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Ashton Building

Wiltshire College, Trowbridge Campus, College Road, Trowbridge, BA14 0ES

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include on the ground floor the main reception, meeting and interview rooms, the Sports Hall, Student Common Room, ARC Theatre reception, Trowbridge Restaurant (incorporating Starbucks) and the Learning Resource Centre. The first floor is Aspire Health and Beauty and a link bridge to the Broughton Building. The second floor includes the White Horse Restaurant and associated training kitchens.
  • Related link Aspire Hair & Beauty Salon - Ashton Building.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/aspire-hair-beauty-salon-ashton-building
  • Related link White Horse Restaurant.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/white-horse-restaurant
  • Comments View
    • KH added link for Aspire Hair and Beauty Salons and the White Horse Restaurant.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Trowbridge campus.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Trowbridge.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the front of the Ashton Building.
    • 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 9 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 600cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 55m (60yd 5in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Some of the Blue Badge spaces are close to the entrances to lobbies between the buildings.
    • The College uses Parking Eye to manage the car parks. There is a 15 minute waiting time for visitors. If a visitor plans to be longer than 15 minutes they must register their car at reception. Students and staff register their vehicles for daily use.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the Broughton Building.
    • 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 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 365cm x 610cm (11ft 12in x 20ft).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) 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 not 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.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the right of the designated bays as you enter the car park.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge parking bays are to be used for Edington, Broughton, Lacock and Ashton Buildings, Arc Theatre, Sports Hall, Students Common and Pegasus Food Court.
    • The College uses Parking Eye to manage the car parks. There is a 15 minute waiting time for visitors. If a visitor plans to be longer than 15 minutes they must register their car at reception. Students and staff register their vehicles for daily use.

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 (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance is push pad controlled.
    • The push pad is at a height of 70cm outside and 95cm inside the building.
    • On the right of the accessible entrance is a set of revolving doors, 138cm wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading to the building from the courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Courtyard Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Main Entrance to the Ashton Building to the Aspire Health and Beauty Suite and the White Horse Restaurant

  • The college reception faces the main entrance. On the ground floor the route through to the Sports Hall, Student Common Room and ARC Theatre is to the left of the desk. The Learning Resource Centre is to the right at the front of the building and the corridor to the right adjacent to the reception desk leads to the Trowbridge Restaurant and the lift and stairs to the upper floors.
  • After entering the college via the main entrance proceed towards the reception desk and turn right.
  • Go through the left hand doorway. There are double doors, 180cm wide which are held open by magnetic catches (these will close automatically in the event of fire).
  • Immediately beyond the door the flooring changes from non slip slate tile to carpet.
  • Continue through the open 150cm wide doorway and opposite the Trowbridge Restaurant door is the lift to the upper floors. The stairs are 8m ahead of you.
  • On the first floor, on leaving the lift, turn left through the double doors to the Aspire Health and Beauty Suite.
  • Continuing beyond the suite the route is a bridge above the reception area leading to an easy ramp up to the double doors into the Broughton Building.
  • On leaving the lift on the second floor turn right. The door into the White Horse Restaurant (the training restaurant, which is open to the public) is 2m to the right. The rest of the floor is the training kitchen area.

Reception

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is a double door leading from Ashton Building into the Broughton Building, the door is automatic and is 160cm wide. There is a easy ramp with handrails on both sides which overcomes 4 clearly marked medium stepss with handrails on both sides.

Outside Access (Learning Resource Centre)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main reception desk.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 126cm (4ft 2in).

Reception (Learning Resource Centre)

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the learning resource centre entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Library (Learning Resource Centre)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse and height adjustable table is / are available.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 114cm x 124cm (3ft 9in x 4ft 1in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is for use by staff, visitors and disabled persons.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the building.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the main reception.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 270cm x 305cm (8ft 10in x 10ft 0in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 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 towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

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.