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Avon Building

Wiltshire College, Salisbury Campus, Southampton Road, Salisbury, SP1 2LW

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in December 2020.
  • There have been no changes to the parking available.
  • Some entrances have been marked as entry or exit only to facilitate one-way systems and bubble zones within the buildings.
  • Anyone new to the College / visiting should only enter through Reception on each Campus.
  • Some entrances / exits have been marked as either entry or exit only.
  • Hand sanitiser is available at each entrance, and in public spaces throughout all buildings.
  • Signage is abundant throughout the College reminding to socially distance and to keep left in corridors.
  • Main Receptions desks have protective screens at all Campuses.
  • Lifts have been restricted by keys - anyone needing to use a lift must ask at Reception on arrival; lifts are single occupancy or (+ carer) only.
  • All toilets facilities are available - multi-cubicle facilities have been marked as single use / one-at-a-time only.
  • Face Masks / Coverings must be worn in all public spaces. Those with recognised exceptions should wear their lanyard / request a lanyard at Reception.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include :
    Ground Floor - Learning Resource Centre, sound studios, performing arts studios and Footlights
    1st Floor - Science, sound engineering, Estates, Human Resources
    2nd Floor - Computer & Business management
    3rd Floor - Hospitality & Tourism, Spirals hairdressing
    4th Floor Health & Social Care and Wessex Restaurant.
  • Related link Aspire Hair & Beauty Salon - Avon Building.
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Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 20:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

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

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is St Marys Car Park.
    • The car park is located near to the Craft Centre, Wylye Building and the Avon Building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Churchill Gardens.
    • The car park is located along Southampton Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the Craft Centre and Avon building.
  • Comments View
    • Students can currently park for free in the Churchill Gardens car park if they get a permit from the reception in the Bourne Building.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right of the Craft Centre.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Craft Centre, Wylye Building and the Avon Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 527cm (12ft 2in x 17ft 3in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff, students, visitors and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Craft Centre.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Craft Centre.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Craft Centre main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Avon Block)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 159cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep slope leading down from Southampton Road (shown in photograph 3).

Eating and Drinking (Café)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on the ground floor, to the left of the building.
    • There is step-free access to the café.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff cannot bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are not available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 102cm.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 86cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 71cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels may be lower in the evening.

Entrance (Ground Floor Entrance to Wylye Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right side of the Avon Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the Avon building main entrance and this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located to the right side of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the first floor, on the second floor, on the third floor and on the fourth floor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
    • There is a similar staircase at the rear of the building which can be seen in photographs 3 and 4.

Lift (Lower Floors)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right as you enter Wylye Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Wylye entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 133cm x 98cm (4ft 4in x 3ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Lift (Top Floors)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right as you enter Wylye Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-3-4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Wylye entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 130cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the staircase.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • 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 contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 196cm (5ft 10in x 6ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 172cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 98cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Comments View
    • The dropdown rail was broken off at the time of surveying.
    • There is an overhead electric hoist that covers all areas.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet opposite this one which can be seen in photographs 3 and 4.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Second Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the second floor, along the corridor from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • 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 contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 142cm x 196cm (4ft 8in x 6ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 120cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 98cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible toilet opposite this one which was out of service at the time of the survey.

Changing Places (Fourth Floor)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located on the fourth floor.
    • The facility is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of estates.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 230cm x 265cm (7ft 7in x 8ft 8in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 167cm (5ft 6in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Dropdown rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • Accessible shower facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, off the corridor next to the stairs.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.