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Kennet Building

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

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Trowbridge campus.
  • The nearest mainline station is Trowbridge.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located true.
    • The car park is outside the Kennet Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 4 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).
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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
    • The parking bays are used for Kennet Building, Farleigh Building, Iford Building and Deveril.
    • 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 doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

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

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • 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 the Kennet Building into the Edington Building.
    • The door is heavy and 156cm wide.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are various moderate ramps located throughout the building.

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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right as you enter via the side entrance.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 140cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is for use by staff, visitors and disabled persons only.

Internal Route from Main Entrance to the Broughton Building (Ground Floor))

Main Entrance to the Edington Building via the Broughton Building

  • Follow the route from the main entrance to the Broughton Building.
  • The internal distance from the main entrance to the Edington Building via the Broughton Building is approximately 85m.
  • The double doors to the Broughton Building are 148cm in width and open automatically towards you via push pad. The height of the push pad is 95cm.
  • Beyond the Broughton Building entrance doors the corridor is carpeted.
  • Go straight ahead for 40m, through the Broughton Building, passing the accessible and standard toilets on your left, to the double doors facing you.
  • The doors are 148cm in width and are held open away from you on magnetic catches (they will close automatically in the event of fire).
  • On passing through the door the flooring changes to a textured vinyl surface, which is slightly reflective. To your left is the outside access door to the Broughton Building and to the right stairs to the first floor.
  • Continue straight ahead through the internal double doors into the main corridor of the Edington Building. The doors are push pad operated and open automatically towards you. The doors are 148cm in width.

Main Entrance to the Kennet Building via the Broughton and Edington Builings

  • Follow the route sections from the main entrance through the Broughton and Edington Buildings.
  • The internal distance from the main entrance to the Kennet Building via the Broughton and Edington Buildings is approximately 125m.
  • Go straight ahead through the Edington Building passing the lift on your right and the Hygiene Room accessible toilet and shower facilities to your left.
  • Continue straight ahead along the corridor for 50m to the double doors facing you. The doors are 148cm in width and held open on magnetic catches (they will close automatically in the event of fire).
  • The flooring in the lobby is textured vinyl. The stairs to the first floor are to your left and beyond them the rear entrance.
  • Turn to the right through the double doors which are held open on magnetic catches (they will close in the event of fire). The width of the opening is 148cm.
  • Follow the corridor which is an easy upward slope with a carpeted surface. At the level landing turn left and continue up the slope. There are no handrails.
  • At the next landing, on the left, is the Kennet Building side entrance and a lift for the use of mobility impaired people only.
  • Continue straight ahead on the slope for a further 5m then turn right at the top.
  • Ahead is the corridor serving the Art Department.
  • There is an open doorway 5m to your left which leads directly into Costa Coffee with the counter to your right and seating to the left. The flooring in this area is vinyl tiles.
  • Go straight ahead for 15m into the atrium area at the rear entrance. The doors are 180cm in width and open automatically away from you. There is a slight threshold in the doorway.

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 4m (13ft 1in) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor, left as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 225cm (5ft 5in x 7ft 5in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot 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.