.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 362cm x 435cm (11ft 11in x 14ft 3in).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
  • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are not available.
  • The toilet seat is 46cm (1ft 6in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The accessible changing room has a ceiling tracking hoist.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is free standing.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the bench is 197cm (6ft 6in).
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The sink is adjustable in height from 57 - 102 cm.
    • The toilet has 2 drop down rails.
    • The shower has a pull cord alarm which is fully functional.

Standard Toilet(s) (Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre)

  • There is/are 1 male toilet(s) located ahead from the lift and right past the stairs.
  • There is/are 1 female toilet(s) located ahead from the lift and right past the stairs.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is pictorial.
  • Ambulant toilet cubicles are available in some male and female standard toilets.
  • The ambulant cubicles have horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat and a vertical rail on the left.
  • There is not a male standard toilet with a lowered urinal.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are sensor.
  • The lighting levels are low to moderate in the male and female standard toilets.

Parent and Baby Room (Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located level -1 ahead from the lift.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 17m from the lift.
  • There is step-free access into the parent and baby room, via lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 86cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar parent and baby rooms on Ground and first floors.

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.