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Woolwich Public Hall

Market Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6PW

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Woolwich Public Hall is a theatre and event space attached to Woolwich Town Hall but used separately with its own entrance.
    • At the time of our revisit (February 2018) the main hall was closed indefinitely awaiting repairs to the roof.
    • The foyer 'crush hall' is still used as a meeting place for some groups.
    • There is no internal step-free route between the Public Hall and the Town Hall.
    • For further details of the Town Hall please see the separate access guide.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Woolwich Arsenal.
  • The nearest underground station is North Greenwich.
  • The nearest DLR station is Woolwich Arsenal.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Calderwood Street Multi-Storey Car Park.
    • The car park is located on Calderwood Street, with the entrance on Monk Street.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 190cm x 580cm (6ft 3in x 19ft).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Market Street, in front of the Public Hall entrance.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 190cm x 580cm (6ft 3in x 19ft).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Market Street.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional on-street Blue Badge bays on Wellington Street outside the Town Hall and the Woolwich Centre.

Outside Access (Woolwich Public Hall Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the left side of the building, on Market Street.
  • 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 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • At the time of our visit (February 2018) the public hall was closed indefinitely awaiting repairs.
    • The foyer to the public hall (known as the crush hall) is used occasionally as a meeting place for groups, but this entrance is not used for general access to the Town Hall.

Level Change (Woolwich Public Hall Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right 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 137cm (4ft 6in).
  • 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.
  • 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Inside Access

  • 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 allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Public Hall Foyer to Town Hall)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located going from the Public Hall foyer to the ground floor of the Town Hall.
  • There is/are 14 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • 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).
  • Comments View
    • There is no step-free internal route between the Town Hall and the public hall.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Public Hall entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the crush hall from the Public Hall entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 233cm x 287cm (7ft 8in x 9ft 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 left.
    • 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 twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 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 52cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 136cm (4ft 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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the crush hall from the Public Hall entrance.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Public Hall entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are low.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of the crush hall from the Public Hall entrance.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Public Hall entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are low.

Level Change (Public Hall Standard Male Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located from the crush hall down to the toilets.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • 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.

Level Change (Public Hall Standard Female Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located from the crush hall down to the toilets.
  • There is/are 11 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • 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.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.