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Main Building - Twelve Quays Campus

Wirral Metropolitan College, Morpeth Dock, Shore Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 1AG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include drama studios, workshops, administration offices, a learning resource centre, The Mix, ICT rooms, laboratories, staff areas and general teaching spaces.
  • Twelve Quays campus houses the Construction, Engineering and Art departments. Twelve Quays has 3 blocks: A, B and C. Blocks B and C are accessed through the main building (A block). A Block has a ground floor and 2 further floors, B Block has a ground floor and 1 further floor and C Block has a ground floor only.
  • Related link The Mix - Twelve Quays Campus.
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/the-mix---twelve-quays-campus
  • Related link Learning Resource Centre - Twelve Quays Campus.
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/learning-resource-centre---twelve-q

Opening Times (Term Time)

  • Monday 08:30 - 21:00..
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00..
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00..
  • Thursday 08:30 - 21:00..
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00..
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Vacations)

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

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the front of the 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 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 500cm (9ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 23m (25yd 6in) 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.

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.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a revolving door to the right of the accessible entrance at the second door.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards with a width of 120 leading to the main entrance from the blue badge parking in the car park.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance 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
    • The doors to B block on the ground floor are held open with magnetic retainers for easier access.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right, past the refectory.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G. 1. 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 800 kg.
  • The lift is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main 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 130cm x 135cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bank of 2 lifts and the details are the same for both.
    • The lift also allows access to the 1st floor of B Block.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1. 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located ahead of entering the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the main building.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are also central and rear staircases and the details are the same for all stairs.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left past the refectory.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 150cm (6ft 11in x 4ft 11in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are clinical 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 not a mirror.
    • 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 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 89cm.
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional accessible toilets located throughout the building and the details are the similar,.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional accessible toilets located throughout the building and the details are the similar,.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left past the refectory.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left past the refectory.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 46m (50yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.