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Gheluvelt Park

Waterworks Road, Worcester, WR1 3EY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the Battle of Gheluvelt and Word War 1 Interpretative Feature, the Pump House Environment Centre and Cafe, Gheluvelt Splash Pad, play areas, Riverside Conservation Park and outdoor gym equipment.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Worcester Foregate Street.

Opening Times

  • The Riverside Conservation Park is open 24hrs a day.
  • The formal park is open from dawn to dusk every day.
  • The Splash Pad is open April - mid-July 11:00 - 16:00 every day, mid-July to August 11:00 - 18:00 every day, September 11:00 - 16:00 every day and closed from October to March.
  • The Pump House Environment Centre and Cafe is open 10:00 - 17:00 in summer and 10:00 - 16:00 in winter.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the side of the Pump House Environment Centre.
    • 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 440cm x 600cm (14ft 5in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the pump house entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the pump house 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • Alternative parking is available in the Waterworks Road Car Park opposite the Pump House.

Access Point (Barbourne Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Barbourne Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 100cm.

Access Point (Barbourne Lane Children's Play Area)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Barbourne Lane.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The width of the gap is 100cm.

Access Point (Barbourne Road / Barbourne Lane Junction)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located along Barbourne Road and Barbourne Lane junction.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 100cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately before the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Tower Road Cycle Path)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located along Tower Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 100cm.

Access Point (Lavender Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located along Lavender Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 100cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately after the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Waterworks Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located along Waterworks Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 100cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located within the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are a number of bridges in the park. All the bridges except Duck Bridge (shown in Photograph 6) are 150cm in width.
    • The width of Duck Bridge is 112cm.
    • Signage throughout the park is clear and there are frequent map boards with markings to show your location.

Battle of Gheluvelt and Word War 1 Interpretative Feature

  • The Battle of Gheluvelt and Word War 1 Interpretative Feature is sited just inside the entrance at the Barbourne Road side of the park.
  • There is an easy sloping path to the right inside the gate or an access point, with 10 clearly marked steps with handrails on both sides straight ahead. There is step free access from all other parts of the park.
  • There are interpretative boards set at an accessible height and presented in a large, clear font.

Gheluvelt Splash Pad

  • The splash pad is situated near the middle of the park. The ground slopes downwards and there are level places for people to sit.
  • The surface is non slip and brightly coloured. There are no obstructions on the splash pad surface.

Play Areas

  • There are play areas for toddlers and older children. There are tarmac paths around the areas and the play surface is a specialist rubberised material.

Public Toilets

  • There are public toilets at the corner of Barbourne Road and Barbourne Lane.
  • There are standard female and male toilets with ambulant disabled cubicles and a unisex toilet which is locked by a RADAR key.
  • There is a short easy ramp with handrails on both sides immediately in front of the toilet facilities.

Outside Access (Pump House Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located approaching the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the entrance.
    • There is/are 6 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Pump House Environment Centre

  • The ground floor of the Pump House contains the cafe and accessible toilet.
  • On the first floor are meeting rooms and standard toilet.
  • The stairs to the first floor are medium height, well lit, with clear markings and handrails on the left going up.
  • There is a platform lift to overcome the stairs.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located ahead as you enter.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear right of the cafe.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • The lift is approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (Pump House)

Accessible Toilet (Pump House)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear left of the cafe.
    • There is not 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 (Bi-Fold).
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 220cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste, open waste paper bin and sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • 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 bright.
  • 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional accessible toilet adjacent (shown in photograph 4).

Level Change (Access to Accessible Toilets and Lift)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the doorway to the toilet and lift lobby.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Additional Info (Pump House)

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.